Like many fine traditions, gingerbread houses have become more and more extreme as time as gone on. Life-size houses, iterations with lights and working doors, and even entire gingerbread cities are built each year to celebrate Christmas. At the end of the day, the most special gingerbread houses are the ones built by families. The fun that goes into working together, no matter how the end-product looks, is really what captures holiday spirit. But let’s face it: the really outrageous and over-the-top versions are so much fun to look at!