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Women celebrates Christmas with dozens of trees

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For Marty Lax of Austin decorating just one Christmas tree was not enough. FOX 7's Ann Wyatt Little shows us how she used thousands of ornaments to decorate dozens of trees in her home.

"I have 38 trees, 15 are over five feet tall and most of those are seven and a half to eight feet tall," explained Lax.

In order to get the trees up in time for the Christmas season she begins decorating them in October.

"I've described it in two different ways," Lax said. "One is extreme Christmas because there are so many things to look at, decor everywhere. The other, looks like Christmas threw up in my house,

Lax said the tradition continues to grow each holiday. Now her family and friends expect it.

"They can't imagine doing it themselves so they enjoy someone else doing something like this," Lax said.

Each tree has a theme.

"I have the cowboys and indians tree, M&M tree, peacock tree, ice white tree."

Her most prized tree has the most sentimental value.

"My favorite is the family tradition tree because it has all the ornaments we have collected for our daughters and the ones my mother in law made and the ones family friends have given us because they think we need more," Lax said.

It takes Lax about 15 minutes to turn all the lights off.

In years past she has taken down the Christmas trees by February but sometimes leaves them up until May.

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