CANTON, MASS. (WHDH) – A canton woman has turned her home back into a Christmas wonderland and filled every room with dazzling decorations that she would like to keep until February.
Irene Kilduff, 80, says that she has expanded her collection of Christmas decorations every year for the past three decades.
âWe got so used to it. It’s only part of December. That’s what we do, âsaid Kilduff.
A 13-foot red and gold Christmas tree greets people as they walk through Kilduff’s front door. The tree is surrounded by an array of toys, including plush Santa Claus dolls.
“It makes you feel good when you come into the house and see all the lights,” she said.
There is a different tree in every room in her house, including one that changes color.
âWhen I see something I like, I just buy it. Before you know it, we figured it out, âsaid Kilduff.
Kilduff and her husband started the tradition 30 years ago and continued it until his death. Since then, she has continued with her children and grandchildren.
âThis is my grandchildren’s first year, I told them I wouldn’t do the foyer. They were all upset. So they said, ‘We’ll do this, Nana.’ They actually came over and everyone got everything from the basement, âexplained Kilduff.
Kilduff says she plans to keep decorating until she can’t do it anymore. She also hoped that her love for Christmas would inspire others to adopt a similar tradition.
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