5.4
12 votes
The Great Christmas Light Fight

The Great Christmas Light Fight

ABC 2013

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Great Christmas Light Fight

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E5

#1 - Episode 5

9.19

Season 5 - Episode 5

Four festive families from across the country showcase their spectacular displays, including the Birkett family, whose home includes a self-built mine shaft filled with holiday spectacles and surprises, along with a colossal 3-story castle in Scottsdale, Arizona; the Gress family, whose display features a blow mold overload in Union Beach, New Jersey; the Latchford family, whose 5-acre farm holds restored mechanical figures, repainted cut-outs, a tunnel of ornaments and more in Callao, Missouri; and the Shoaf family, whose display uses binder clips to keep their mix of 115,000 incandescent and LED lights in perfect position in Durham, North Carolina. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S8E1

#2 - Episode 1

8.69

Season 8 - Episode 1

The Reynolds family showcases a handcrafted garden display in La Verkin, Utah; the Fiore family builds a Christmas town surrounding their home in Wilmington, Massachusetts; the Trevisano family builds a Teddy Bear Christmas Land in St. Louis, Missouri; and the Barbieri family features pyrotechnics, hand-built animatronics, and a giant storybook, for its 40th year in Deer Park, New York. Judge Taniya Nayak chooses the winner.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E6

#3 - Episode 6

8.65

Season 5 - Episode 6

The festivities conclude in the final episode of the season, with the Tristan family and their winter wonderland full of nostalgic and whimsical characters for kids of all ages in Waco, Texas; the Cheslin-Laneaux family and their display inspired by The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Walt Disney World, complete with their own dancing light show in Longwood, Florida; the Smaragdis family and their house covered in over 200,000 lights and 13 large dollhouse-style buildings in Indian Trail, North Carolina; and the Athens family with their Christmas display including a mistletoe arbor, Santa's cottage and old-fashioned cutouts in Mt. Shasta, California. Judge Taniya Nayak decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E4

#4 - Episode 4

8.60

Season 5 - Episode 4

Christmas displays include: the Albrecht family and their massive display runs up a mountainside, inspired by the love of their son with Down Syndrome, in Glenwood, Utah; the Sussin family and their father-son duo who balance brains and brawn into their quarter-acre property in Saugerties, New York; the Robinson family and their decked-out sloping yard and brand-new 46-foot mega tree in Red Cross, North Carolina; and the Wright family with their holiday display that endured even in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Dayton, Texas. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E3

#5 - Episode 3

8.50

Season 5 - Episode 3

Christmas displays include: next-door neighbors, the Richards/Silver families, and their synchronized light show in Riverview, Florida; the Harhut family's combined properties of over 1,300 blow molds in Peckville, Pennsylvania; the Phifer family's display including an 80-foot tall real-life mega tree and Santa tracker in memory of their mother in Henrico, Virginia, and the Wilz family's patriotic display designed by military siblings in Bismarck, North Dakota. Judge Taniya Nayak decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E6

#6 - Episode 6

8.46

Season 6 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E7

#7 - Episode 7

8.42

Season 6 - Episode 7

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.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S4E3

#8 - Episode 3

8.30

Season 4 - Episode 3

Four families showcase their incredible holiday displays including, the Field family's epic Magic Kingdom-inspired light show in Lakeview, NY; the Hohensee family's high-tech homemade light show in Central, LA; the Pampena family's inspiring tribute to 9/11 in Stamford, CT; and the Messingschlager family's tropical North pole in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Who will be awarded $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Judge Carter Oosterhouse makes the decision.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S8E2

#9 - Episode 2

8.23

Season 8 - Episode 2

The Sumner family features vintage animatronic Christmas scenes in every window in Jenks, Oklahoma; the DeBolt family puts on a synchronized light show in Boise, Idaho; the Stott Family displays motorized trains, a towering castle, and a massive mountain in Fontana, California; and the Markowski family creates a drive-through experience in Brownsville, Tennessee. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides the winner.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S7E4

#10 - Episode 4

8.18

Season 7 - Episode 4

Displays include the Nagy family with their high-tech light show dedicated to their dog, and packed with a towering joy sign, a ballet of snowflakes on the roof, and an interactive talking snowman in Waterford Township, Michigan; the Nirschl family with their heartwarming Christmas display, dedicated to family and all the things they love, including inflatables, a magical archway, and a festive interior in Daytona Beach, Florida; the Maywald family with their magical display, featuring fireworks lighting up nostalgic scenes, over 300 blow molds, a vintage Christmas storeroom, and DIY favorites like a snowman built from tires in Austin, Texas; and the Banda family with their charming handmade Christmas town, "Northopolis," which includes a PVC pipe and cloth constructed lightweight mobile display that they reassemble every evening, and a bigger-than-life Santa, reindeer and wise men in Weslaco, Texas. Judge Carter Oosterhouse makes the decision.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S4E5
#11 - Episode 5
8.16
Season 4 - Episode 5

