The 2011 Christmas Show Is Finally Running! (Updated)

Dec 07, 2011

Everyone who knows me knows that my concept of creativity always involves technology - knobs, bells, miles of wires, computers, circuit boards and lights - lots of lights. They also know that each year I put on a Christmas music to lights show with each year having a different theme. This year's theme is "Dancing Christmas Trees."

I've been asked by neighbors and friends to place videos of this year's Christmas light show up on the Internet, something I haven't done in the past. For more information on what props are used and what electroncis runs the show, you can read my previous blog here.

One of the concerns I have with extravagant Christmas decorations is they often look like the light and inflatables fairy threw up on the front lawn. I'm not saying all do, just some. My goal is to keep the presentation clean and stick to one theme. This year, I made the decision to use lights only.

One example of a very well done Christmas light show on a much larger scale than mine is Holdman Christmas up in Utah. I have no plans to go to that scale but I do admit to borrowing a few ideas from Holdman's presentation.

This year's videos were shot with a fairly low end camera that doesn't really give the colors justice. Here for your viewing pleasure are four of the ten songs I choreographed to music this year. I'll try to post the other six soon. Enjoy.

[Edit 1: Dec. 17, 2011] I finally got around to editing the six remaining songs. You'll find them below the first four (after "Welcome Christmas").

[Edit 2: Dec. 17, 2011] Tonight was the judging of Christmas decorations for the community. I just received notiice that I won first place. Yay! While I'm very pleased, I wouldn't care if I didn't win - that's not why I do it. I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday of the year just because of what it represents. The birth of our Lord.

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Sequenced to an up-tempo orchestra rendition by The Denver Mile High Orchestra

"Amazing Grace"

Sequenced to a very up-tempo techno beat by Yule.

"Linus And Lucy"

The Classic Version

"Welcome Christmas"

A playful interpretation of the original soundtrack from The Grinch Stole Christmas

"Sleigh Ride"

A fun and fast paced version by the Denver Mile High Orchestra


A driving Christmas rock classic by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

"Carol Of The Bells"

A dynamic version by Monique Danielle

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies"

The Classic Version

"Miracle On 34th Street"

Performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Band (my favorite version)

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

What has become a classic rock opera version by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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