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5 mind-blowing Christmas light shows

It's Christmastime so let the fierce yuletide competition begin! That is the true meaning of the holiday season after all, isn't it?
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Alex Fitzpatrick

The holiday season is all about driving around your neighbourhood to check out the fiercest competitors when it comes to Christmas light decorations and the best Christmas light shows. Think the Griswolds and their memorable holiday seasons. Here are the best of the season—in video form—to get you into this holiday spirit. (Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with these light shows.)

1. Motley Crue “Kickstart My Heart”

It’s always refreshing when somebody does Christmas lights to a new type of tune, and “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue feels strangely perfect for this energetic display of lights. (Note: There is a slight delay at the start before the music starts. Just wait for the true rock n’ roll Christmas experience!)

2. “Sexy and I know it” sing-a-long lights

These people have gone to another level of Christmas lights. Synched Christmas lights are one thing but animated faces singing along to the song? That’s villainously creative and wonderful. We applaud you, dear homeowners, for this masterful display.

3. Psy does it “Gangnam Style”

What does one do with the guilty pleasure of 2012? Make it into a light show of course! There is nothing more Christmas than a viral song that you can’t get out of your head, right? (Isn’t that why “Jingle Bells” is still so popular?)

4. The classic carol

Want a big, bold and beautiful holiday display? Check out the Holdman house. We just hope they budgeted for that massive electricity bill that will come in January!

5. Campy but cool

Want a bit more twang in your tunes? Check out this Christmas jambaree complete with animated gingerbread man!

Bonus: ‘A’ for effort

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While not a lightshow set to music, this house gets an A for effort, while his neighbour gets 10 out of 10 for Christmas decor creativity. I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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