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Man continues tradition of decorating car for holidays

Posted at 8:26 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 08:26:15-05

One man was bored with following the trend of decorating houses for Christmas, so he decided to go a different route and decorate his car instead.

"I just like to see people's reactions, spread a little love, joy - I call it spread the glow."

And spreading the glow is exactly what he does, Brandon Wooden has been lighting up his car with holiday lights for the past five years.

"It took me four hours. Actually this year me and my sister busted it out real quick. It was actually pretty sweet."

Wooden attaches the strings with simple packing tape and has cords hooked up to a converter inside the car.

So with the flip of a switch, the car can glow.

"People usually follow me for a few miles, videotape me, Snapchat, stop me and tell me to pull over on the side of the road to take a picture - I do it, it's awesome."

However, the police aren't as thrilled.

Wooden was pulled over and given a ticket, but it wasn't his first time getting pulled over.

"The first time they only pulled me over because they wanted to take pictures of the car. The second time it was a warning and the third time was for improper lighting of a vehicle."

It was a hefty $232 citation, and when people in the community who love seeing Wooden driving around found out about the ticket, they decided to start a GoFundMe to help him pay it off.

"I was getting my hair cut and I guess her husband looked out the window and saw the car and said 'oh my god it's that car' and she said 'whose car is that' and I raised my hand and she started freaking out. And we got a hair cut together and were talking about it - it was awesome. She was a very nice lady."

But the citation has not stopped Wooden from keeping his car full of holiday spirit.

"I love doing it for the people, mainly. For them not for me for them. And my son. Of course, he loves it."