The 5 best U.S. neighborhoods for holiday lights

  • Residents of Peacock Lane in Portland, Ore. put on elaborate Christmas displays every year. Flickr/Dolan Halbrook

    Every year, Americans hang millions upon millions of holiday lights, draping their homes, trees and just about anything else than can hold a bulb in festive decorations.

    But some neighborhoods around the U.S. really electrify the holiday cheer, as real estate brokerage Redfin shows in its annual list of the country's best holiday light displays. Residents here go all out, decking their homes with displays that would make Clark Griswold proud.

    These five neighborhood light displays definitely steal the spotlight. 

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