Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is in full swing. That means a number of things; buying gifts for all the family members and friends on your list, scheduling and organizing get-togethers, and planning out what food everyone is going to bring for those get-togethers. For many families across the Tri-State, it also means busting out the Christmas lights and other Christmas yard decorations, and attempting to be the Clark Griswald of the neighborhood by covering as much of your property as possible in the spirit of the season.

The tradition of hanging Christmas lights on homes is nearly 100 years old. According to Christmas Light Source, the practice began in 1927 after a man by the name of Albert Sadacca invented safe lights that were less likely to catch something on fire, unlike the early versions of Christmas lights some 20-plus years prior.

These days, it's not uncommon to see entire neighborhoods decked out in the multi-colored Christmas light glow. Some homeowners keep it simple, with a few strands outlining their roofline and windows, while others go all out with enough lights to rival the sun.

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Whatever decorative route they choose, driving around the Tri-State to see as many of them as you can is a tradition for many families. Of course, if you're going to go Christmas light gazing, you have to have the right soundtrack to enjoy while you do it. That's where we come in.

We've teamed up with Robert John & Associates to present our second annual, Christmas Lights Touring Nights on both Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th from 5:00 until 7:00 PM each night. The two-hour show will be hosted by myself, Leslie Morgan, and Travis Sams, and will feature nothing but Christmas music sung by your favorite Country artists. We'll play everything from the standards, like "The First Noel" sung by Carrie Underwood to "Winter Wonderland" by Dolly Parton, and "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Lady A, to newer Christmas favorites such as "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" from Jeff Foxworthy and "Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy" from Garth. All you'll need to do is look out the window of your car and enjoy the lights.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE EVANSVILLE OWENSBORO AREA

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