Family holds record for largest residential Christmas light display

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Family Holds Record For Largest Residential Christmas Light Display

Meet the New York family that holds the Guinness Book of World Record title for largest residential Christmas light display in the world.

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After holding the record and then losing it to another family a few years back, the Gay family has gained it back with over 600,000 lights -- and they are as proud as ever.

"How many people can say they've had six proposals on their driveway? And we happen to know we're gonna have a seventh next week," Tim Gay revealed.

The impressive festive display took the family almost two months to set up, and it will take them about two or three days to take it all down.

While Tim understands why some nearby residents would be "grouchy" about the traffic the light display has caused, he says most neighbors do enjoy it. After all, it has helped raise money for people in need.

"In the three prior years, we've already raised over $80,000 ... ," Tim said -- and the funds are only growing this year.

As for continuing the tradition after their two kids go off to college in the near future, Grace Gay replied, "All good things do come to an end, but we shall see what happens."

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