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Deadline Looms for Patch's “Deck the House” $100G Contest

Will you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills.

You've only got a few more days to prove you have the best “decked” house in the country — the one home so spectacularly adorned 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 annual Patch Deck the House Contest page from Nov. 26 to 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.

After all, ‘tis the season ...

Fritz 'Congodog' Stoop December 07, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Gaudy, Wasteful, Christian. Are we a tasteless nation that flaunts resources and gives tacit approval to only one of many beliefs held in our multi-versatile culture? Some of our traditions insult more than they honor.
Chris Nicholson December 07, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Give me a break. Manufactured outrage. Virtually no one is actually offended by Christmas. In America, more people celebrate Christmas than believe in God. By all means, celebrate the WInter Solstice however you like (or not), but don't be a small-hearted Grinch.
c5 December 07, 2012 at 04:40 PM
i'm jewish and i love xmas..it's a great holiday. crassly commercial, yes but that is not a religious thing but an american cultural one imo. the lights, the music, seeing family, gift giving and charity, all good things. i just don't wear red.

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