It's a labor of love and an Atlantic County holiday tradition: Yard Family Christmas Display in Absecon.

This is a definitely a must-visit, not only for the festive scenery, but for the family that hosts it.

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Set your GPS for 4 E. Curran Drive in Absecon and you'll find yourself among one of South Jersey's most elaborate holiday lights displays, complete with Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Yeti, and even R2-D2. Everywhere you turn, there are more lights, more color, and more attractions!

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Even though the Yard Family's visionary Mikey wasn't quite finished decorating when I showed up to the house over the weekend, I got to look around and get some intel on some extra special festivities the Yards have planned this season.

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For example, this year's display will feature a backyard fire pit where you can warm your tootsies, a hot cocoa stand, model trains, and a Christmas trailer where you can meet and greet Santa Claus. It's a FANTASTIC place to take some photos and get inspiration for your family Christmas cards.

But, that's not all. The weekend of December 3rd, Anna and Elsa from Disney's 'Frozen' will make an appearance at Yard Family Christmas Display. You can bring the little ones out for photos with the princesses!

The weekend of December 10th, Mickey Mouse will be at the house to celebrate the holidays. Then, the weekend's of December 17th and Christmas Eve, December 24th, Santa arrives to hear Christmas wish lists!

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Mikey and his family put their hearts and souls into simply trying to spread some cheer to the community this time of year. The lights are on at Yard Family Christmas Display daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

While you're there, spend some time gazing at the nativity set. Its Joseph had a bit of a mishap last year, and was painstakingly, yet lovingly, restored for free by a local volunteer.

The Yards also hope to sponsor a local family in need this Christmas, so if you have friends or neighbors who could use the support, you're encouraged to nominate them through the official Yard Family Christmas Display Facebook page.

I plan on popping out to check out some of the Yard Family Christmas Display upgrades this weekend, so stay tuned for more photos and holiday cheer!

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If you celebrate Christmas, the next month of your life is likely going to be consumed with shopping for gifts, retrieving a tree, decorating the house, and going out on adventures to see elaborate light displays.

The one thing that you must have at the ready for all of these scenarios is Christmas music.

Since a lot of the songs you hear tend to get repetitive this time of year, why not pay homage to some of the great singers, bands, and musicians that make New Jersey's music history so rich.

Want to take these songs on the go with you? Here's the Spotify playlist.

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