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This seasonal competition series pits teams of Christmas decorators against each other as they strive to build the biggest, best, most spectacular Christmas light display ever. The winner of each competition, as determined by a designer judge, takes home $50,000. The series first aired on ABC in 2013, and its fourth season debuted in December 2016.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC
7 Seasons, 42 Episodes
December 9, 2013
Cast: Taniya Nayak, Carter Oosterhouse, Brian Fairlee, Michael Moloney
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  • The Cottrell family show their display made by 89-year old Calvin Cottrell and his family featuring a tractor ride around 4 acres, a homemade barn for their Nativity, a Ferris wheel with bear blow molds, and a 47-year old Mega Tree in Rossville, Indiana; the Hudgins family show their character cutouts, elf houses with animated characters, hand-painted blow molds, and Gingerbread men in Mechanicsville, Virginia; the Rombeiro family show their 27-year family tradition, with reindeer that sway in the wind, a motorized Santa blow mold, a massive arch over the driveway, and an interior filled with themed rooms and a handmade train village in Novato, California; and the Jones family show their 47 oak trees with 400,000 lights, creating a massive light show with colored tree trunks, dancing arches, a Nativity, and the word "Joy" in 7-foot letters in Boerne, Texas. Judge Taniya Nayak makes the final decision.

  • The Miranda family show their pixel light show, 3D-printed parts, and 2 matrix displays with green-screen video effects in Edmond, Oklahoma; the DeGennaro family show a North Pole in the desert featuring 8 DIY reindeer, a candy river with homemade Gingerbread men on the outside and over 1,7000 decorations stacked from floor to ceiling on the inside in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Sowell family show their 15-acre farmland display with over 1 million lights creating a beach scene with Florida beach sand, a carnival scene with a Ferris wheel, an automated Santa kissing Mrs. Claus, and a nativity with live people, a camel, and zebras in Milton, Florida; and the Beltran family show their winter wonderland with over 40 mounted rooftop decorations, a vintage Nativity, wireframes, and blow molds in Moreno Valley, California. Judge Carter Oosterhouse makes the decision.

  • A light show dedicated to a family's dog.

  • Showcasing the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer.

  • The Torres family show their pirate-themed Caribbean Christmas display, featuring a two-story handcrafted castle that covers the facade of their house, a life-sized pirate ship with cannons and a 35-foot mast in Henderson, Nevada; the Murphy family, with the help of their art class students, transform their house into Christmas art with over 400 precisely cut figurines, 75 extravagant scenes and a massive 25-year-old Cinderella castle in West Frankfort, Illinois; the Howard family show their incredible light show that incorporates a giant multicolored mega tree and a violin playing as if it’s floating in the air in Fillmore, California; and the Taylor family show their magical forest display spanning across three acres, including over 50 beautifully lit trees covered in 500,000 lights and a 90-foot tree with 23,000 lights brightening up the massive wonderland in Henderson, Nevada. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides the winner.

  • The Brewster family show their “Christmas in New York City” themed display, featuring a Herald Square stage with dancers inspired by The Rockettes and a massive tree in Brewerton, New York; the Chiles family show their “Miracle of a Million Lights” display covering outside and inside of an 1880s-era mansion with 60-foot-tall candy cane trees and a life-size snow globe in Portland, Oregon; the Sanda twins combine their sophisticated DIY skills to create a freeform lighting technique never before seen on the show, featuring handmade motorized controls that create the illusion of twinkling lights and a nativity scene starring a homemade animatronic Santa bearing gifts in Glendale, Arizona; and the Rose family show their holiday display covering every square inch of their house, featuring handmade gingerbread cutouts, an inflatable hugging bear and a garden area dedicated to the memory of their daughter in Hazlet, New Jersey. Judge Taniya Nayak makes the decision.

  • The festivities conclude with four families' displays.

  • See the Peace family and their pirate-themed light show, complete with special effects, a blazing cannon and a collapsing mega-tree in Escondido, California; the Schmidt family with their display full of laugh-out-loud humor, including handcrafted wooden cutouts, Santa in the outhouse and a carousel house in Waco, Texas; the Chmielewski family with their amusement park display which features a full-size roller coaster on their roof, a Ferris wheel and a ski lift in Bismarck, North Dakota; and the Yoast family with their display holding over 500 wireframes, a giant bulb garden, and Santa and his reindeer putting on the 18th green in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Judge Taniya Nayak chooses the final winner of the season.

  • See the Medhurst family with their high-tech, do-it-yourself display, holding 30,000 lights on the roof and 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind light fixtures in Greeley, Colorado; the Gilley family with their legacy-carrying mechanical display gone wild, including a moving elephant, alligator, dinosaur, and more in Ballplay, Alabama; the Chuchla house, where every piece of furniture in the house is removed to display wall-to-wall Christmas, inside and out, in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Smith family, a mother and son-in-law duo who come together once a year from across the country to create an incredible hybrid North Pole light display in Temecula, California. Judge Carter Oosterhouse chooses the winner.

  • Holiday displays in Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; Windermere, Fla.; Fox River Grove, Ill.; and San Francisco.

  • Holiday displays in Kokomo, Ind.; Weirsdale, Fla.; Grand Rivers, Ky.; Clifton, Ohio; Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; Windermere, Fla.; Fox River Grove, Ill.; and San Francisco.

  • The festivities continue through the second episode of the night, featuring the Heide family's Long Island lawn, filled with an unimaginable amount of blow molds and a home interior jam-packed with collectables and nutcrackers in Merrick, New York; the Strycharz family with their rockin' light show with thousands of synchronized lights, CO2 bursts and fire cannons in Wethersfield, Connecticut; the Watchorn family with their intricate maze of d?cor made from used tires, old wire spools and torn inflatables, including 3,000 figurines inside of their home in Ponca, Nebraska; and the Menashe family with their traditional holiday display featuring 65-foot lit trees and antique figurines in Seattle, Washington. Watch as judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

  • The most wonderful time of the year has officially begun! Showcasing their incredible holiday displays are the Richardson family with their extensive collection of 300 inflatables that come to life in Southern style in Madison, Mississippi; the Vaughan family with their whimsical wire frame forest, complete with flying birds, leaping deer, jumping fish and shooting stars in Alexandria, Virginia; the Salveson-Sangalli family with their holiday display, including 72 themed Christmas trees filling the inside of their home from floor to ceiling in Port St. Lucie, Florida; and the Hanley family with their larger-than-life ranch display, including Big Red - a 26-foot tall reindeer in Cleveland, Texas. Who will be awarded $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy?

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