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Deck the halls with dazzling displays as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" seeks Latino cheer!

Calling all festive families to light up their holidays and the community with ABC's hit show "The Great Christmas Light Fight"

Christmas cheer knows no bounds, and ABC's beloved reality show, The Great Christmas Light Fight, is on the hunt for the most extraordinary holiday displays across the nation. This summer, they're extending a special invitation to Latino families with unique and awe-inspiring decorations to showcase their creativity on a national stage!

Shine a light on Latino Christmas traditions

The Great Christmas Light Fight is renowned for its over-the-top displays, but the heart of the show lies in capturing the spirit of the season. This year, producers are eager to highlight the diverse ways Latino communities celebrate Christmas. From vibrant nativity scenes to breathtaking light installations incorporating cultural elements, they're searching for families who can share their unique traditions and infectious holiday spirit with viewers nationwide.

The clock is ticking for families to submit their applications! The summer casting session is underway, and applications close on Friday, July 5th. Don't miss your chance to be part of this festive extravaganza! Head over to to apply and show off your dazzling display.

A festive house adorned with colorful Christmas lights, spreading holiday cheer and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Filming and big $$$ prizes await!

Selected families will film their light displays in November 2024, ensuring ample time to capture the magic of the season. The winning episodes will then air during the 2025 Christmas season on ABC, bringing their festive spirit to millions of homes across the country.

Each episode features four families competing for the ultimate Christmas lighting glory. The winning family in each episode walks away with a life-changing prize: a whopping $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy, a symbol of their lighting mastery.

The Great Christmas Light Fight has become a cherished holiday tradition for many viewers. Originally titled "Lights, Camera, Christmas!" during development, the show premiered on ABC in December 2013. The program typically airs as a seasonal miniseries, with two-hour episodes shown over three consecutive Mondays in the lead-up to Christmas. It's become a staple of ABC's "25 Days of Christmas" programming lineup, a festive block showcasing heartwarming holiday content.

After a successful 11-season run, The Great Christmas Light Fight was renewed for a twelfth season in November 2023, demonstrating its enduring popularity. The show's format is simple yet captivating. Each episode features elaborate light displays created by families and groups. Producers carefully select these contestants beforehand, ensuring a diverse range of lighting styles and themes. The displays are then judged based on three key criteria:

  1. Use of Lights: This category evaluates the creativity, scale, and overall impact of the lighting display.
  2. Overall Design: Judges assess the cohesiveness of the display, including its layout, props, and any unique elements incorporated into the design.
  3. Christmas Spirit: This category goes beyond aesthetics, focusing on the heart and warmth conveyed by the display. Does it capture the magic of the season and evoke a sense of holiday cheer?

Whether you're a maestro of twinkling lights or a sculptor of dazzling figurines, The Great Christmas Light Fight is your chance to showcase your holiday spirit and creative talent on a national stage. This is a unique opportunity to share your family's traditions with the world and potentially win a life-changing prize.

So, don't delay! Head over to today and apply to be part of The Great Christmas Light Fight!

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