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LI's best Christmas light displays

The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.

The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 2009) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Here's where to find the big-time holiday dazzle in our annual look at Long Island's top 10 displays. Flip through this gallery of all 10 homes, then scroll to the bottom, click the "Holidays" tab, and see more of your favorite houses.

The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
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The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 2009)

The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
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The Oemcke home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 2009)

Steve Oemcke, 3, and his cousin Jordan DeStefano,
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Steve Oemcke, 3, and his cousin Jordan DeStefano, 3, play in an area devoted to Santa's workshop at the Oemche home at 186 N Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 2009)

Carrie and Steve Oemcke with their children Hannah,
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Carrie and Steve Oemcke with their children Hannah, 9, Jake, 7, and Steven, 3, in front of their home at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massaquequa. (December 11, 2009)

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 2009)

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 20090)

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Oemcke house at 186 N. Syracuse Ave. in North Massapequa. (December 11, 20090

This year, Peter Parrillo has created a computerized
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

This year, Peter Parrillo has created a computerized light show that synchronizes thousands of holiday lights to music at his home at 33 Harlem Ave. in Medford. Parrillo, center, is surrounded by family members, clockwise from lower left: daughter Madison, 6, nephew Nicholas Barbieri, 4, son Matthew, 10, brother-in-law Patrick Barbieri, wife Dawn and son Michael, 13. (December 3, 2009)

The Parrillo family's Christmas lights display at 33
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The Parrillo family's Christmas lights display at 33 Harlem Ave. in Medford includes their own FM radio station that allows viewers to sit in their vehicles and listen to the synchronized lights and music show on their car radios. (December 3, 2009)

The Parrillo family's Christmas lights display at 33
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The Parrillo family's Christmas lights display at 33 Harlem Ave. in Medford includes their own FM radio station that allows viewers to sit in their vehicles and listen to the synchronized lights and music show on their car radios. (December 3, 2009)

Peter Parrillo, of 33 Harlem Ave. in Medford
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Peter Parrillo, of 33 Harlem Ave. in Medford put together his own FM radio station that allows viewers to sit in their vehicles and listen to the show on their car radios at his Christmas lights display. (December 3, 2009)

The holiday display by Ed Dougherty and his
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The holiday display by Ed Dougherty and his wife, Deborah, have more than 10,000 individual lights, 6,000 of them on the 21-foot tree that Ed erected on the front lawn at 98 Camille Lane in East Patchogue. Ed is taking his passion a step further this year by adding a computerized program that synchronizes all those lights to music. (December 2, 2009)

The Dougherty's Christmas lights display at 98 Camille
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The Dougherty's Christmas lights display at 98 Camille Lane in East Patchogue includes more than 120 figures and a computerized program that synchronizes all those lights to music. (December 2, 2009)

The Dougherty's Christmas lights display at 98 Camille
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The Dougherty's Christmas lights display at 98 Camille Lane in East Patchogue. (December 2, 2009)

From left, Joanie Mieschberger, her husband, Tim, and
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From left, Joanie Mieschberger, her husband, Tim, and their daughter Krystal at their home at 968 Spur Dr. S. in Bay Shore. (December 2, 2009)

The Pfeiffer family, from left, Nicholas, 10, Anthony,
Photo Credit: Photo by Jori Klein

The Pfeiffer family, from left, Nicholas, 10, Anthony, 15, Johnny, 5, Theresa, 41, Frankie, 12, and Anthony, 43, in front of their home at 117 Rimlet Dr. in Commack. (December 6, 2009)

Holiday decorations light up the front yard of
Photo Credit: Photo by Jori Klein

Holiday decorations light up the front yard of the Pfeiffer home at 117 Rimlet Dr. in Commack. (Dec. 6, 2009)

The Pfeiffer home at 117 Rimlet Dr. in
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The Pfeiffer home at 117 Rimlet Dr. in Commack. (December 6, 2009)

The Pfeiffer kids, from left, Johnny, 5, Anthony,
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The Pfeiffer kids, from left, Johnny, 5, Anthony, 15, Frankie, 12, and Nicholas, 10, peek out from a holiday decoration in their front yard at 117 Rimlet Dr. in Commack. (December 6, 2009)

The Pfeiffer Family at 117 Rimlet Dr. in
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The Pfeiffer Family at 117 Rimlet Dr. in Commack. (December 6, 2009)

