Taking "deck the halls" to a new level

A New Britain, Connecticut woman has taken the phrase "deck the halls" to a whole new level.
From top to bottom, inside and out, it's covered with holiday cheer.

This house is nothing but Christmas.

Rita Giancola has been decorating her home most of her life but she opened her doors to visitors in 1978 and it's become an annual tradition on Lexington Street ever since.

"People use to look thru my window and as soon as I opened my house to show a few people, then I decided i've have an open house," said Rita Giancola who owns and decorated the house.

For more than 30 years there's been a parade of people who stop by at the holidays.

So long in fact that those who came by as children are now parents who bring their own kids.
As impressive as the display, Rita does it all.

Beginning in October, she starts setting out the Santas and hundreds of dolls and decorations.

Climbing a ladder herself for those that hang high.

"I'll keep doing it as long as I can, I'm 84 years old now, I started it in my 50s so, as long as I can keep going I'll try," Giancola.
Giancola asks all who visit for a donation of canned goods which she then passes on to those in need.

Her holiday home is open to the public December 19th thru 23rd from 6 to 8 pm.