Christmas has always been a festive time of year for the residents of Lake Ridge Commons, a senior living community in Wilmington, North Carolina.  “We had door decorating contests, wrapping paper covered doors, festive wreaths,” resident Leigh Bowser told television station WECT. But this year there will be no door decorating contests or doors covered in wrapping paper or even Christmas wreaths.

“Now, Christmas is illegal,” Bowser said. “Any display of Christmas is banned.” For the record, residents are more than welcome to haul out the holly and hang the tinsel inside their homes – but outside is strictly forbidden. “During 2017, offensive postings were placed on some doors which were offensive to other resident (sic) and other visitors and not of an acceptable nature and some resident’s (sic) items were removed,” Excel Property Management president Ann Hanson wrote in a letter to residents. READ MORE