Best Gingerbread Houses Ever?

It's that time of year again, when soccer moms, competitive decorators, and children of all ages turn over-baked cookies into confectionery masterworks -- that's right: gingerbread houses.

Using photos from two of's totally rad gingerbread house slideshows (one New York-centric, the other a nationwide free-for-all), we've put together a gallery of 15 of the most elaborate, aesthetically delectable gingerbread houses around. Click the gallery below to kick the holidays into full gear.