We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America — the best “decked” house in the country —the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s.
If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our Oakton Patch contest page until Dec. 16.
Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.
We already know houses in Oakton get into the spirit: A house on Lapham Drive last year synced its lights to holiday music on the radio. We've also heard rumblings about a must-see house on Marshall Lake Drive.
So what are you waiting for? Call your friends and neighbors with the best decorations and tell them to enter this year's contest -- or bust out the lights and try to win yourself.