Does your house embody the spirit of Christmas?

Does your house embody the spirit of Christmas?

Deadline to enter Breeze contest is Dec. 11

Is your house decked out for the holidays? Might it have what it takes to win The Valley Breeze 'Spirit of Christmas' Contest? We invite you to enter by our contest deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 11.

If you think your house is among the best-decorated homes in the Blackstone Valley, or even if you just think it's pretty great and should be included on a list of homes for area residents to visit, you are more than welcome to participate.

This year we'll have prizes for the top three houses in our readership area. To win, your home must be in one of the communities we cover, but we'll gladly accept others to be included on a master list of best-decorated homes.

The winner of the 2013 contest will receive a family four-pack of tickets to see "A Christmas Carol" at Trinity Repertory Company on Dec. 28. Second place will be a $50 gift card to Asia Grille at the Lincoln Mall, and third place will be a family four-pack of tickets to "Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure," also on Dec. 28.

All winners and entries will be listed in all five editions of The Breeze on Dec. 18 and 19. Submissions must be made no later than Dec. 11, exactly two weeks before Christmas.

Please send nighttime photos, along with names and addresses, to or enter by posting them on The Valley Breeze Newspapers Facebook page or posting them on Twitter, notifying us @TheValleyBreeze.

A team of Breeze staffers will head out during the evenings of Dec. 13-15 to view the top five homes selected from photos submitted. We'll be judging homes on a 1-10 scale in three categories, "creativity," "difficulty," and of course, "Christmas spirit." Any home, from the most classy to the most over-the-top tacky, could win.