Four festive families from across the country showcase their spectacular displays of Christmas magic, including the Pahl family, whose Northwest spirit inspires replicas of the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier and an authentic Pike Place fish toss in Maple Valley, WA; the Monkhouse family, whose display features classic Christmas toys, a high-tech light show and a parrot that sings "Jingle Bells" in Alexandria, LA; the Winton family, whose 15-year old son, and the youngest ever to take on the competition, masterminded their 2-acre display in Manchester, TN; and the Ryan-Musgrave family, whose magical theme park in their front yard features a ski lift, train, seesaw and floating Ferris wheel in Boulder City, NV. Judge Taniya Nayak will award $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S9E2
#12 - Episode 2
8.15
Season 9 - Episode 2

The Wilson Family presents a dreamy Candyland, with a reindeer flight school, the Peppermint Express train, and a spot to make s'mores in Windcrest, TX; the Wilhelm family puts on dancing lights with lively music and a one-of-a-kind hologram in Amarillo, TX; the Cox family displays a DIY Winter Wonderland with a handmade train and a life-size choir in Corpus Christi, TX; and the Bocanegra Family presents a nativity scene featuring Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and several life-sized animal figurines in Corpus Christi, TX. Judge Taniya Nayak picks the winner.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S7E2
#13 - Episode 2
8.13
Season 7 - Episode 2

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 Kennesaw, Georgia. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides the winner.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S3E1
#14 - Episode 1
8.00
Season 3 - Episode 1

See the Atkins family’s interactive display, a 50 foot “love” sign and plasma cut hearts honoring breast cancer survivors in Ocala, FL; the Pelletier family’s 500 fireworks synchronized to music in Greenville, SC; the Kuhn family’s 500,000 lights and specialty light projectors in St. George, UT and the Cadger family’s “spinning” trees and light-up globe in Meridian, ID. Judge Carter Oosterhouse awards $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S4E2
#15 - Episode 2
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 2

The festivities continue, featuring the Taylor family's "Emoji celebration" with Christmas emojis and a 20-foot high "Frozen" castle in Phoenix, Arizona; the Van Gent family's meticulous light show and giant synchronized float crafted by their house of engineers in Redding, California; the DiMartino family's inspirational Christmas display after the tragic loss of a beloved wife on 9/11, while also raising over $190,000 for a Pediatric Cancer Unit in Staten Island, New York; and the Kloos family's sibling duo, whose display makes them the youngest ever to compete on the show in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Judge Taniya Nayak decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E1
#16 - Episode 1
8.00
Season 5 - Episode 1

Christmas displays include: the Waters family's high-tech, entirely wireless light show in DeSoto, Texas; the Tomasello family's life-sized, interactive gingerbread house complete with their driveway ice-skating rink in Ronkonkoma, New York; the Heindel family's magical home featuring fun figurines to giant lollipops in Raleigh, North Carolina; and the Amarante family's acre and a half property covered in lights, including 78 wrapped trees and a special memory garden for their father in Dayville, Connecticut. Judge Taniya Nayak awards $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E2
#17 - Episode 2
8.00
Season 5 - Episode 2

Christmas displays include: the Gaddy family and their drive-through, seven-acre display with a Ferris wheel made from old trampolines, DIY carousel and Cars characters made from old farm equipment in Fayetteville, Georgia; the Bachelor family and their completely blue-lighted display covering both their front and backyards in Cedar Hill, Texas; the Stewart family and their larger-than-life display featuring a 40-foot wall of lights, suspended inflatables and a super-sized toy train ride in Fayetteville, Arkansas; and the Richins family with their concert of lights, including a five-piece band and 30,000 programmed channels in Gilbert, Arizona. Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E5
#18 - Episode 5: All Stars
8.00
Season 6 - Episode 5

A celebration of the most incredible Christmas displays from the past 5 seasons on the show. With over $1.5 million in prizes given away to date, this special episode highlights past competitors by featuring different categories of displays for an all-star lineup.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E2
#19 - Episode 2
7.94
Season 6 - Episode 2

See 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 décor 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. Judge Carter Oosterhouse chooses the winner.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - S4E1
#20 - Episode 1
7.81
Season 4 - Episode 1

Four families showcase their incredible Christmas displays, including the Johanessen family's 250,000 light home and "Santa's Retreat" in Winter Park, Florida; the Preston family's epic display with America's tallest and brightest Nativity scene in Kingman, Arizona; the Piper family's express-train ride through their multi-acre property in Wake Forest, North Carolina; and the Pugh family, whose former Navy pilot brings spirit and patriotism with their servicemen salute in Chesapeake, Virginia. Judge Carter Oosterhouse awards $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated from 53 votes.

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