If you thought this was going to be a heartwarming story about some New Jersey town that kept its Christmas lights up for a sick child coming home from a hospital or a soldier coming home from overseas, you’re wrong. Everyone loves a touching human interest piece. This ain’t of them. If that were the case the headline wouldn’t end with a question mark.

I’m generally wondering why, because I don’t know. My neighborhood in Flemington enjoys Christmas for sure. There’s the annual Christmas Parade down Main Street just a block away. We’re into the holidays.

But some people here are reeeeally into it. It’s been 8 weeks. It’s after Valentine’s Day already. So why is this tree still on?

Jeff Deminski photo
Jeff Deminski photo

And yes I looked for packages piled up on the porch and sniffed for any unpleasant smells coming from the home but that wasn’t it.

Surely by February 19 this had to be an aberration. Not quite. Just down the street on the opposite side is this snowman.

Jeff Deminski photo
Jeff Deminski photo

"Hey, I enjoy less money in my bank account and making higher profits for the electric company as much as the next guy!" said no one ever.

So I don't get it.

Then right around the corner is this other house.

Jeff Deminski photo
Jeff Deminski photo

What in kilowatt is happening? Did these folks lose a Best Decorated House contest and are now holding out for Most Tenacious?

Hey look, it's their property. I don't want to impose rules like some condo associations do with dates by which decorations must come down. I'm just saying for me too much of a season makes it a bit less special. Same reason I don't like Christmas displays in stores before Halloween is even here.

If it makes the Griswolds happy more power to 'em. I'm sure they'll be down by Father's Day. When there will be 189 days until Christmas.

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