Go "Christmas Crazy" with a German-style market, a gingerbread house competition and the brightest light displays, plus the coolest ice sculptures and the most extreme Santas on Earth.
Life-size gingerbread house at Christmas at the Galt House: KaLightoscope ChristmasThe Galt House’s annual KaLightoscope display features larger-than-life lighted holiday sculptures. The life-size gingerbread house kicks things off. 960 1280
The Christmas tree at the Ritz Carlton in CaliforniaGrab your surfboard and hat to participate in the Second Annual Surfing Santa Competition. The Ritz-Carlton goes all out with surf-themed Christmas decorations, including a giant tree with sea-related ornaments. 960 1280
Samsung Galaxy Camera$500 for a point-and-shoot? This Samsung is worth the splurge thanks to its 16-meapixel sensor, 21x optical zoom, 8 GB of built-in storage and 4.8-inch LCD display. But what makes it the best of the best, is the ability to share photos on social media over wireless connectivity and its on-board photo editing, voice-command and GPS functionality. 960 1280
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