Maria Shriver’s Christmas Lights Are Still Up & Her Neighbors Have EVERY Right to Be Angry

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Christmas lightsHere I was thinking my mother was the only one lucky enough to live next door to someone who still has their icicle Christmas lights up, but man was I wrong. Maria Shriver, you've been caught red handed. According to TMZ, Maria still hasn't taken down her Christmas lights 94 days after the joyous occasion. Shocker: her neighbors (similar to my mother) are LESS than pleased about the whole thing, saying that the lights are a total eyesore

HA! But seriously, TELL me you've felt the same way? WHY is it so dang hard for people to take the 10 minutes to an hour to UNdecorate their home? Besides, I for one know that Christmas lights just don't bring the same happiness in March as they do in December. They just don't.

It can be an awkward topic, that's for sure. Not everyone is in the position to walk over to their neighbors, knock on the door, and ask them to take down their lights. Sure the neighbors are cordial and outside one day, maybe then it's OK to make a joke about it, but the truth is that it's THEIR property and they can do with it as they please.

What's even funnier, though, is I bet you Maria (like Mom's neighbor) WANTS those lights taken down. But taking 'em down, that involves effort. Ugh. SO MUCH EFFORT. Instead of putting in that effort, she's just grown to become used to the decorative display.

For my both Mom and Maria's neighbor's sake, I'm just hoping the lights come down by Memorial Day. I'm sorry, but that's when I just HAVE to draw the line.

Do you have a neighbor who still has Christmas lights up? Does it bother you?


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nonmember avatar blue

I LOVE Christmas lights!! I wish they were all year long lights. I wouldn't have a single issue with this!! People need to freaking lighten up. So pretentious.

Coles... Coles_mom

I very much she installed them herself. I'm guessing she doesn't live in a teeny house that could just have them yanked down. Most of the houses in my neighborhood require a professional install because they're so big. So she should take the time to schedule someone to come get them down...

nonmember avatar kaerae

fail to see how this harms her neighbors.

nonmember avatar andie

It would annoy the crap out of me if a neighbor still had Christmas lights up in March. For one thing, it makes "the season" less exciting and special if you have them up all year. And Maria Shriver can surely afford to pay someone to take them down. She's just lazy, I guess.

Setsuki Setsuki

My neighbors lights have been on the house for years now and I could care less about the lights. It's not my business and not a big deal

coco_... coco_rose

I dont think its a big deal unless you live in one of those suburbs that demand perfect lawns 24/7 and immaculate gardens and your house painted a certain colour etc

Nelli... NellieAthome

You and the neighbors need to mind their own business. What people do on their own property is no one's business except theirs. They have no obligation to keep their property to your standards If someone wants to paint their house purple with pink and green stripes and keep holiday lights up all year and grow corn in their front yard then that is their business and no one else's.

nonmember avatar martha

NOT ONLY she should keep them up. she should put more up for the occation.

baham... bahamamama61

She should leave them up all year, and when they burn out, she should go buy more to put up:) I love the 'Christmas Lights':)

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