Michael and Margaret Gangi, with daughters Megan 8,
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Michael and Margaret Gangi, with daughters Megan 8, and Melanie, 5, in front of their Christmas lights display at 1027 Woodcliff Dr. in Franklin Square. (December 3, 2009)

The Gangi Christmas Lights display at 1027 Woodcliff
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The Gangi Christmas Lights display at 1027 Woodcliff Dr. in Franklin Square. (December 3, 2009)

The Gangi Christmas Lights display at 1027 Woodcliff
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The Gangi Christmas Lights display at 1027 Woodcliff Dr. in Franklin Square. (December 3, 2009)

The Gangi Christmas lights display at 1027 Woodcliff
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The Gangi Christmas lights display at 1027 Woodcliff Dr. in Franklin Square. (December 3, 2009)

The Heide family, from left, Phillip, Karen and
Photo Credit: John Dunn

The Heide family, from left, Phillip, Karen and Lenny, outside their home at 2509 Yale Place in Merrick, decorated for Christmas with hundreds of lights, Santas, and toy soldiers. (November 29, 2009)

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in
Photo Credit: John Dunn

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in Merrick. (November 29, 2009)

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in
Photo Credit: John Dunn

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in Merrick. (November 29, 2009)

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in
Photo Credit: John Dunn

The Heide home at 2509 Yale Place in Merrick. (November 29, 2009)

Robert and Jennifer Presti with their children Scott,
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Robert and Jennifer Presti with their children Scott, 21 months, Julia, 10, and Keith, 4, stand in front of their Christmas light display 1038 West Dr. in North Merrick. (December 4, 2009)

The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in
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The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in North Merrick. (December 4, 2009)

The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in
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The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in North Merrick. (December 4, 2009)

The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in
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The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in North Merrick. (December 4, 2009)

The Presti family lights up their North Merrick
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The Presti family lights up their North Merrick home, 1038 West Dr. with Christmas lights. The yard is divided into sections that include one depicting the true meaning of Christmas with figures of the Virgin Mary and shepherds. (December 4, 2009)

The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in
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The Presti home at 1038 West Dr. in North Merrick. (December 4, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro and his son Michael, 8, in
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Joe Catanzaro and his son Michael, 8, in front of their home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park. Michael helped his dad put up the 10,000 LED lights. (December 3, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro lights up his home at 247
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Joe Catanzaro lights up his home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park with 10,000 LED lights for holiday season. (December 3, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St.
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Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park. (December 3, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St.
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Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park. (December 3, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St.
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Joe Catanzaro's home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park. (December 3, 2009)

Joe Catanzaro and his son Michael, 8, on
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Joe Catanzaro and his son Michael, 8, on the roof of his home at 247 W. 20th St. in Deer Park. (December 3, 2009)

Ken Padilla, left, stands with his daughters, Ava,
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Ken Padilla, left, stands with his daughters, Ava, 4, top, Kaitlyn, 6, left, Jillian, 8, and brother Tim, in front of his Lynbrook home that he decorates every year with homemade Christmas decorations. The Merry Christmas sign stood for many years at Ken's father's home in Brooklyn. The sign was cut in half and moved to Lynbrook this year and refurbished and resurrected for the Padilla home. (December 1, 2009)

The homemade teddy bear ferris wheel is one
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The homemade teddy bear ferris wheel is one of the main attractions at Ken Padilla's home at 98 Fenimore St. in Lynbrook. "I want to have the stuff no one else has, I want to stand out," Padilla says. (December 1, 2009)

Ken Padilla's daughters, Jillian, 8, left, Kaitlyn, 6,
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Ken Padilla's daughters, Jillian, 8, left, Kaitlyn, 6, center, and Ava, 4, stand in front of the reindeer stalls beside the Padilla home. It takes about three weeks for Padilla to decorate his home in Lynbrook with homemade Christmas decorations. (December 1, 2009)

Ken Padilla's daughters, Jillian, 8, left, Kaitlyn, 6,
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Ken Padilla's daughters, Jillian, 8, left, Kaitlyn, 6, center, and Ava, 4, stand in front of the reindeer stalls beside the Padilla home in Lynbrook. (December 1, 2009)

Ken Padilla with daughter Jillian, 8, by one
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Ken Padilla with daughter Jillian, 8, by one of the wooden soldiers. Padilla built the soldiers four years ago, each year he tries to add something new to the Christmas decorations on his home at 98 Fenimore St., Lynbrook. (December 1, 2009)

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