Blame it on Santa, the absurd amount of sugar cookies we consume every December, or the smell of fresh balsam in the house—the holidays tend to put a twinkle in our eye, and it makes us go over the top when it comes to Christmas light displays in the USA.
Across the country, there are suburban streets from Los Angeles to Chicago that overflow with so much holiday spirit they light up like Times Square every Christmas season, incorporating as many tiny bulbs as there are dollars in our national debt. Glittery, shimmery, illuminated wonderlands can make us forget all about our problems (ahem, including the aforementioned) and transform crusty parking lots and off-season fairgrounds into magical moments of joy.
Put the below exhibits on a checklist and make sure to hit up every single one, because this year's best Christmas light displays will be gone in a flash.
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