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Thread started 12/04/03 3:55pm

psychodelicide

Why Do People Hang Blue Lights on Their Houses and/or Trees During the Christmas Season??

I have been wondering about that recently, since I have seen some houses and/or trees/bushes that have blue lights on them. I can understand people using colors such as red, green and white to decorate, but blue is not really a color that is associated with Christmas. What's up with that???

Near my parent's house, someone has red and blue lights that are arranged so that the lights go diagonally from the top of the pole down to the ground in a Christmas tree shape. It looks like something that you would see outside of someone's house for the 4th of July or Memorial Day, but it could be that they are doing it because they knew someone who was killed during the 9/11 incident.

Even worse is when people put orange lights on their houses during Halloween. barf If you've never seen orange lights on a house, you're not missing much, because it is really ugly. lol
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about." - Wayne Dyer
Reply #1 posted 12/04/03 3:56pm

REDFEATHERS

Blue lights match Santas eyes nod
Reply #2 posted 12/04/03 3:57pm

psychodelicide

Ohhh, I never thought of that before. Thanks. hug
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about." - Wayne Dyer
Reply #3 posted 12/04/03 3:57pm

REDFEATHERS

psychodelicide said:

Ohhh, I never thought of that before. Thanks. hug



Or they are Prince fans? "Blue Light" ?


Maybe, I dunno confuse
Reply #4 posted 12/04/03 3:59pm

psychodelicide

falloff Could be. lol
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about." - Wayne Dyer
Reply #5 posted 12/04/03 4:00pm

REDFEATHERS

psychodelicide said:

falloff Could be. lol



giggle I am still thinking of more reasons...
Reply #6 posted 12/04/03 4:01pm

psychodelicide

wink giggle
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about." - Wayne Dyer
Reply #7 posted 12/04/03 4:03pm

REDFEATHERS

psychodelicide said:

wink giggle



kisses
Reply #8 posted 12/04/03 4:25pm

IAmTheTouch

how about plain old bad taste? hmmm
Reply #9 posted 12/04/03 4:27pm

madartista

i like the blue light look. not so much mixing it with red, cuz that doesn't look like Christmas, but I've seen a lot of tastefully done blue light displays. (and I'm not talking about KMart!!!) wink
let me come over it's a beautiful day to play with you in the dark
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Reply #10 posted 12/04/03 4:27pm

Jasziah

Maybe they're lonely people? "I'll have a blue Christmas without you..." whistle
Reply #11 posted 12/04/03 4:33pm

madartista

let me come over it's a beautiful day to play with you in the dark
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Reply #12 posted 12/04/03 4:34pm

madartista

BLUE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
(Buck Owens / Red Simpson)
Buck Owens - 1965


(Excuse me Miss but do you have any)
Blue Christmas lights for my Christmas tree
I want some blue Christmas lights just as blue as me
The one I love has set me free but I still got her memory
Give me blue Christmas lights for my Christmas tree

(Pardon me but do you have any)
Blue Christmas lights blue they've gotta be
Blue Christmas lights for that's how you left me
Although sweetheart you're far away I'll kiss your picture
Christmas Day
Under blue Christmas lights on my Christmas tree

The one I love has set me free but I still got her memory
Give me blue Christmas lights for my Christmas tree
I'll have have a blue Christmas cause you're not here with me
let me come over it's a beautiful day to play with you in the dark
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Reply #13 posted 12/04/03 8:13pm

bluesbaby

I doubt most of the folks who hang the blue lights think about this, but blue is an advent color--preparing for Christ's birth.
Reply #14 posted 12/04/03 8:14pm

GirlIntercepted

Cheap bastards, Multi colored is tooo priicyyy!!!




lol
Reply #15 posted 12/04/03 8:17pm

althom

bluesbaby said:

I doubt most of the folks who hang the blue lights think about this, but blue is an advent color--preparing for Christ's birth.

Blue means birth???

Shouldn't it be red with white gunk? eek
Reply #16 posted 12/04/03 8:20pm

GirlIntercepted

lol
[This message was edited Thu Dec 4 20:20:20 PST 2003 by GirlIntercepted]
Reply #17 posted 12/04/03 8:31pm

DigitalLisa

REDFEATHERS said:

Blue lights match Santas eyes nod

wait .. i thought santa was mexican :Sad2:
Reply #18 posted 12/04/03 8:32pm

GirlIntercepted

DigitalLisa said:

REDFEATHERS said:

Blue lights match Santas eyes nod

wait .. i thought santa was mexican :Sad2:



LISA, You rock, You are the Soul of this Org!


nod
Reply #19 posted 12/04/03 8:34pm

DigitalLisa

GirlIntercepted said:

DigitalLisa said:

REDFEATHERS said:

Blue lights match Santas eyes nod

wait .. i thought santa was mexican :Sad2:



LISA, You rock, You are the Soul of this Org!


nod

lol thanks
Reply #20 posted 12/04/03 8:37pm

cborgman

i think it is code for "a prostitute lives here"
"I am almost never wrong"
"it is hard being the smartest person in the room but it is a cross i am willing to bare."


