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 #1 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 16 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S1E5

#2 - Episode 5

9.00

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Mize, Gay, Macrina & Kowalczyk families show off their awesome Christmas light displays.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 1 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S8E4

#3 - Episode 4

9.00

Season 8 - Episode 4

The Mattos family displays a vibrant, fully custom light show in their Apricot orchard, incorporating original music and homemade yet high tech digital artwork in San Jose, California; the Martel family decks out their front and back yard with shimmering lights, a high speed Ferris wheel, little houses with hidden elf scenes, and more for their 33rd year in Hamilton, New Jersey; the Irizarry-Serrano family displays a mystical “City of Lights” with breath-taking DIY elements in Lake Mary, Florida; and the Doody family transforms their home into the Vegas strip, featuring a custom Las Vegas sign, a massive fountain, and a light show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judge Taniya Nayak makes the decision.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 5 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E6

#4 - 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 #4 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 17 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E4

#5 - 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 #5 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 20 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S8E1

#6 - Episode 1

8.58

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 #6 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 12 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S5E3

#7 - 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 #7 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 20 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E6

#8 - 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 #8 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 13 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S6E7

#9 - 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 #9 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 12 votes.

The Great Christmas Light Fight - S3E5

#10 - Episode 5

8.33

Season 3 - Episode 5

Four festive families from across the country showcase their spectacular displays of Christmas magic, including the Nelson family's specially converted RGB "star flakes," hand-built plasma icicles and thousands of lights that illuminate the sky in Elk Grove, CA; the Mish family's giant 15x15 Seahawks logo and innovative interior water and ice features in Kirkland, WA; the Hoag family's 30-foot platform of shooting stars and snowflakes and homemade carousel and Ferris wheel in Strongsville, OH; and the Finney family's star and angel, 50 feet in the air, four eight-foot Bibles, a 14-foot merry-go-round, two snow globes and a 16-foot snow slide in Crossett, AR.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 3 votes.

#11 - 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 #1 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 23 votes.

#12 - Episode 1
8.29
Season 2 - Episode 1

See the Weaver family’s 58’ castle in their Winter Wonderland replete with hand-painted Disney cutouts in Rohnert Park, California; the Barnard family’s live animal Nativity with 2 million lights sprawling across 8 acres in Lebanon, Tennessee; the Bagwell family’s impeccably synchronized musical masterpiece in Springfield, Missouri; a “talking house” you have to see (and hear!) to believe at the home of the Belcher family in Rowlett, Texas who make a high-tech house party with projected images that make their house seem to come alive. Judge Sabrina Soto awards the $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 7 votes.

#13 - Episode 2
8.20
Season 2 - Episode 2

The philanthropic spirit of the season is spotlighted (literally!) with a rooftop searchlight that required FAA approval atop the Daigle family's display in Paincourtville, Louisiana, that helps attract spectators who are asked to donate toys to needy children; the Loyas, along with their grandson, Jorge, in El Paso, Texas, have a magnificent creation they've built as a thank-you to the community that's given them so much since their humble beginnings; Tyler Horrocks and Joe Conway of Coventry, RI, are the youngest contestants ever to compete in the series. They usually have separate displays, but now combine their resources to pull together a DIY extravaganza. And the Apruzzi family of Old Bridge, NJ, honors their history and their monster truck with a dazzling display of wire frames. Judge Michael Moloney make his toughest decision yet.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 5 votes.

#14 - Episode 6
8.20
Season 8 - Episode 6

The Farmer family uses blow molds and inflatables, featuring a roof with more decorations than most family's entire display in Alexandria, Virginia; the Pennington family show a high-tech and jaw-dropping display in Corriganville, Maryland; the Padilla family has an interactive display reminiscent of a mini-Disneyland in Burbank, California; and the Register family uses exhaust pipes and other recycled goodies for a full throttle masterpiece in Surf City, North Carolina. Carter Oosterhouse picks the final winner of the season.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 5 votes.

#15 - Episode 2
8.20
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 #5 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 25 votes.

#16 - 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 #6 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 11 votes.

#17 - 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 #7 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 19 votes.

#18 - 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 #8 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 16 votes.

#19 - Episode 2
8.08
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 #9 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 12 votes.

#20 - Episode 1
8.06
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 #10 Best episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight from 34 votes.

Last updated: dec 21, 2020

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