1. Christmas Fortress
Dominic Luberto's home in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, causes quite a stir; especially among neighbors who don't care for this bright holiday display. Luberto's lights aren't without fans, though. Local news stations have covered and photographed the place for special holiday coverage. The yard featured everything from traditional snowmen to Winnie-the-Pooh figurines.
2. Lights for a Cause
Alek Komarnitsky recreates a version of this display every year. All of the figures and flashers are synced to software that allows you to manipulate the Lafayette, Colorado, display via the Web. Why? Through his over-the-top display, Komarnitsky hopes to motivate people to donate to the University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research; both of his children have been diagnosed with the condition. Visit komar.org to get in on the fun.
3. Creative Candyland
Not sure if you can tell, but Patricia Farmer in Alexandria, Virginia, has an extensive collection on yard inflatables. Her display includes a giant snow globe, hundreds of candy canes hanging from trees, and a "toy shop" on the front porch.
4. Can You Count to a Bazillion?
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
5. Lush Lawn of…Lights?
Karen and Rob Aperawic in Parlin, New Jersey, cover everything from rooftop to lawn in a blanket of lights. Their display includes a nativity scene, Santa and his reindeer, snowmen, a mini ferris wheel, and more. See the full list of Holiday-Decorated Houses You Can Probably See From Space at thisoldhouse.com