The holidays are supposed to be filled with fun and cheer, right?

We decorate the inside of our home with trees and trinkets, and light up our yard and house with lights and decorations.

The kids love to see all the lights, people drive around and marvel at the work done.

Then the joy is taken away but some unruly people who believe they have the right to turn it into their own winter wonderland.

The Grinch is here...or should I say the thieves and vandals. Amarillo is now experiencing a rash of people who are having their outdoor decorations either mutilated or flat out stolen right off their yard.

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Recently, someone posted on Facebook about holiday vandals being out and about in their neighborhood.

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As you can see, they managed to catch pictures of a couple of people running through and destroying their holiday display. A beautiful collection of blow up snowmen and Santa's becoming a couple people's personal punching bags.

I get that it can be inviting to want to get into a fight with Frosty, especially when he can't fight back. However, do it with your own Frosty, there's no need to go slamming around someone else's decorations. Imagine the trauma the kids may go through if they saw someone beating up Santa in their front yard?

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Or imagine this...Santa just flat out disappearing from their yard. I mean, it sure makes it look like Santa headed back to the North Pole because the kids were acting out or being bad. In reality, they don't realize Santa was simply kidnapped.

I mean, look at the tree that was absolutely obliterated for no reason? Come on, this isn't the holiday spirit.

I'll be the first to say that I didn't put up outdoor decorations this year. Our schedule at home was a bit hectic, and the wind just didn't stop blowing long enough for me to put them up. However, I'm happy I didn't now. I wonder if I'll want to put them up again honestly.

Can we all just knock it off with this and enjoy the displays? These take hours, if not days, to put together. We do it for our kids, and others to enjoy. It's been a tough enough couple of years, let's start acting civilized ok? It's not that difficult.

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