We put up the Christmas lights on the house this week. For those of you who live in somewhat warmer climates, it may seem a bit premature. But, we have cold, snowy winters here, and if you don’t get your lights up before the snow flies, you may not get another chance until spring. No one wants to climb up a ladder to hang lights in the ice and snow. Much to the kids’ dismay, though, we won’t light them until after Thanksgiving.