Nov. 19, 2018
‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT’ DEBUTS ITS FIRST-EVER ‘HEAVYWEIGHTS’ DIVISION, SHOWCASING THE BIGGEST DISPLAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW, MONDAY, DEC. 3, ON ABC
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“25 Days of Christmas” continues with two new, back-to-back episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” MONDAY, DEC. 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Produced by Fremantle, the immensely popular series features returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak.
Season 6 of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the wildest and most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In each one-hour episode, four families from all around the country decorate their homes to the extreme in the hopes of winning the coveted Light Fight trophy and a $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season. This season, as the temperature cools down, the competition heats up when families invite us to warm up from the cold inside their homes to witness their fantastic Christmas décor for the very first time. In addition to all of the stunning inside/outside displays, the first-ever “Heavyweights” episode will showcase light shows that have grown too large for any home.
“603” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) – Kicking off the first-ever “Heavyweights” episode, featuring displays that have grown too large for any home, are Mike Wyant and We Care Park, a neighborhood park he and his friends decorate to give back to the community they grew up in, decked with hot chocolate, a take-away toy and a giant fire-breathing dragon in Kokomo, Indiana; the Cottom family with their farm featuring giant wireframes of peacocks, camels and flying reindeer-in-training, and a charming Christmas village under a massive canopy of lights in Weirsdale, Florida; Patti’s 1880’s settlement, a 19th century Christmas throwback experience complete with a lit-up water wheel, live nativity scene and historical cabins wrapped in lights in Grand Rivers, Kentucky; and Clifton Mill, a landmark mill with a record-breaking 4 millions lights, including over 3,000 antique Santas and a covered bridge with a rocking light show in Clifton, Ohio. Tune in as judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
“604” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – In the second episode of the evening, four festive families showcase their displays, including the Mure family with their massive Christmas block party, raising funds for kids in need in Rockaway Beach, New York; the Baus family with their Disney World Christmas Wonderland, featuring their very own electrical parade and extensive memorabilia collection in Windermere, Florida; the Mack family with their Halloween-haunted labyrinth turned Christmas wonderland filled with over 140 inflatables and a decked-out interior in Fox River Grove, Illinois; and the Taylor-Goldstein family with their display featuring a decorated 60-foot live Douglas Fir and the most massive stockings and gifts yet to be seen on the show in San Francisco, California. Who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Watch as judge Taniya Nayak makes the call on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” comes from Fremantle (“American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent”). Brady Connell and Max Swedlow (both “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) are executive producers for the series. Jennifer Mullin is the executive producer for Fremantle.
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies, and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces more than 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.
Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.
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