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Video: 35,000 Christmas Lights at One Home

The electric bill for this especially festive home in nearby Nestor has been about $1,000 this month, the owner said.

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Think you have Christmas spirit?

Arcelie Climkscales may have you beat.

Her home on the corner of Coronado Avenue and Atwater Street is an explosion of tens of thousands of Christmas lights and may be the most decorated home west of Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach.

There are inflatable devices, a sailboat, a blimp, blinking stars on the roof and so many lights in the yard that it can be tough to see the ground in some parts.

""My husband said I spent his retirement already," she said after stating that 20 days into December her electric bill has cost about $1,000. Climkscales has decorated her home with lights since the 1990s.

"I hope people enjoy to come here and I like to share our spirit to everybody, especially the kids," she said.

Decorating her home started when she lived in the Philippines and continued at her home a block outside IB in San Diego, Climkscales said.

She turns on the lights at 5 p.m. and turns off the lights around 11:30 p.m. If it rains, the lights will stay off for safety.

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