Lights! Animatronic reindeer! Action!

The Pierretli's display at 7185 Orchard Drive, Gilroy. For more photos of their house visit

You spent hours threading twinkle lights around your front yard bushes, carefully arranging a life-size nativity, and tinkered tirelessly in an attempt to fasten Santa’s sleigh securely the roof so it wouldn’t go tumbling backwards and crash onto your neighbor’s property.

If you’re one of those folks who poured blood, sweat and tears into decking out your house this year – or perhaps someone else on your block did – here is your chance to get some extra exposure.

Send us your photos (with the physical street address) to [email protected], or through our website by following these simple steps:

-Click on “news”

-Click on “reader submissions”

-Click on “submit photo”

We’ll put them online, in addition to a map posted with this story so people can ogle in person at your good work.

Here are some of the best decorated homes around South Valley, along with a gallery from last year.

The Dispatch will continue to add photos as they are submitted. Happy holidays!

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