Everyone can appreciate a good Christmas lights and decorations display. It takes a lot of time and effort to put them all together, and they help greatly in getting everyone who sees them in more of a festive mood, which is nice.
But if you really want to win Christmas, it takes something truly special. Like, oh, say…a full lights show set to the best of John Williams‘ musical score for the Star Wars movies, for example. Someone did just that, and even included a couple of light beams having a lightsaber battle in the middle of the must-see display.
Click on over to the other side to watch a video of the show.
Here’s a description from the display’s creator, Tom BetGeorge:
Here’s my tribute to my favorite songs on Star Wars! The display has been featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight and twice on ABC’s Good Morning America. I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it using a 35′ lift :) This is now my second year decorating. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes! The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths. The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church. The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 12,500 channels running around 100,000 lights. Also, Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark most nights from 6-10pm. Because of the light beams on the roof, I turn off the display in heavy rain. Fair use for educational purposes. Merry Christmas everyone!