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Happy holidays everyone, bask in some spectacular light shows!

Happy holidays to everyone, I will see you all early next year! In the meantime, here are some incredible holiday light shows that have been making the rounds. I’m saving what is clearly the best for last.

The first one which has everyone going crazy is the Star Wars-themed light show a music teacher in Newark, California set up on his house. Using 100,000 Christmas lights and some cool siren-looking things on his roof, he synced the whole thing to various tunes from Star Wars. If you’re interested, this is usually done using specialized hardware known as a controller that your lights plug in to, then you plug the controller into your PC and run specialized software that tells the controller what to do with the lights. That’s a lot of control! Some companies like Light-O-Rama sell the whole thing as a kit.

Anyway, back to the Star Wars thing. It’s good, but there’s a guitar and a keyboard, and a bunch of identical small light-tree-things in the yard, I don’t know…it seems to me that there should have been some Star Wars content in the light show itself. The music and the visuals just don’t come together for me, but everyone else seems to love it, so if you haven’t seen it, here you go: