World's Wildest Holiday House Displays

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Venice Canals, Venice, California

The only decorated house on the block, this home makes up for its less dressed neighbors. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the house is packed with thousands of lights to warm up a chilly college town.

C.D. Wright of Brentwood, Tennessee, looks forward to the job of decorating his home every year. His main motivation? The excitement on his grandkids' faces when they see it all.

Gary Slater's decorating tradition began in 1996 and continues to grow each year. The Livonia, Michigan, display—fondly known by neighborhood kids as "the house with a bazillion lights"—includes 32 mini trees, over 40,000 lights, and is synced to holiday music. For more information, visit bazillionlights.com

This home in Queens, New York, collects donations from visitors for a local children's hospital.

This Rheineck, Switzerland, home creates a striking generic display to accommodate all winter holidays. A star-patterned cap over a massive floodlight covers the exterior with sparklers in a creative way.

With lights so plentiful you can't even see the house under it, this home in Ontario donates money from visitors to SickKids, a children's hospital in Toronto.

Champaign, Illinois

Pinecone wall hanging

wreath suspended above table

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Tabletop Christmas tree made from rosemary with small gold birds