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Christmas Countdown! 

Already getting your elves lined up? Creating the lists you'll want to check twice? 

Wondering how many days you have to cut through the crazy with a well-executed plan? 

Check out our countdown clock to Christmas belowand wonder no more! 

And be sure to visit our I Love Christmas Facebook page for great ideas and inspiration, all year round!

Watch This High-Def TimeLapse Video to Experience London's Breathtaking Christmas Lights! 

Whether you live in a big city or just visit one from time to time, we're sure you'll agree that watching twinkling Christmas lights above a bustling urban street is a wonderful pastime of the holiday season. And some cities, like London, really go all out around Christmastime. 

Lucky for those of us who don't live anywhere near London, a man named Mattia Bicchi uploaded some incredible TimeLapse footage of the city's gorgeous Christmas lights last year. Here's what Mattia had to say about his video project: 

"After four years from my last Xmas TimeLapse of London, I thought that it would be great to make another Short TimeLapse & Hyperlapse Film about the amazing atmosphere and decorations that makes London such a great city to visit during Christmas time. 

Putting the whole video together took me roughly a month while I shot the beautiful and well known Christmas lights at Oxford and Regent Street, Trafalgar Square and the astonishing Covent Garden. During this time I also had the opportunity to film the light up of the 18,000 lights at the Churchill Arms Pub in Kensington and the last SuperMoon of the year." 

See the breathtaking footage below!

15 Crazy and Over-The-Top Christmas Decorated Homes 

Nothing gets people in the Christmas spirit more than homes bedecked with millions of feet of christmas lights, plastic reindeer, and occasionally the inflatable snowman. Many suburban families view this as some kind of yearly competition, to see which house in the neighborhood can be donned "the most festive home on the block." We've gathered the 15 craziest decked out homes and laid them all out here. Let us know what you think and which one YOU would pick as the winner!

1. The Gates of Heaven

These golden and glistening gates are sparkling with lights - no need for street lamps on this street! (or this entire city!)

2. Toys, Toys, Toys
Step back Santa's Workshop - this yard is coming after you!

3. The Classic​
Step back Santa's Workshop - this yard is coming after you!

4. White Castle
This white winter wonderland makes this house look like a castle during Christmas time!

5. Taste the Rainbow​
This family wanted to be festive and incorporate every color of the rainbow! Kind of intergalactic.

6. The Tree​
There is nothing like a bright green Christmas tree that says... well, Christmas.

7. Lights, Lights, and More Lights!​
This can be seen from outer space.

8. Angel House​
Hark the Herald Angels Sing!... on the roof of this house!

9. Joy to the World​
Wishing joy to the astronauts up above!

10. Christmas Star​
With peppermints, elves, snowmen, and that STAR - this house is definitely one to remember!

11. The Snowman​
This sexy snowman wants you to join the Christmas party!

12. Flying Reindeer​
Defying the laws of gravity and creating an incredible display!

13. The Christmas House​
This house calls itself "The Christmas House," and for a good reason!

14. The Snow Lights
This house knew they would be getting snow this winter, and decided to light it up from underneath!

15. NOEL​
A perfect Christmas archway to welcome you home as you drive into the garage! 


There you have it! Make sure to let us know which one you think is the winner!


 

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