12/18/2013 03:42 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2013

Christmas-Obsessed Tamara Holland Turned Her Home Into A Gingerbread House

Tamara Holland of Altavista, Va., loves ginger bread. She loves it so much, that she's spent the last five years turning the interior of her home into a gingerbread fantasyland.

And now, as a special treat, her daughter arranged to have the exterior of her house decorated to look like a gingerbread house as well.

"In 22 years of painting, I've never had a request like this," Tony Pizza of Elite Painting told TLC. "It's very unusual, but I think she's going to like it."

Holland could barely contain herself when the decorations were revealed. Watch her reaction in the video (above).

"When Tiffany took the blindfold off, and I saw my home, it was just so overwhelming," a more composed Holland told TLC.

From Tamara's life-sized "gingerbread" house, to wall-to-wall Santa Claus memorabilia and a house that's more like a grove of Christmas trees, some extraordinary people have turned yuletide cheer into a year-long, life-defining pursuit.

How does a Christmas obsession affect someone's family life? What do their relatives have to say? TLC's "My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection 2'" takes viewers inside the lives and homes of people who are always in the holiday spirit.

Christmas-obsessed people can be newsmakers. Brandon Smith, of Greenwood, Ind., made headlines earlier this month for the veritable forest of 86 Christmas trees that he keeps in and around his house.

“It’s not uncommon for us to come home in the middle of July and find a Christmas tree on the front porch,” Smith told Good Morning America. “We’ve had a lot of donations from elderly people that don’t want to put up decorations anymore, and we’re happy to take them.”


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