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Grandma’s spectacular 80,000 light Christmas display earns national attention
It's no wonder she won a prize - it's an absolute masterpiece.
Cherie Gozon
11.17.22

Can you already feel Christmas in the air?

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If not, then this story is something that would probably spark the Christmas spirit in you.

Maybe what’s happening around us and the rest of the world has dampened our spirits.

But let’s not forget that the upcoming season is always the best time to bring joy and cheer to everyone.

One way that we show how excited we are for the upcoming season is through decorations!

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We are rushing to look for the best tree to fit our home.

We build snowmen outside our houses when it snows and even spend quality time with our family crafting decorations.

But this house in California is all out to show the world how excited they are about Christmas.

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The Quintero family, spearheaded by their matriarch Evelyn Quintero, filled their home with beautiful and colorful Christmas lights.

Her beautiful masterpiece caught the eyes and made it to ABC’S Great Christmas Light Fight.

The Great Christmas Light Fight is a reality TV show going for its eleventh season.

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Co-hosts and judges Taniya Nayak and Carter Oosterhouse go around the country searching for beautifully lighted homes.

The show started in 2013, and people can’t wait for its upcoming season to see which homes will get selected this year.

Flashback to last year’s winner, The Quintero family’s “Peace Meadow” was awe-inspiring.

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Carter did the honor of lighting the entire display with a watering can.

The moment he turned it on, lights were coming out of the spout, “watering” the whole meadow. In a snap, everything went in full bloom.

Every foot of their front yard was covered with bright and colorful lights!

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Evelyn called it the “Peace Meadow” because that was what it resembled.

It was filled with artificial flowers and leaves, butterflies, and ladybugs.

But she said the entire concept started with a couple of deer statues she bought.

She began putting lights around them when she realized…

“What do deer do?” They eat flowers!

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Evelyn went rummaging through their house and found some lights.

She saw some glass paint and thought of hand-painting all the icicle lights to make them into these beautiful flowers.

It may seem like a lot of work for others, but Evelyn found it therapeutic.

But this wasn’t only a beautiful display but also a deeper significance.

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YouTube Screenshot - ABC

If you observe how most flowers were painted pink, Evelyn said it was to honor her late daughter.

She passed a few years ago, and she always remembered how her daughter loved pink.

So, she painted them as such so she could keep her close to their heart – and home.

People loved the Quintero family’s decorations and went to see them in person!

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YouTube Screenshot - ABC

Some people in the comments section said they went there with friends and family, and all loved it.

They could attest that it was more beautiful in real life than when they saw it on TV.

Others also expressed their interest in visiting Atwater to see their home.

Are you still feeling uninspired? Watch the video below, and you will feel the holiday cheer!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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