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They're Getting Fined $3,000 A DAY For Their Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights are a remarkable part of the holiday season, and for years a few homeowners in every city in America have been going the extra mile to create monstrous displays.

They even made a freakin' TV show about it.

But in New Jersey, one family's Christmas display is not being welcomed by their neighbors

"Tom and Kris's Winter Wonderland" in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey consists of a quarter of a million lights, four mega trees, and more than 200 wire frames.  It also costs them a $3,000 fine every single day.

The display apparently draws hundreds of tourists, and neighbors have complained for years that it's blocking street traffic and causing safety issues in their neighborhood.

And this year, the city finally agreed with them and is cracking down on the family.  They'll have to pay a $3,000 fine for EVERY NIGHT that the decorations are up to cover the cost of extra police and shuttles to and from the neighborhood.

But Tom told CBS News "If they shut me down, they're going to have to talk to my attorney. This is my First Amendment right."

For what it's worth, if the display is up every night between now and Christmas, the family would rack up a whopping $78,000 in fines.

Way to get into the holiday spirit, New Jersey.

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