Monuments to Merriness: Christmas Superfans and Their Homes

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One of our favorite aspects of the holiday season has got to be the lights that pop up all over the city. But your neighbor with the blinking multi-colored tree? He’s got nothing on the folks photographer Jesse Rieser meets. In his ongoing project entitled Christmas in America: Happy Birthday Jesus, Rieser documents the superfans of Christmas, and the “monuments to merriness” they erect on their lawns every year. “I’m celebrating people celebrating,” Rieser told Wired . “They have the stage this one time a year to show their feathers, even if it is just buying a bunch of stuff and throwing it up in the yard.” This, friends, is some serious holiday spirit. Get a little merrier after the jump, and then be sure to head over to Rieser’s website to check out more of his work.

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser

Image Credit: Jesse Rieser