Enter Your Home in the AOL Holiday Lights Contest

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'Tis the season to deck the halls and light the lights!

AOL.com is looking for the most festively decorated homes across the country and we want you to join in the holiday cheer. Send us a picture of the exterior of your seasonally spirited house -- whether it's strung in bright lights, adorned in tinsel or dressed up as a winter wonderland. (Just your home, please. Don't include people in the photos.)

Click here and scroll down to enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card from Home Depot.

Editors will be continually compiling a gallery of the submissions to feature them on AOL.com. (Please be patient. Once a photo of your home has been entered in the contest, it may take up to two days for your photo to appear in the slideshow.)

Our AOL.com audience will be voting on which homes they think best show the spirit of the season.

Out of hundreds of submissions, the 20 homes with the most votes will move on to the next judging round, where a panel of AOL.com judges will select one winner whose house best captures the spirit of the winter holidays.

The submission period began Dec. 8 and will close on Dec. 22 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Readers will be able to vote on their favorite homes beginning Dec. 15 at 12:00 a.m. EST. Limit one vote per person every 12 hours. The voting will close on Dec. 25 at 11:00 p.m. EST. A winner will be chosen on Jan. 1, 2015.

If you love what you see, tweet us at AOL.com with the hashtag #AOLHolidayHomes.