We can’t all be the Barbieri brothers, the electrifying Deer Park duo vying for best holiday display in ABC’s "The Great Christmas Light Fight." And who wants to fight anyway?
Instead, we advise you pack yourself and your pandemic pod or housemates, if you have any — a young-adult daughter confined at home with mom and dad worked for me — into a vehicle and head out to see Long Island’s holiday displays for yourself. Then you can decide which is the best, or just enjoy the show.
Either way, you can use the map and addresses below to see 16 super-holiday homes across Nassau and Suffolk counties along with 64 others.
While you’re out this year, keep your eyes peeled for displays not marked on our map. And be good guests, maintaining social distance outside fellow Long Islanders’ homes to keep everyone safe. This year, more than ever, we need one another’s help making merry.
As Michelle Jacobs, whose home is featured, put it: "We chose to go bigger this year. We wanted to make it for people to enjoy, since we all need something nice this year. Walking around looking at lights is the safest thing to do and one of the safest ways to do it — you’re standing outside."
Brown family: 56 Ida Lane
Gerbe family: 872 Van Buren St.
Ferraro family: 3872 Hahn Ave.
Fitzpatrick family: 2 Norfolk Lane
Granata family: 178 N. Fifth St.
Beatty family: 163 Grand Blvd.
Loggia family: 10 Laura Dr.
Barragato family: 18 Wichard Blvd.
Pfeiffer family: 17 Rimlet Dr.
Zieris family: 50 Pebble Lane
Kurkowski family: 3 Chantilly Ct.
Lotito family: 45 Grenadier Lane
Albano family: 347 Werns Ave.
Catalano family: 7 Normandy Dr.
Carideo family: 14 Gregory Ct.
Cardi family: 418 St. John Place
Schlatter family: 4 Lincoln St.
Levine family: 1 Highland Ave.
Castagliola family: 62 Crescent St.
Herder family: 50 Haverford Rd.
Ricca family: 452 Division Ave.
Ryan family: 37 Colony St.
Murphy family: 109 Glen Summer Rd.
Nardella family: 4 Blossom Ave.
Sirianni family: 151 Sixth Ave.
Maneri family: 14 Gay Lore Dr.
Creegan family: 24 Wells Place
Barrella family: 39 Brighton Rd.
Esposito family: 8 Colby Dr.
Vasquez family: 11 Alder Dr.
Baffi family: 20 Haymaker Lane
Chirillo family: 22 Crescent Lane
McDonagh family: 162 Southberry Lane
Shea family: 16 Swing Lane
Stevens family: 48 Club Lane
David family: 36 Irene St.
Reiger family: 53 Farragut Ave.
Vezzi family: 240 S.Third St.
Armstrong family: 4 Wagg Ave.
Calise family: 63 Deer Lane
Messina family: 8 Sheila Court
Marte family: 21 New York Ave.
Risolo family: 31 Brockmeyer Dr.
Troy family: 1 Michigan Ave.
Enderley family: 144 Koehl St.
Guevara family: 83 Southaven Ave.
Heide family: 2509 Yale Place
Jacobs family: 1586 Hendrickson Ave.
Burke family: 15 Old Field Lane
Oemcke family: 186 N. Syracuse Ave.
Marchione family: 217-30 Stewart Rd.
Beyer family: 2737 Woods Ave.
Ecker family: 38 Merle Ave.
Gross family: 142 Montgomery Ave.
Rossello family: 3286 Messick Ave.
Sitzman family: 144 Weidner Ave.
Cessman family: 67 Engelke St.
Rocklein family: 143 Rowland St.
Catalano-Steigerwald family: 2 Judith Court
Curto family: 8A Fifth St.
D’Abbraccio family: 745 Arlington Dr.
Chiofalo family: 8 Highview Ave.
Turner family: 18 Thornwood Way
Koerner family: 15 Southgate
Hofmann family: 9 Lincoln Ave.
Graziano family: 31 Maynard Dr.
Nemeth family: 288 Van Cott Ave.
Noce family: 2 Kip Court
Stier family: 10 Arlington Ave.
Angioletti family: 17 Roeckel Ave.
Loose family: 15 Milburn Rd.
Bruno family: 2947 Mandalay Beach Rd.
Marolda family: 1316 Darby Rd. E.
Osman family: 1101 Herzel Blvd.
D'Aversa family: 550 Pauley Dr.
Rouzier family: 18 Munson Ave.
Imperati family: 40 Pace Dr. S.
Imperati family: 229 W. Third St.
DaSilva family: 16 Kristi Lane