If you’re wondering about the title of today’s post, it’s how Merry Christmas is uttered Down Under, according to Google.
In fact, there are a lot of Christmas practices that are hard to understand. As someone who will be celebrating Christmas Eve in the Jewish tradition of eating Chinese food (yes, they’re all open) and then seeing a new movie, I sometimes struggle to get my head around some of the ways in which this holiday is celebrated.
Like syncing your home’s Christmas lights to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”
I have searched the Internet far and wide, consulted with many of my Christian friends, and no one seems to have unlocked the mystery behind why so many people engage in this practice, with AC/DC as the music bed.
But it’s been happening for years, as evidenced by a rather large number of similar but different videos of people’s garishly lit homes, pulsating to the gentle sounds of “Thunderstuck.”
My favorite entry is from 24 year-old Greg Jaeschke of Shepparton, Victoria in Australia, who has been practicing the craft since 2013. This year’s spectacular is especially strong, featuring 280 channels of light. It’s especially fun to watch the random cars driving by his house. I know there are many joys of Christmas, but this is one of mine.
And one thing to be especially thankful for this year is that Greg is not your next door neighbor.
However you celebrate the season, best wishes for a safe, peaceful, and joyous time with friends and family.
And whatever you do, get thunderstuck.
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