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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Cowboys Stadium.

    The football season is just getting started, but the Cowboys are already gearing up for the holiday season. Eighteen workers from The Christmas Light Company are installing 6,000 sets of LED lights on 69 trees around Cowboys Stadium, a full three months before the holiday.

    "I wanted to play for the Cowboys, I guess this is as close as I'm going to get," John-Paul Wingate said. "It's hot, but, yeah, it's nice. Who wouldn't want to come out here and put up lights at Cowboys Stadium? Everybody (is) going to see this during the Super Bowl."

    The lights are being placed on 65 crepe myrtles and four live oak trees at four different entrances to the stadium. The crew will work the entire last week of summer and won't finish until at least Thursday, the first full day of fall.

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    "We did a big, large 25-foot live tree last year (for the Cowboys)," said The Christmas Lights Company's Bill Rathburn. "This year, they've opted for actually lights on their existing trees around the property. And it's going to spread the lights a little more thoroughly throughout the property. It's going to be great."

    After Cowboy's Stadium, the crew moves on to other big venues in North Texas, including Highland Park Village, the Galleria and the Gaylord Texan.

    "I'm busy straight through the holidays," Wingate said. "I'm a little late getting started actually."