You remember that house in your neighborhood that always tried to out do everyone else when it came to outdoor Christmas decorations? Behold, a tribute.
There was always that house that felt the need to show up everybody else in the neighborhood. The Clark Griswold National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation house of your block, if you will. Well, those homes may have nothing on these outrageous displays of holiday spirit.
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In this TIME photo gallery, see what it looks like when one family puts 115,000 bulbs on their house every year. Or in Baltimore, where one entire block of apartments illuminates the entire street. From the Bronx to Britain, from the Philippines to Germany, these are some of the craziest Christmas displays from around the world.
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