‘Grinch’ Gets Irate Letter From Neighbor For Not Putting Christmas Lights Up

A man on Reddit has shared an irate letter he received from a neighbor dubbing him a “Grinch” for not putting up Christmas lights. U/hotshots724 posted a copy of the letter to the F**kYouKaren sub, where it immediately went viral for its aggressive and presumptuous content.

  1. The neighbor had very strong feelings about Christmas lights to have called OP a “Grinch.” The letter began: “Congratulations!! You have won the humbug award!!!! Because you chosen [sic] to be a grinch and not put up Christmas lights, you have disappointed all the children, young, and old in your community!” That seems a pretty big claim to make!
  2. The “Grinch” in question got a lecture from the wordy neighbor. The anonymous letter writer lectured his neighbor on the cost of LED lights, saying that they’re “inexpensive to run and can be purchased even in second hand stores for reasonable prices!”
  3. Apparently, OP must be too “busy with his devices” to put up Christmas lights. The neighbor then went on to claim that they didn’t think cost was an issue to OP and that instead, OP chose not to put up decorations because they must be “too busy with your devices than anything else!” Whatever that means.
  4. A little guilt trip was added in next. The neighbor then urged OP to recall the wonder they must have experienced seeing Christmas lights on their street as a child. “What happened?” they questioned. “Next year do better and bring a smile to those in need….”
  5. OP still has time to decorate, the neighbor warns. OP’s neighbor reminded them that they don’t have to be a Grinch this year and that there’s still time to make things right. “IT only takes a little effort to make a big difference! Love strong and love long! Putting lights up for other faiths counts too! Why not show your pride with color! Happy Holidays!!”

The audacity of people is truly astounding. Merry Christmas, I guess!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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