Nov 12, 2021 - Things to Do
The hap-happiest season of all came early in Denver
A home on Lowell Boulevard in the Highland neighborhood is decorated in holiday lights in early November. Photo: John Frank/Axios
A home on Lowell Boulevard in the Highland neighborhood is decorated in holiday lights in early November. Photo: John Frank/Axios

It's the most wonderful time of the year … already?

In the Denver metro, holiday lights, wreaths and inflatable reindeer debuted uncharacteristically early. Ahhhh!

It prompts the question … isn't it too soon for holiday lights and singing loud for all to hear?

Clausometer: A year ago, the pandemic led people to check every bulb with the idea that sometimes seeing is believing.

  • This year, love actually is all around again.

Be smart: In Denver, this means the lights glow so bright for months. After all, local tradition says we have to keep them lit through the Stock Show in January.

Our thought bubble: Maybe my heart is two sizes too small, but it seems a little early. Shouldn't we at least wait to carve the turkey?

  • Tell us what you think, or send us photos of your early displays. Hit reply.

Trivia: 9 holiday movies are referenced in this item. Can you find them? Answers below.

The answers: In order of reference, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Home Alone," "Elf," "Christmas Vacation," "The Polar Express," "Love Actually," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

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