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What's the Electricity Bill for 1,000,000 Xmas LIghts?

We all know those people who go a little overboard with holidays. The ones whose moms were always drunk at Christmas, so they feel the need to turn their homes and clothing into Christmas hell to prove to themselves that they do in fact "have the spirit." Well, the Faucher (which I like to think is pronounced "Fawker") family of Delaware must have suffered some sort of Christmas catastrophe when they were young, because their house is hemorrhaging Christmas spirit like a late-stage Ebola victim.

There actually are 1,000,000 lights activated for this display, at an estimated operating cost of $89,000 if they are using standard bulbs. However, if they were to use LED bulbs, that number would go down to about $11,000, per the wacky minds at HouseLogic . I'm all for going green for the right reasons, and a savings of $78k for a month of Xmas lights sure seems to be a "right reason."

The family has been putting on these gaudy displays for 25 years even though they are avowed atheists. Just kidding. I'm sure they're really, really Christian.

Somewhere, Clark Griswold is throwing his Santa hat to the ground and shaking his fist in a menacing fashion. Lousy Fauchers.

 
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