People Decorate Their Homes with Christmas Lights to Spread Cheer Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Many people around the world have started pitting their festive lights back up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

During a time where there’s fear, uncertainty, and panic, people have resorted to finding joy differently – by hanging up their Christmas lights.

The front of a house decorated with festive lights | Photo: Pixabay

The front of a house decorated with festive lights | Photo: Pixabay

Although no one is certain who shared the first image, People noted that many have followed suit and uploaded several pictures of their homes lit up, in March.

Following, Tom Hanks and Idris Elba’s revelation that they tested positive to coronavirus, other celebrities have begun social distancing.

The images were often followed with hashtags like #LightsForLife and #CoronaKindess as one person tweeted that she hoped that the lights around her house brought a "smile to your face as it did mine.”

Daily Mail added that one father had stated that he had brought out his string of lights to cheer up his bored son.

At the same time, other people mentioned that the presence of the lights in locked-down neighborhoods provided an avenue of hope for people feeling overcome by the pandemic.

The site, however, recalled that a Milwaukee broadcaster, Lane Grindle, had asked if people could put their Christmas lights back up so others could drive around and look at them. To his surprise, Twitter users took his advice and began putting up the lights.

Meanwhile, People reported that following, Tom Hanks and Idris Elba’s revelation that they tested positive to coronavirus, other celebrities have begun social distancing.

 

With that in mind, Ellen DeGeneres had put a hold on taping “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and taken to staying at home.

During her isolation, the TV personality has been posting updates to her Instagram, with the most recent being a video of playing with a 4000-piece puzzle.

In the clip Ellen shared, fans noticed that she was missing a piece, which she later found under her table before she had to sort out all of the puzzle pieces.

Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Eventually, she came to the realization that there wasn’t enough room for the enormous puzzle on her table. As for non-celebrities, they have taken to entertaining one another by singing various famous songs.

According to NY Post, a video that showed self-isolating New Yorkers coming together to sing their rendition of The Beatles 1968 classic “Hey Jude.”

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The individuals sounded comforting as they leaned out their windows from two connecting houses, singing, and playing instruments.

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