It is a holiday staple...Christmas lights.
Some take this tradition further than others though.
One Southwest Michigan family has been going ALL OUT for the past 30 years.
Their display is so well known it attracts thousands of people every year.
But this year -- will be their last.
When Jim and Jeanette Jesse of Buchanan started putting up Christmas lights in 1982, they had just a few.
Now their annual display has grown to more than 125-thousand lights.
It takes 125 hours to decorate their sprawling property, which has 100 trees, along Little Glendora Road, off of Red Bud Trail in Buchanan.
"There's people that remind us that they started coming 30-years ago. They've been coming with their children and now the're bringing their grandchildren. So it's been a thing that's been a pleasure to a lot of people," Jim says. The family gets several letters each year thanking them for the display which many say has become part of their holiday tradition.
Jim says he became obsessed with growing the display when his kids were little and would "ooh & awe" over other displays.
But sadly he says this will be the last year. His heart's still into it, but his body has had enough.
"It's 120 hours just to put lights up." Jesse explains. "About 100 hours to take them down and probably about another 40 to 60 (hours) to test them and put them away. As I've gotten older, I'm now 68, my hips start to bother me and my leg starts to bother me every morning when I get up after putting them up. And we start the first of September putting them up, so it's a long process."
The Jesse's have the display hooked into 35 different timers so they go off and on throughout the night. The display is lit Thanksgiving evening and will be turned off, this time for good, New Year's Day.
The family even has a sign out letting passer-by's know this will be the last year.
"I'm kind of sad to see it end. Every time when I come home, I drove slow to see them." Jeanette says. "I don't like the dark of winter. So I love having the lights!" Jeanette says her primary job is helping take down the massive display.
The Jesse's say their electric bill over the holiday runs about 11-hundred dollars. "It's worth it," Jim says with a smile and a tear in his eye.
Jim says there's still a part of him that wishes to keep it going next year. "Maybe, maybe," he shrugs.
The Jesse's say their busiest night for sightseers is Christmas Eve, where thousands of cars will drive slowly past. "There'll be a long line all night," Jeanette said.
"It's amazing. I'm so sorry to see it end," says one woman driving by.
The display will be lit until New Year's Day.
The Jesse's say they do plan on having some lights up next year, but just near the house.