My street apparently won Best Street by the homeowners association's annual Christmas decoration contest. IN YOUR FACE 259TH STREET NE!
The house across from ours won an award too, though I am not sure which one. Maybe the one for the most lights. He has a lighted Santa Claus that goes in and out of a lighted chimney.
Next year, I want to win. I am thinking about getting some X10 stuff to hook up to some MIDI processing code I have, and synchronize my lights to various Christmas carols. It really should be pretty easy, if I can control the lights quickly enough. I'll buy the USB controller and a couple of modules in the summer or so and do some testing.