-OnlyNDaUsa
Reply #21 posted 12/04/03 8:39pm

Nikster

cborgman said:

i think it is code for "a prostitute lives here"



Ummm..that's a red porchlight, dude.
Reply #22 posted 12/04/03 8:42pm

cborgman

Nikster said:

cborgman said:

i think it is code for "a prostitute lives here"



Ummm..that's a red porchlight, dude.


oh... i'll be right back...


::runs outside to take the bluelights down::
"I am almost never wrong"
"it is hard being the smartest person in the room but it is a cross i am willing to bare."


-OnlyNDaUsa
Reply #23 posted 12/04/03 8:56pm

Nikster

cborgman said:

Nikster said:

cborgman said:

i think it is code for "a prostitute lives here"



Ummm..that's a red porchlight, dude.


oh... i'll be right back...


::runs outside to take the bluelights down::



The things some people do for x-mas money rolleyes


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[This message was edited Thu Dec 4 20:56:38 PST 2003 by Nikster]
Reply #24 posted 12/04/03 9:40pm

PurpleJedi

I've wondered the same myself...could they be Hannukah lights? Jews may be getting into the holiday spirit, but obviously in keeping with their faith...?

Maybe I'll knock on someone's door one of these days and ask...
By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
Reply #25 posted 12/04/03 9:41pm

bluesbaby

althom said:

bluesbaby said:

I doubt most of the folks who hang the blue lights think about this, but blue is an advent color--preparing for Christ's birth.

Blue means birth???

Shouldn't it be red with white gunk? eek


blue, for, um, like the color of Joseph's hand when Mary was squeezin it during labor and all...
Reply #26 posted 12/05/03 9:20am

TheResistor

DigitalLisa said:

REDFEATHERS said:

Blue lights match Santas eyes nod

wait .. i thought santa was mexican :Sad2:


LOL...He is Mexican! And guess what? There are loads of Mexicans with blue eyes and plenty with blond hair and guess what there are even some Mexicans that are black...
rainbow

"...literal people are scary, man
literal people scare me
out there trying to rid the world of its poetry
while getting it wrong fundamentally
down at the church of "look, it says right here, see!" - ani difranco
Reply #27 posted 12/05/03 11:02am

mrbungle

PurpleJedi said:

I've wondered the same myself...could they be Hannukah lights? Jews may be getting into the holiday spirit, but obviously in keeping with their faith...?

Maybe I'll knock on someone's door one of these days and ask...



This is it. It's for the jewish holiday of hannuka. Back in the good ole days when you could use a dime to use the pay phone or the word gay meant happy (no gay bashing just adding humor) the familes that lived in my neighborhood that had the blue lights were all Jewish. I even asked my friend Tony who is Jewish about it as well. Here is the correct answer to the blue light mystery.

I prefer today over the good ole days but I would rater use a dime for a pay phone then a fidty cent piece.
Reply #28 posted 12/05/03 7:35pm

PurpleJedi

mrbungle said:

PurpleJedi said:

I've wondered the same myself...could they be Hannukah lights? Jews may be getting into the holiday spirit, but obviously in keeping with their faith...?

Maybe I'll knock on someone's door one of these days and ask...



This is it. It's for the jewish holiday of hannuka. Back in the good ole days when you could use a dime to use the pay phone or the word gay meant happy (no gay bashing just adding humor) the familes that lived in my neighborhood that had the blue lights were all Jewish. I even asked my friend Tony who is Jewish about it as well. Here is the correct answer to the blue light mystery.

I prefer today over the good ole days but I would rater use a dime for a pay phone then a fidty cent piece.


dancing jig
...I knew it!... dancing jig
...and I also hate having to dish out 2 quarters for a stupid call!!!
By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
Reply #29 posted 12/05/03 7:41pm

Paisley

I just saw my neighbor putting-up blue lights and automatically I thought of this thread :LOL:
Reply #30 posted 12/06/03 12:26pm

psychodelicide

lol @ Paisley.
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about." - Wayne Dyer
Reply #31 posted 12/06/03 1:46pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Some people want a change from the traditional green and red and gold and silver stuff.
Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #32 posted 12/06/03 1:50pm

rdhull

althom said:

bluesbaby said:

I doubt most of the folks who hang the blue lights think about this, but blue is an advent color--preparing for Christ's birth.

Blue means birth???

Shouldn't it be red with white gunk? eek

lol
Roger Ebert:rest in peace
Reply #33 posted 12/06/03 4:18pm

Paisley

psychodelicide said:

lol @ Paisley.

:LOL: I wanted to ask him why but that is his choice and I respect that. I wouldn't want him telling me what I should not do.

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