COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Some folks go all out when it comes to decorating their home for the holidays.
The homeowners we spoke with say that their displays take countless hours to set up each year, but seeing people enjoying them and getting in the Christmas spirit makes it all worth it.
David Russell lives in Pebble Creek and has had a light display with coordinating music for the past several years.
He first saw a similar display on a national morning television show around 2007 and knew he wanted to create something similar.
He says he is glad that people have the chance to come by his front yard and get a little more in the Christmas spirit.
"It's turned into a tradition for families. I hear about it when we go to the grocery store, our kid's schools, it's a lot of fun" explained Russell.
The Russell's have a donation box each year so that if people feel inclined to do so, they can contribute to the chosen charity. Currently, they are collecting donations for Mercy Project.
Glenn Thomas and his wife Joann also have quite a collection of Christmas decor that is all on display in Pebble Creek.
Glenn says his wife, who used to own a local gift shop, has collected Christmas decor over the years and spends lots of time setting it up just right.
One of their major motivations for decking the halls in such an extravagant way is their grandson, Houston.
"She starts about October putting it back together again. Like I say, as long as our grandson wants us to do it, we will try to keep on doing it" said Thomas.
Wes Walraven has a lights and music display in off Carlisle Court in the Castlegate neighborhood of College Station.
A few years ago, he saw the Russell's light display and wanted to do one of his own.
Walraven says he enjoys designing the light display with his seven year old son, Logan.
"Just the challenge of doing it, making people happy, and spreading Christmas spirit" explained Walraven on why it's worth it.
The videos above show light displays on Congressional Court and 12th Man Circle in the Pebble Creek subdivision and a display off Carlisle Court in the Castlegate subdivision. All of these displays are in south College Station.
Wendy Flynn, a local real estate has compiled a list of Christmas light displays around the Brazos Valley.
Here is a list of SOME of the best light displays in the area:
9248 Brookwater Circle--has music!
9400 block of Whitney
Carlisle Court--has music
Norwich--the whole street!
4300 block of Hadleigh
Congressional Court--has music!
4900 block of Whistling Straits
12th Man Circle
812-822 Plum Hollow
802-808 Royal Adelade
2303 Hardwood Drive
7800 Francis Road
100 West Buck Street
8363 South FM 46--this one has music!
Check out Wendy's FULL list! It is attached to this web story.
You can also visit this Facebook page for additions and updates.