Homeowners in Hudsonville, Mich., have been singled out for displaying what an anonymous letter-writer calls â€œpaganâ€ lights and decorations on their properties.
On Wednesday night, residents of Vintage Drive found a letter attached to their mailboxes suggesting that anyone with Christmas lights or decorations should re-think their beliefs, because Christmas displays honor the â€œPagan Sun-Godâ€ and do not pertain to the birth of Jesus, according to ABC News affiliate WZZM.
The letters start out on a friendly note, with â€œHi Neighbor, you have a nice display of lights.â€ But the self-described â€œlove noteâ€ quickly changes tone, explaining how the â€œpagan traditionâ€ of putting up lights began.
â€œI laughed because I think itâ€™s ridiculous that people would get upset over Christmas lights,â€ said Danette Hoekman, who received the letter.
Besides speaking against holiday lights, the note claimed that the use of mistletoe, wreaths and yule-logs were in no way representative of Christmas.
Those who received the letters said they do not know who wrote them.
â€œItâ€™s a sin to judge other people and to tell people that if they have Christmas lights they are pagans. Weâ€™re not pagans, we go to church regularly, my kids go to the Christian school,â€ Hoekman said. â€œI think next year we should put on a huge display!â€