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Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area where I'm on holiday for the week. In the town where I am visiting family is a residential Christmas display open to the community that attracts thousands of people who tour the yard each year. It is the home of my sister-in-law's childhood friend who is a deacon in the local Catholic parish known to all as Deacon Dave. For over 25 years he has created a Christmas lights extravaganza in his front yard. I remember in the 1980s when he started there were 3000 or 5000 lights. Every year since the number has grown and so have the crowds to see the fun displays like life sized circling figure skaters, dancing trees, a nativity scene, live doves, and giant shining angels. This year the display includes over 3 million lights. For many this has become a treasured tradition to tour with their children on Christmas. I took this shot with my iPhone. I hope all who celebrated it had a lovely Christmas day!