There are a lot of ways to decide when to put up your holiday and Christmas lights. Some people wait till after Thanksgiving, while others do it right after Halloween... now that's really spooky.

Many Americans wait for one big moment.

Nicole S. Young

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Now, this is more of a Midwestern tradition, but the main thing people wait for is snow. It's a great sign to get those lights up!

Once It Snows People Put up Their Lights

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Most of the time it usually doesn't snow until late November, so it works out. For many, they wait to put up decorations after the first snowfall, or after Thanksgiving. Usally it's whichever one happens first.

Now it might seem weird to put up lights after it snows seeing as that snow is just going to make things harder, but in a weird way, the snow is the inspiration for these decoration artists.

Even those who throw a few candy canes in the year can't help but be inspired by that snow.

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Win Money For Your Decorating!

Now that you're putting up the lights, win some money for doing it with "Light Up The Quad Cities 2022"

Between now and December 11, we need you to share photos of your most creative, most beautiful, and most breathtaking holiday displays.

Once you send us that pic of your awesome display, you could win $500 thanks to Upper Iowa University Quad Cities Campus! Now that is an awesome Christmas bonus.

To learn more or to submit your photo, click here.

Now that many areas in the QCA are seeing snow, it's time to start decorating! I'm sure the thanksgiving turkey will understand.

Essential Winter Emergency Kit Items

Winter season in the Quad Cities means cold temperatures, heavy snow, and slick roads. Hopefully, you won't ever need to tap into your winter emergency kit, but it's better to have one in your car than to be unprepared. Make sure you have these essential items in your car before winter arrives in the Quad Cities.

This Twitter Account Is Renaming Everyday Objects And They’re Hilarious

We found this hilarious Twitter account called @TheCorrectNames. The account took photos of objects and animals and gave them the "correct name." We couldn't help but laugh when reading through these.

We wanted to share these funny new names with you, so here are 50 things that have been given the "correct names."

(WARNING) Some may be inappropriate.

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