Christmas Decorations Gone Wild!

These houses are packed to the gills with thousands of lights, life-size Santas, and even a few robots—enough to attract huge crowds of visitors and get everyone in the holiday spirit!

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  1. Insanely Creative Christmas Yards

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    Clark Griswold himself couldn't beat these creative, over-the-top Christmas houses. Sure, they're awash in lights, but they have so much more! These homeowners really go above and beyond, proving that lights aren't the only choice when you're decorating for the season.

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  2. Coventry's Crazy Christmas House

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    The Crazy Christmas House in Coventry, R.I., boasts enough light bulbs to raise the electric bill by $500! Over 67,000 lights are synchronized to dozens of songs broadcast by radio to visitors. This year, the Horrocks family is using its popularity to raise funds for 4 Paws for Ability.

  3. Boston Christmas Castle

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    The Christmas Castle in Jamaica Plain, Mass., has attracted both admiration and infamy throughout the years. Dominic Luberto covers his Tudor-style home in thousands of dollars' worth of lights—and we aren't complaining!

  4. A Very Robotic Christmas

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    This ranch-style home played host to an animatronic Santa’s workshop and legions of other seasonal characters. Drawing hundreds of visitors each Christmas season, this house attracted too much attention for the comfort of the Prairie Village, Kan., city council, which forced Santa and the elves to pack their bags.

  5. Tom and Jerry’s Christmas Tree


    San Francisco residents Tom Taylor and Jerry Goldstein reach for new heights when celebrating the season by using a crane to decorate the top of their 15-foot pine tree with volleyball-size ornaments. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  6. Toronto Lights


    These 45,000 blaring lights at a Toronto home lead visitors to a little manger and nativity scene nestled in the driveway. Pack the car—let's go!

  7. Candy Cane Lane in Illinois

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    Neighbors in West Frankfort, Ill., share the holiday glow with tens of thousands of visitors by lighting up five blocks for their Candy Cane Lane. Better get in line now!

  8. Larger-Than-Life Nativity Scene

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    A Corpus Christi, Texas, family goes big with its lawn each year by setting up a nativity scene that features life-size animals. Merry Christmas!

  9. A Hollywood Christmas in the Bronx


    The Garabedians put the Hollywood in the holiday season with their star-studded annual display. Liberace, Beauty and the Beast, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and over 170 mannequins mingle on the red carpet of this Bronx home.

  10. Knob Hill Christmas House

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    This San Marcos, Calif., home begins decorating in early October to string 90,000 lights and arrange hundreds of illuminated characters in time for Christmas. The house even serves as a home base for Santa—visitors are welcome to drop wish lists in the mailbox.

  11. Robo Lights


    Kenny Irwin’s Palm Springs, Calif., display is the largest home show in the country, with over seven million lights. His four-acre property is home to hulking robots and a sculpture of Santa’s reindeer created from discarded slot machines.

  12. Santa Army


    The battalion of Santa figures in this winter wonderland can't be contained in the yard—they overtake the tree and the roof as well. Why pick out one plastic Santa when you can buy out the whole store?

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