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Christmas house display looks like 'Vegas,' neighbors complain

December 20, 2012 | 10:38 am

An enormously bright Christmas display at a house in Fountain Valley is attracting crowds from far and wide, as well as some controversy right in the neighborhood.

Jan Stewart covered her home with 65,558 Christmas lights and synced them all to music.

“Amazing,” said one child who came to see the display.

“It’s so cool,” said another.

The display, which is in its second year, is in memory of Stewart’s late husband. But the display doesn’t inspire the Christmas spirit in everyone, as some neighbors have complained to the police.

“It’s more appropriate for the Las Vegas Strip than a residential area,” one neighbor said. “Most of the houses do have Christmas decorations -- we’re not opposed to that -- but it’s just very bright, very intrusive,” he added.

But Stewart encourages her neighbors to enjoy the holiday cheer.

“If they don’t like it, I’m sorry, you know,” she said. “It isn’t gonna last forever. It’s Christmas. Have a good time! Merry Christmas!”

Stewart has been ticketed for noise and now keeps down the volume, but the crowds keep coming to enjoy the show.


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