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Finding the power for Christmas lights

It is that time of year when people put up their outside holiday lights and displays. Judging from our neighborhood they are decorating more than usual.

In our country 90 percent of individuals say they plan to celebrate the holidays this year. Total retail sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas are projected to reach $957 billion.

The setting for the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is reminiscent of bedecked suburban communities. Clark Griswold decorates every foot of his home and front yard. However, when he flips the light switch, the rest of the city blacks out. You can envision Gr...


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