(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represented Lee Sepanek in ‘saving Christmas.’) Photo by Benjamin Leatherman/Phoenix New Times
By Benjamin Leatherman | Phoenix New Times
For some Valley residents, too much Christmas is never enough. Everyone indulges in a little excess while celebrating the holidays, but some folks take things to the extreme.
Lights and decorations are as much a part of holidays in metro Phoenix as buying tamales or trucking in snow. The razzle-dazzle of lights is everywhere to be seen, from local businesses and landmarks to modest arrays of lights on thousands of houses and Yuletide die-hards who go all out with dressing up their homes.
Others, though, dial things up to 11, spending enormous amounts of cash decking their domiciles with enough lights, ornaments, animated figures, and festive decorations to make Clark W. Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation jealous. Several go even bigger than that. A few holiday light displays span multiple houses across a large chunk of neighborhoods. One is large enough to drive your vehicle through. Several have been featured on ABC’s reality show The Great Christmas Light Fight. Best of all, they’re all free to the public.