Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Bright lights despite the energy crisis? The Christmas house owners in the southwest are divided this year on how much bling-bling it should be. Jörg Meißel decided whether his Christmas house should shine in a survey on the social network Facebook. In the comment columns, the answer was quickly clear: "In any case," wrote a user, "Christmas is the celebration of love, and the glow is part of it."
But not everyone is opting for the elaborate lights this year: "I want to avoid the discussions," said Thorsten Grüger, who has been illuminating his house in Karlsruhe-Neureut during Advent for years. At the end of September, the German Environmental Aid called for no Christmas lights. Grüger said he knew many people in his area who had actually planned to shine - but are now not doing so out of consideration.