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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: [Paragraphs explaining the procedures]

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon whereby a random unoccupied house in the Appalachian region of the United States becomes spontaneously adorned within and without with large numbers of colored lights and Christmas-themed decorations. SCP-XXXX is only active between October 11th and December 26th of each year. After December 26th, the instance of SCP-XXXX becomes inactive, and the house resumes its abandoned and non-anomalous form.

During periods of activity, 3-9 humanoids (hereafter SCP-XXXX-01) identifying themselves with the surname "Lomax" will take up residence in SCP-XXXX.

Members of communities in which SCP-XXXX is active become spontaneously aware of the decorations in the SCP-XXXX-affected dwelling, regarding it as a seasonal local attraction. Between approximately 18:00 and 23:00 each night, SCP-XXXX-01 instances will lead guided tours through the house. Guided tours include 3-5 people and take roughly 15 minutes, excepting cases of XXXX-Tau-16 events. Guided tours that do not conclude in XXXX-Tau-16 events are non-anomalous, and SCP-XXXX does not behave in a violent fashion unless attempts are made to harm SCP-XXXX decorations or disrupt tours of SCP-XXXX houses.

During approximately 0.03% of all tours given, SCP-XXXX-01 instances will diverge from the typical route. SCP-XXXX-01 instances will to lead tour members down a hallway (hereafter SCP-XXXX-02) that is not indicated in floor plans of the building, marking the initiation of a XXXX-Tau-16 event.

Addendum XXXX-03-L: Transcript of videotaped XXXX-Tau-16 event

Found ██/█/1985 at ███ █████████ Ln., Pollensbee, GA.
Shot of ███ █████████ Ln. from sidewalk, mid-day. ███ █████████ Ln is a single story, ranch-style house, apparently affected by SCP-XXXX. Records indicate that prior to SCP-XXXX inhabitation, ███ █████████ Ln. had been vacant for six years. Exterior covered in strands of white lights, with three unlit displays of Santa Claus and eight reindeer in the yard and on the roof. In the rear leftmost window of ███ █████████ Ln, a humanoid individual can be seen standing upright and facing camera. Further features are impossible to make out.

Voice 11 And… rolling.
Voice 22: Okay, uh, let's see. "This small home on ███ █████████ Lane is not much to look at during the day, but for the past 23 years, it has illuminated each holiday season each night. Visitors from across the state come to marvel at the beautiful displays, both inside and out."
Wallace: Good, alright. Got it. Then we'll get another shot tonight when it's all lit up, around 8. I think a wipe cut might work, if we got the time. If not, I'll just do a jump.
Garland: Do I need to be here tonight? Can't I just edit my voice in?
Wallace: Hell, no! If I have to do interviews, they better start paying me like a reporter. Just think of those sweet overtime hours.
Garland: I'm salaried.
Wallace: Oh, then just lie back and think of England, I guess.
Garland: Goddammit, an entire night cooped up with these hicks, just for a human interest story no one's going to watch.
Wallace: It'll look nice at least. And it should only be an hour.
Garland: Hmm.
Wallace: I'll buy you a beer afterwards.
Garland: Yeah, that sounds better.
During the entire time of the shot, individual has not moved from spot in rear leftmost window.

Exterior shot of ███ █████████ Ln. from approximately the same position, this time at night. A line of people snakes from the front door past the driveway. Large numbers of lights are visible through all windows of the house, except for the leftmost rear window visible, which is completely unlit.

Wallace: "-dog'd bite you!"
Garland: Yeah, I heard that one before.
Wallace: Okay, got the exterior shot. Let's roll.

Interview with a caucasian woman in a red down jacket, identified as █████ ██████████, standing outside of ███ █████████ Ln. When questioned by Foundation agents, Ms. ██████████ recalled the interview, but claimed to not have noticed anything unusual during her time at ███ █████████ Ln.

Garland: So, how long have you been coming here?
██████████: Ever since I was a little girl. They've been doing it every year and never missed one.
Garland: Do you have a favorite part?
██████████: They change it every year, but last year, they had this entire room that was just strands of white lights. There must have been a speaker hidden somewhere, playing "Silent Night." It was just beautiful.
Garland: Do you see the Lomaxes much outside of this?
██████████: I don't think I have. They mostly keep to themselves except for this. But if this is the one thing they do every year, I think it makes up for it, y'know?

Interview with a young adult caucasian male wearing a blue flannel jacket. Identity unknown, but presumed to be an instance of SCP-XXXX-01.

Garland: So, what made you want to do this?
SCP-XXXX-01: It's just what we do. We've always done it, like a tradition.
Garland: Do you know how it started off?
SCP-XXXX-01: pauses It gets darker every day until there's almost no light. We want to keep the light on. So everyone can see it.
Garland: So you lead tours through your house, then?
SCP-XXXX-01: Yessir. It's not light if no one can see it.
Garland: So how long do you take to set it up?
SCP-XXXX-01: Oh, it just comes together. Less time than you'd expect.
Garland: And what do you do when not showing people around or setting up?
SCP-XXXX-01: I don't remember. It's not important anyway.

SCP-XXXX-01 instance from previous shot leads a tour through a small bedroom with blue shag carpeting and white walls. Walls and ceiling have been covered with merchandise related to country music singer Hiram King "Hank" Williams. All merchandise appears to contain lightbulbs or otherwise emit light. None of the decorations match any catalogue of authorized or unauthorized merchandise of Williams. A bed frame with no matress is positioned in corner of the room, surrounded by lit votive candels.

Second interview
Things go wrong

Burst of static before tape momentarily washes out to fully white.

This time of year, it's dark. Night starts too soon. We want to bring people the joy that comes with the light. We want them to love it. Love everything.

Wallace: Where's Elliot?
Guide: He fell behind.

The light. The light's good. It gives everything meaning. You talk about God, what you say is light. Some day, that'll be all there is. Some day, there will just be us and the light and nothing else. And then there will be only light.

The light the light the light the light

so i will complete her journey

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”

Tactically ascertained within parameters