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Maria Shriver Defends Her Right to Keep Xmas Lights Up Throughout All Manner of Seasons

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Maria Shriver attends Games For Change presents Half The Sky Movement: The Game pre-launch event at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel on February 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Games for Change)
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It's hard to believe, but it is April already. That means that summer is around the corner, and it also means that the holidays are officially behind us.

But one Brentwood resident is refusing to accept the change of season: TMZ reported a few days ago that Maria Shriver will not take down her Christmas lights, much to the dismay of her neighbors.

Those neighbors are employing the traditional tactic of talking behind her back about it in the hopes that she'll eventually figure it out, but to no avail — gauche as it is, Shriver is standing by her decision.

She tells the gossip site that the lights symbolize something deeper than just Christmas, something so deep that the rest of us will likely never understand it.