Extravagant Holiday Displays

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Illuminate Melbourne MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Illuminate Melbourne MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Illuminate Melbourne MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Christmas festive lights are displayed on a house in Macleod on December 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Residents across Melbourne are lighting their property's with Christmas lights in the build up to Christmas Day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
STOCKPORT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Two children look around a house which is decorated and lit up with christmas lights to help raise money for the Macmillan Cancer charity in the village of Poynton on December 3, 2010 in Stockport, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Houses Are Lit Up And Decorated for Christmas STOCKPORT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Two children look around a house which is decorated and lit up with christmas lights to help raise money for the Macmillan Cancer charity in the village of Poynton on December 3, 2010 in Stockport, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
STOCKPORT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: A house is decorated and lit up with christmas lights to help raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support in the village of Poynton on December 2, 2010 in Stockport, United Kingdom. Macmillan Cancer Support is joining in with Carers' Rights Day 2010 to help raise awareness of the benefits and entitlements available to carers. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Houses Are Lit Up And Decorated for Christmas STOCKPORT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: A house is decorated and lit up with christmas lights to help raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support in the village of Poynton on December 2, 2010 in Stockport, United Kingdom. Macmillan Cancer Support is joining in with Carers' Rights Day 2010 to help raise awareness of the benefits and entitlements available to carers. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
A colourfully decorated house is iluminated with Christmas lights in the evening hours in the northern German city of Hamburg on November 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO / FABIAN BIMMER (Photo credit should read FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images)
A colourfully decorated house is ilumina A colourfully decorated house is iluminated with Christmas lights in the evening hours in the northern German city of Hamburg on November 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO / FABIAN BIMMER (Photo credit should read FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 05:  Ponsonby's Franklin Road residents light up their houses for Christmas December 5, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Jeff Brass/Getty Images)
Franklin Road Residents Christmas Lights AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 05: Ponsonby's Franklin Road residents light up their houses for Christmas December 5, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff Brass/Getty Images)
A residence adorned with Christmas decor
A residence adorned with Christmas decor
A residence adorned with Christmas decorations made out of recycled materials, shines after dusk in Curitiba, south of Brazil, December 20, 2009. Curitiba, a city populated by people of European ascendancy, is of international renown for its innovative and efficient solutions to deal with pollution and urban waste. AFP PHOTO/ORLANDO KISSNER (Photo credit should read ORLANDO KISSNER/AFP/Getty Images)
A residence adorned with Christmas decor
A residence adorned with Christmas decor
A residence adorned with Christmas decorations made out of recycled materials, shines after dusk in Curitiba, south of Brazil, December 20, 2009. Curitiba, a city populated by people of European ascendancy, is of international renown for its innovative and efficient solutions to deal with pollution and urban waste. AFP PHOTO/ORLANDO KISSNER (Photo credit should read ORLANDO KISSNER/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22:  Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Adorn Business In Brooklyn, New York NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22:  Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Adorn Business In Brooklyn, New York NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22:  Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Adorn Business In Brooklyn, New York NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22:  Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Christmas Lights Adorn Business In Brooklyn, New York NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Christmas lights are viewed on homes on December 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Bishop's House is pictured as it lit with Christmas decorations in Washington, DC, on December 25, 2010. The display of thousands of lights adorned the Tudor-style mini castle and grounds occupied by the leader of the DC-based United House of Prayer for All People. Americans in the deep south were treated to a very rare white Christmas on December 25, and several hundred flights were canceled amid foul weather that could see much of the US east coast snowbound by Boxing Day. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
The Bishop's House is pictured as it lit The Bishop's House is pictured as it lit with Christmas decorations in Washington, DC, on December 25, 2010. The display of thousands of lights adorned the Tudor-style mini castle and grounds occupied by the leader of the DC-based United House of Prayer for All People. Americans in the deep south were treated to a very rare white Christmas on December 25, and several hundred flights were canceled amid foul weather that could see much of the US east coast snowbound by Boxing Day. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Holiday Decorations Light Way In New Jersey
Holiday Decorations Light Way In New Jersey
MAHWAH, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Holiday decorations light the front lawn of Tony Destro's home December 18, 2002 in Mawah, New Jersey. Destro puts up the festive display each year that includes depictions of the Statue of Liberty, Elvis Presely and Santa Clause. (Photo by Katharine Wyland/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30:  The 73rd annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony takes place November 30, 2005 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
73rd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: The 73rd annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony takes place November 30, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: The lit Lincoln Center Christmas tree is seen during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on November 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)
Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts Annual Holiday Tree Lighting NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: The lit Lincoln Center Christmas tree is seen during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on November 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)
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