'The Great Christmas Light Fight' Premieres December 9 on ABC

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October 24th, 2013


via press release:



First Reality-Competition Program of its Kind is Produced by FremantleMedia North America 

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s” Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto to Judge


“The Great Christmas Light Fight” is a new competition series in which 20 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas – in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious – with a total of $250,000 in prizing ($50,000 won each week). “The Great Christmas Light Fight” will air on MONDAYS, DECEMBER 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT), DECEMBER 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) and DECEMBER 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes on those two nights. Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto (both from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) will serve as judges for the series.


In the first Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, 4 families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days. These 20 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs.


“The Great Christmas Light Fight” comes from FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent”). Executive Producers for the series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.

  • brandy

    SO looking forward to this. But I also have an unhealthy obsession with anything Christmas. And I love me some Sabrina Soto.

  • Joseph

    On the one hand, it could draw a few viewers.

    On the other hand, ESPN’s “NFL Monday Night Football” will probably dominate the ratings those nights.

  • TimsDale4ever

    This could be a reality competition show that I could actually get in to.

  • Christian

    I love walking through surrounding neighborhoods during Chrismas-time (Halloween as well) to see some of the elaborate decorations people put up. I will definitely be tuning into this and I haven’t watched an ABC reality show since the first season of Dancing with the Stars way back when!

  • TV Viewer

    I would watch this program, because, I love to look at Christmas outdoor holiday lights, both in the neighborhood, as well at the TLC show Crazy Christmas Lights, (and other similar programs).

    For an extreme holiday outdoor light display by a individual person,(or family), in the USA; one of the biggest ever made was Jennings Osborne’s display in Little Rock, Ark. It was so huge, that the city filed a court order against him, and he donated his entire collection to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. The display of more than 5 million lights can be seen in December at the Disney Hollywood Studios Park in December every year.


    This type of programming has been on cable for years, but is always enjoyable

    @ TV Viewer

    Informative post–thanks

  • Fake Me Out

    If your home does not have it’s own nuclear power plant providing the power for your Yule lighting display … you need to add more lights.

    If your home does not burn out the retina of passers-by … you need to add more lights.

    If you do not need to have a snow making machine in your yard because the heat from the lighting display melts the natural snow … you need to add more lights.

    If the crew on the ISS can’t see your home at Yuletide … you need to add more lights.

    If 747s don’t buzz your house thinking it’s a landing field … you need to add more lights.

    If the neighbours haven’t started a petition to council about you … you need to add more lights.

    If you are reading this comment instead of putting up lights … you need to add more lights.

  • Betty

    I’m so looking forward to this competition. I live behind the best family with the best Christmas decorations in Illinois… make that, the best across America!!!

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