In his first year living at Government House in downtown Annapolis, Gov. Martin O'Malley took the sedate route in Halloween decorating: two ghosts and a scarecrow, hay bales, cornstalks, a pair of leaf wreaths, mums.
Under O'Malley's predecessor in the mansion, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the capital became an inflatable nation. A giant blow-up pumpkin, an air-filled Dracula, tombstones, giant eyeballs and many other holiday trimmings blanketed the front lawn.
As the Christmas season decorating extravaganza nears, what kind of decorations do you prefer outside the governor's mansion?
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