Ever wondered when and how hanging Christmas lights all started? Well, it turns out it started right here in New Jersey!

A friend of mine who lives in Tampa sent me this video on Facebook, and I was so excited to learn New Jersey is part of the reason why we hang Christmas lights today. Check it out below:

Pretty cool, right? Now when you're at your office's holiday party you can drop this New Jersey history fun fact, and wow everyone.

*If they're not wow'ed, give them another glass of wine.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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