12/10/2012 05:12 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2012

Holiday Lights Display: Ohio's Hall Family Has Christmas Decorations Ruined And Stolen

Real-life grinches are in full-force these days.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the biggest Christmas decorations in the Chillicothe area has been destroyed by vandals.

The Halls family awoke on Sunday morning to find their holiday lights display completely ruined along with a stolen 10-foot-long animated Santa Clause. Michael Hall says his family has been showing off these sights for 30 years and has invested more than $7,000 and countless hours to make it beautiful for the neighborhood. "We always consider it our Christmas card to the community, and we know how much people enjoy it,” he said.

Unfortunately the display has been too damaged to be revived and now Hall is offering a $500 award to find the Scrooges who did this.

This is not the first time this holiday season that a family’s cheery efforts have been demolished. KOAT recently reported an Albuquerque home has also fallen victim to mean-spirited grumps who stole an inflatable decoration.

Click through out slideshow to see some holiday tree displays and head over to the Columbus Dispatch for the full story.

Extreme Christmas Trees

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