With the unveiling of Sak's Fifth Avenue's potentially seizure-inducing light show last night, all of the big name midtown retailers are fully dressed in their holiday regalia. It's a special time of year, when the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue are rendered impassable by tourists hypnotized by the holiday window displays, which, to be fair, can be pretty charming. Click through for photos documenting the lavish displays at Bergdorf Goodman (which broke from its typically reserved tradition with a haute "Holidays on Ice" theme), Barneys (which went full Instagram), Sak's Fifth Avenue (epileptics beware), Bloomingdale's ("the best"), Macy's (childhood wonderment or something), Lord & Taylor (vintage New York), and Henri Bendel (Swarovski crystals and... Al Hirschfeld?).

N.B.: These holiday window display photos are best enjoyed with a plate of sacrilegious Christmas crab cakes, a tall glass of heavily-spiked egg nog, and some appropriate holiday shopping music: