This is How Much it Would Cost to Run the ‘Griswold’ Christmas Lights in North Dakota
We all know the classic scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold turns on the lights on his house for Christmas.
In the movie, Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, puts up 25,000 incandescent light bulbs on his house. The real estate blog Estately has opted to look at how much the bill would be for this feat to be accomplished by a home in each state.
They determined the cost based on using the lights for five hours a day for a month (or 31 days).
First let's start with your standard LED lights. In North Dakota, powering 25,000 LED Christmas lights for five hours a day for a month costs $37 which isn't so bad to spread some holiday cheer.
However, to run 25,000 incandescent light bulbs for five hours a day for a month, things get a bit costlier. In North Dakota, the bill would be $3,222. The most expensive areas to do this are in Alaska and Hawaii where the bill would run over $5,000 and $7,000 respectively. The cheapest states are Louisiana and Washington State where the cost is around $2,500 and $2,600 respectively.
Don't use incandescent light bulbs as Christmas lights.