According to ABC, nothing says the holiday season like families at each others throats. Well that seems to be the idea about the new show premiering tonight on ABC titled “The Great Christmas Light Fight”. The show, which will air Monday on ABC for the next three weeks, pits families against each other in competition for the best decorated house on the block. What better way to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus than by screaming at your wife to take out the slack on the blue blinking lights. The idea of fighting through the holidays is relate-able to most families, so maybe ABC is on to something.
Here’s the synopsis of the new program from ABC.
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…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.
Here’s the promo for tonight’s “Great Christmas Light Fight, and apologies for the poor quality of the video. The IT people at ABC have let us down again.
Ring in the holidays with the sounds of fighting families. Be there tonight to watch the blood and tinsel fly.
Date: Monday, December 9th
Episode Title: “The Great Christmas Tree Light Fight Week 1″
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: ABC.com