This is not an exaggeration, your home in the Killeen-Temple, Texas area and all through out the Lone Star State is likely filled with this very much banned Christmas decoration both inside and out. If you are like me, you may feel like a large part of your childhood and Christmas traditions are being thrown right into the garbage.

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Why would the federal government want to ban something that is so common?

It is not just incredibly popular and common, it is most likely a decoration you have used not just for Christmas, but also every other holiday you celebrate in your home. The new federal government ban has had an effect on everyday life.

What Christmas decoration has now been banned by the federal government?


Many of the Christmas lights you probably own are now banned by the federal government for being inefficient. If your family is anything like mine, you have received tons of hand me down lights from generations past.

Back on August 1st, the federal government made the production and sale of incandescent light bulbs illegal, and if you love the old Christmas bubble lights, you will no longer be able to get replacement bulbs.

All of the lights you remember from your parents' and grandparents' trees from years gone by are now completely banned, and the option to repair old strands of lights is now likely a thing of the past too.

New LED bulbs have their benefit, but unfortunately they aren't always an adequate substitute. Merry Christmas!

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Monday we wrapped up our Light It Up Central Texas contest where we had you send in pictures of your best Christmas lights displays.

Of course, it's the most wonderful time of the year and there's no better time to show the world how much you love the holiday season.

Maybe this year you lugged all 12 crates of lights out of the basement and blanketed the entire house. Maybe you rented some heavy equipment to decorate the towering pine tree in your front yard. Maybe there's a life-size replica of Santa's sleigh shining brighter than a Vegas casino in front of your business.

Maybe you just went all out and your house lights up the whole block!

As you will see some people did just that!

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