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My parents and I drove about an hour west one night a few weeks back after reading in the local newspaper about Christmas in Wadena. A man decks his house out to the nines with Christmas lights and they all flash and dance in an hour long show, timed with music. It’s free to see, with a donation box and a place to give items for the food shelf if you want. There was a salute to the troops, and many, many Christmas songs. Even some jokes about bypassing ‘going green’ to enjoy a little Christmas cheer.
It was an awesome show, and a fun memory – sitting in the car with my parents, parked along the street. We had to roll the windows down to de-fog, and periodically turn on the car for warmth. The music projected into our car through a radio station, dedicated to this light show.
And once it was all over with, my parents and I did what normal people do when it’s 10* out in the middle of winter.
We went to Dairy Queen.