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Incredible Christmas Light Shows

It seems like certain things to do with Christmas, like snow sculptures and Christmas Lights, must be outdone by last year’s attempt. When the effort to be bigger and better than last year is a success, I find myself wondering if it’s possible to go beyond that. Especially when it comes to Christmas lights synchronized to music. “How can that ever be topped?!” I ask myself as I watch Christmas lights shows from one season to another.

Despite what I may have believed about outdoor Christmas light displays having reached their peak, I am here to show you that bigger and better is in fact, still achievable. These are seriously some of the most intense Christmas light shows I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

The Johnson Family Light Show

I really liked how the Johnson family kept it classy with strong lines and used awesome synchronization with each song. I think it’s a nice balance of awesome without being overblown. This family competed in “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on ABC in 2014.

 

The Larsen Christmas Lights Show

The Larsen Christmas Lights Show is mind blowing. Each song is so different from the last with all the colors and patterns. It’s really fascinating to watch. This show won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2013.

 

Here is the Larsen Christmas Lights Show from up in the air. I like it better on the ground, but the different perspective is interesting.

 

I hope you have a chance to go see a synchronized Christmas lights show with your loved ones this season. May you be inspired to plan your outdoor Christmas lights design for next year. You can call us as early as August or September to schedule your Christmas light installation for the 2016 season. Let us help you by setting up the best Christmas lights display your neighborhood has ever seen.

Merry Christmas!

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Five Star Holiday Decor is a full service company of holiday lighting specialists. Their expertise will have your home lit up and fabulous for the holiday season giving your home holiday style without the hassle. Click here for a free estimate.

 

 

The history of Christmas lights is a rather interesting one. This year, before you begin the battle to untangle your Christmas lights, take a moment to appreciate where this tradition started and how far we have come since then. It may change your attitude about this holiday hassle.

The Illuminating History of Christmas Lights

Before we had light-emitting diode (LED) Christmas lights, there were incandescent lights. Before electric stringed lights, our dedicated predecessors used wax candles to light their indoor Christmas trees. As you can imagine, a bunch of lit candle on a dead pine tree was a super dangerous practice. Thank goodness for the invention of electricity and the first string of mini lights.

Such an invention has helped to prevent many a Christmas tree from catching fire. In fact, that was such a real danger that insurance companies back then, refused to cover house fires caused by Christmas trees. The tradition of lighting the tree back around the turn of the century meant that someone had to stand nearby with buckets of water and sand, ready to dowse the tree at any moment. Because of this fire hazard, the tree would only be up for a couple of days before Christmas. Seems like a lot of trouble and risk to go through for a Christmas tradition that you can only enjoy for a few days.

The History Channel as a great video briefly explaining the history of Christmas lights. Take a look.


The first string of incandescent lights made available to the public were so expensive that people would rent out the lights rather than buy them. If one light went out on these short light strands, they all did. Fortunately, the strands were pretty short, so narrowing down the problem, I imagine, would have been faster.

Take a look at what 100-year-old Christmas lights looked like back-in-the-day.


The Very American History of Christmas Lights” is an interesting take on the tradition of Christmas tree lighting.

LED Christmas lights are brighter and more energy efficient, using one-tenth the energy required by incandescent bulbs, and last much longer than their incandescent predecessor. Although they are more expensive than incandescent lights, they will save you money and time in the long run.

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Five Star Holiday Décor is a full service company of holiday lighting specialists. Their expertise will have your home lit up and fabulous for the holiday season giving your home holiday style without the hassle. Click here for a free estimate.

Amazing Christmas Light Show

This is quite possibly the most incredible Christmas light shows we have seen yet. The lights are synchronized to popular music from 2014. Granted, it’s not Christmas music, but that makes it all the more interesting to watch. Take a look and tell us what you think.

Here is the story about the display and the home owners that have made this display a tradition for the past few years. The home owners think of their Christmas light show as a gift to the community and collect donations, 100 percent of which are given to local charity organizations. Would you be more likely to decorate your home for the Christmas season if you thought of it as a gift to the community?

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Answer: When Christmas lights are also eco-friendly!

While this house is saying ‘Happy Holidays’ to extra terrestrials in outer space, Five Star Holiday Décor wants to take a more modest approach and say Happy Holidays to the neighbors as well as to Mother Earth.  We encourage green alternatives when decorating your home this holiday season by using LED lights to help spread the holiday cheer. LED lights have many benefits:  they are long lasting, durable, energy efficient and don’t emit heat.

Long-lasting

Bulbs for LED lights last 10 times as long as fluorescent bulbs, which means not as many bulbs need to be replaced. The fewer number of bulbs is just one way that LED lights can help save you money.

Durable

Once the filament of a fluorescent bulb is shifted out of place by a simple shake or jiggle the bulb is no longer in working order.  LED are build solid through and through so they won’t break under the same jarring, bumping and pressure that would break a fluorescents bulb.

Cool

Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs do not generate a lot of heat. For your every-day in-home use, LEDs are a great idea in the summer because it will actually require you to use less of your air conditioning since the lights won’t give off warmth. For the outside of your house, you won’t have to worry about putting lights on a dry tree or brush because it will not ignite.

Energy Efficient

As you can already tell, LED can save many in many different ways. One of most direct ways you can save money is seen through the electric bill. They require so little power that even solar panel energy can be used to brighten your house this holiday season. In fact, LED light bulbs use only about 20% as much electricity to produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs. However, because the LED bulbs direct a larger percentage of light where it is needed, in many applications that are as much as ten times as effective as incandescent bulbs, reducing energy use by 90%. [Source]

LEDs are initially more expensive than the traditional bulbs, but in the long run, they require less upkeep cost and they can last longer! LEDs come in bright colors such as green, red, blue and yellow. Give the gift that gives for the whole season as well as the next.