12/19/2013 08:52 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Discover The Seasonal Spirit Right Outside Your Doorstep (PHOTOS)

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The spirit of the season can be found in the most obvious and unexpected ways. Pure optimism can be found in the excited eyes of children on Santa's lap, generosity can be found on city street corners and glee can be found in even the most "bah-humbug" of attitudes. The magic of this time of year is everywhere as long as you're looking for it -- and nothing embodies that idea more than the decorations of the season. Whether they allow you to take a mental moment to adopt a jolly disposition or serve as a way to illuminate your anticipation for holiday events, these photos prove it's possible to uncover seasonal spirit anywhere -- even right outside your front door.

Seasonal Spirit Outside Your Doorstep
Seasonal Spirit Outside Your Doorstep

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