This Waco home is full of Christmas cheer!

WACO, Texas - Up until now, we've seen dozens of beautiful Christmas displays in Central Texas, but none like what we are about to show you.

One Waco woman has lived in the area for 30 years, and is going all out decorating not the outside of her home - but the inside.

Although the Waco home may look ordinary from the outside, inside tells a different story.

"Makes me feel good, you know? I put my Christmas music [on] and there I go," says Alicia York.

York is a natural born collector. The inside of her home looks like a museum.

"I'm a Victorian person. I love [the] Victorian look," York said.

She began collecting dolls in 1998, and at one point had 300 of all shapes and sizes.

"I remember when I was little, I wanted a doll and I couldn't have it because we were so many kids, we couldn't afford it. But then I said 'Look, I got blessed with all these dolls, and I have dolls in every room,'" York said.

Her dolls inspired another collection, as well as a 17-year-old tradition.

Alicia now has eleven Christmas trees, each with a different theme.

"Many different things, so I decided to make each a tree," York said.

At one point, she had 21 trees. But this all changed after her husband, Hugh, passed away from cancer on June 14, 2015.

"When my husband passed away, I just didn't have the desire. I didn't think I was going to do this anymore," York said.

She sold some of her decorations, trees, and even her dolls.

"Nothing made me happy. Everything was just sad," York said.

Now, after two years of not decorating her trees, this year she did it in memory of her late husband.

"I think I'm ready now to start doing this," York said.

Alicia says like previous years, she'll be inviting her neighbors to visit the decorations, trees, and dolls.

"And just enjoy being friendly with each other, that's what it's all about," York said.

Alicia says although she loves the decorations and the trees, it's bringing together the community that she loves the most.

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