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This Edmond man starts putting his Christmas decorations up just after Labor Day

EDMOND, Okla. - He hasn't kept vehicles in this three-car garage since Labor Day.

As you can see, Steve Dagg and his thousands of tiny citizens need all the space they can get for the Christmas season.

"We do a section at a time and expand it from there," he said.

Back in the early 90s, his modest collection of Department 56 buildings fit on the coffee table.

He kept buying them, though.

His next stop fit the pool table.

"It got bigger and bigger," Dagg said.

The next station after that was out of the house completely.

"It just became a monster," he said.

There are more than 200 buildings in five different village settings there now.

If you're wondering, it comprises every building Department 56 ever put out.

"I collect all the series," he said.

He keeps buying them too, one for himself every year and, you know what, his family gets him.

"I might have to expand eventually," he said. "But, I have every piece out this year."

When everything is up and running, there is a lot to see in the Edmond garage.

You can look through tiny windows to see Scrooge counting money, watch skiers and sledders in the Alpine Village, smoke comes from some of the chimneys, snow falls from the sky, and the five trains?

They always run on time.

"I'll come out here after work sometime and just look at it," Dagg said.

We visited Dagg's Christmas Village back in 2001 when it was much smaller.

He moved to Arizona for work and, for several years, couldn't bring himself to set up winter in triple-digit temperatures.

"We moved back about three years ago," he said.

When he moved back to Edmond, the buildings went back up too, not necessarily to stay.

The Dagg's cars will get their home back in mid-January long after the sun sets on Christmas 2017, when it's just plain old winter.

Dagg opens his garage to neighborhood visitors on two Sundays every December.

For 2017, the dates are December 10 and 17 from 3 - 6 p.m.