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Nuisance or nice? Florida family’s holiday lights frazzle neighbors

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When it comes to holiday decorations, Kathy and Mark Hyatt go to extremes. In December, they transform their home in Plantation, Florida, into a 200,000-light spectacle, with Santas, reindeer and candy canes blanketing the lawn, snowflakes and angels twinkling in the sky, and a sign over the garage beckoning visitors to “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.” The reaction of some neighbors and their city? Bah humbug! “This is a war zone, all because of the ego of that guy,”…

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City sues, but Christmas light show goes on in South Florida

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A South Florida city is suing to shut down a massive annual Christmas display in a South Florida couple’s front yard. But with the lawsuit stalled in the legal system, the light show in a Plantation suburb will go on this holiday season. The Sun Sentinel reports the city has declared the Kathy and Mark Hyatt‘s display a nuisance since it draws hundreds of people each night. A hearing was postponed during the summer and hasn’t been rescheduled. So, for…

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