Insanely Creative Christmas Yards
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.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Coventry's Crazy Christmas House
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.
Boston Christmas Castle
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!
A Very Robotic Christmas
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.
Tom and Jerry’s Christmas Tree
Candy Cane Lane in Illinois
Larger-Than-Life Nativity Scene
A Hollywood Christmas in the Bronx
Knob Hill Christmas House
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