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15 Over-the-Top Light Displays That Won Christmas

We are well into December now, so you needn’t fear irritating your neighbors with your Clark Griswold tendencies. Christmas lovers can light up their homes like the Vegas strip without consequence.

Christmas time is here, as the old song goes, and right about now neighborhoods all over are alight with dazzling Christmas decorations. From the icy white and blue look to the colorful Candy Land and the excessive use of Christmas trees, these houses know how to celebrate the yuletide season.

The Grinch who did NOT steal Christmas

They’ve even got Lightning McQueen parked in the driveway.

That time Christmas decor vaguely resembled the fires of Hell

Filckr/Courtney Walker

Call the fire depart…oh, never mind. That’s just the neighbor’s house.

Thank goodness they put “Merry Christmas” on the front to clarify why there are so many lights

I was starting to think this was an airplane runway.

We call that one on the left, “Christmas sneeze”


You missed a spot.

Christmas House
Flickr/Peter Gordon

There’s still room for more lights on the driveway.

I don’t want to know how long this took


To achieve this level of Christmas-ness, you probably have to start in January.

You can barely see the house at all

Flickr/Heather Harvey

It was a house, but now it’s a Winter Wonderland.

What’s with the upper left window?


That’s our least favorite child’s room.

“Santa’s Tree Lot”

Flickr/Ryan Schmitz

Guarded by illuminated gingerbread men, of course.

I wear my sunglasses at night


So I can, so I can, continue to have functioning retinas.

Imagine the conversation that led to this yard

Flickr/Greger Ravik

Well, we’ve already got the plane and the windmill. Honey, you know what the yard needs this year? An Eiffel Tower.

Showing off to the neighbors is the best part


“And over there is where I put my 8′ inflatable Santa that climbs my two-story ladder.”

This one is like a picture find


I count eight Santas, two nativities, three wise men and a partridge in a pear tree.

The weather outside is frightful, but the Christmas lights are on point.

Flickr/Jason Eppink

Are those real Santas, or…?

Who says Christmas at the beach has to be tropical?

I can barely see those palm trees.

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15 Over-the-Top Light Displays That Won Christmas