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Christmas Light Shows popular around the nation

A growing holiday tradition is Christmas light shows. This is a picture of the Ludy family light show here in Columbus A growing holiday tradition is Christmas light shows. This is a picture of the Ludy family light show here in Columbus
The Star Wars theme light show in California has around 100,000 lights and is choreographed to songs from the Star Wars movies. The Star Wars theme light show in California has around 100,000 lights and is choreographed to songs from the Star Wars movies.
There have been complaints in the past about traffic congestion in the subdivision because of people stopping to see the lights at Jerry Ludy's house. However, in the family's 20 years of putting them on display, this is the first time someone has called There have been complaints in the past about traffic congestion in the subdivision because of people stopping to see the lights at Jerry Ludy's house. However, in the family's 20 years of putting them on display, this is the first time someone has called

(WTVM) – A holiday tradition that so many people love is Christmas lights displays. From simple displays to large ones that completely cover yards, as well as those that are synced to music—people look forward to those every year.

A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its lightsabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies.

Tom BetGeorge, whose display was featured on a recent episode of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight," even made massive instruments that play real notes, according to his YouTube description. George tells CNN he uses the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through his church.

There's something about Christmas that brings out people's whimsical sides.

The Ludy Family from Columbus was featured earlier this month on ABC's “The Great Christmas Light Fight”. Their display included more than 130,000 lights and Olaf from the movie Frozen. You can even tune your car radio to 90.1 to listen to the music that is synchronized with the lights. The Ludy Christmas light show will run until New Year's Eve.

Kevin Lynch, last year's winner of "The Great Christmas Light Fight," covers his house and lawn with more than 300 giant plastic figures, 100 animated characters and 300,000 lights to entertain the masses. He even hired an electrician to install 30 outlets outside his house and on the roof, specifically to support his obsession.

He thoughtfully buries the power cords underground so no one admiring the display will get hurt. Lynch says the greatest part of his elaborate display is the people who come to see it.

"The joy and the happiness it brings to little kids and adults is fantastic," Lynch tells CNN. After 18 years of decorating, the retired New York City firefighter has no plans to stop. "It's a tradition. If I don't put the lights up, I will have thousands of people ringing the bell thinking someone died."

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