Episode 21: When is too much? Christmas lights and decorations

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts discuss the increasing trend of elaborate Christmas lights and decorations, particularly in the context of their local neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. The hosts explore whether this festive enthusiasm is genuine celebration or an overcompensation, pondering the impact on the true Christmas spirit. They discuss the evolution from traditional incandescent bulbs to modern LED lights and the potential consequences of excessive decorations, including light pollution and safety concerns. The conversation touches on the societal shift towards excess in various aspects, drawing parallels with the Kardashian effect and the diminishing concept of critique. The hosts also speculate on whether this trend is unique to American culture, influenced by the availability of cheap decorations, and the potential future consequences. The episode concludes with the hosts emphasizing the importance of keeping holiday decorations classy and fostering community spirit.

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