Envelope Please! Los Gatos Home Is Patch 'Deck the House' Finalist!

Los Gatos moves closer to winning the grand prize!

Thank you to Los Gatos residents Rose and Don Arnaudo for submitting the entry of your decorated home in the Patch Deck the House contest. You're the Los Gatos finalists!

You're in the running to get to the next stage which is the 24 finalists who will get their electric bill for December (up to $500) paid by Patch. Congratulations! 

And those 24 finalists will compete for the chance to win $100,000 for their local  school districts. 

Readers can increase the chance of Los Gatos winning by voting for the Arnaudos' entry, if it makes it to the top 24. 

The Arnaudos even decorate the inside of the home, located at 17843 Andrews Ave., and welcome all town residents to visit until the New Year's.

We'll find out soon if you're in the top 24 and we'll be shouting from the roof tops if you're one of those lucky winners.

A special thank you to everyone who entered. Thank you to Los Gatos Patch readers and for encouraging town residents to enter the contest and helping submit photos. You made our dark drives home more festive and "oooh-worthy" this holiday season. 

National voting begins Friday morning, Dec. 30, at 6 a.m. Vote once a day, every day, for your favorite—and feel free to share the link on all your social networks!  

Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Jan. 8.


carol musser December 29, 2011 at 09:06 PM
How wonderful and exciting this is. The Arnaudo's house in Los Gatos is in the running for the Patch national house decorating contest. Let's hope they make the final 24. Congratulations
MichaelJ December 30, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Congratulations!! What a beautiful display which has brought a lot of cheer during the Holidays to many. Thank you for the effort.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) December 30, 2011 at 02:06 AM
Carol and MichaelJ, thanks for the comments. The Arnaudos are to be commended for exemplifying the true spirit of the holidays. When I contacted Don today, he was speaking about the joy the decorations have brought town children and his main focus was winning the $100K for Los Gatos schools. Don and Rose have given so much of themselves with this gleaming display of love. If the home is not selected, it's already a winner in my view. It's brought much joy to Los Gatos and has put Los Gatos on the holiday decor map! Happy New Year!


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