The Scoop: The Great Christmas Light Fight

  • By Derek Wong


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 episode). 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. 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 IdolAmerica’s Got Talent). Executive Producers for the series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.

Here are the families competing:

Blount/Laguna Hills, CA
Holt/Chesapeake, VA
Goff/Canon, GA
Lynch/Whitestone, NY

Simmons/Cathedral City, CA
Rhodes/Cedar Park, TX
Small/Orange, CT
Tittiger/Stockbridge, GA
Baughman/Prosper, TX
Plauche/Pass Christian, MS
Larsen/Elburn, IL
Yangello/Pennsville, NJ

Hyatt/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Downs/Norman, OK
Satterwhite/Mechanicsville, VA
Paradowski/Decatur, GA
Gay/Lagrangeville, NY
Macrina/West Reading, PA
Kowalczyk/Tinley Park, IL
Mize/San Rafael, CA


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