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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE
Air Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#501/506) "Episode 501/506"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

AS PART OF '25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS,' THE FINAL TWO EPISODES OF 'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' AIR MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, ON ABC

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" will air its final two episodes as part of "25 Days of Christmas" on MONDAY, DEC. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the immensely popular series is in its fifth season on Monday nights in December with returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" features families from all around America who have decorated their homes to the extreme for Christmas in the hopes that they will win the ultimate prize - $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy.

"Episode 501" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) - Four festive families from across the country showcase their spectacular displays, including the Birkett family, whose home includes a self-built mine shaft filled with holiday spectacles and surprises, along with a colossal 3-story castle in Scottsdale, Arizona; the Gress family, whose display features a blow mold overload in Union Beach, New Jersey; the Latchford family, whose 5-acre farm holds restored mechanical figures, repainted cut-outs, a tunnel of ornaments and more in Callao, Missouri; and the Shoaf family, whose display uses binder clips to keep their mix of 115,000 incandescent and LED lights in perfect position in Durham, North Carolina. Find out which family judge Carter Oosterhouse awards $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"Episode 506" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) - The festivities conclude in the final episode of the season, with the Tristan family and their winter wonderland full of nostalgic and whimsical characters for kids of all ages in Waco, Texas; the Cheslin-Laneaux family and their display inspired by The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Walt Disney World, complete with their own dancing light show in Longwood, Florida; the Smaragdis family and their house covered in over 200,000 lights and 13 large dollhouse-style buildings in Indian Trail, North Carolina; and the Athens family with their Christmas display including a mistletoe arbor, Santa's cottage and old-fashioned cutouts in Mt. Shasta, California. Judge Taniya Nayak decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy on the season finale of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.

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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2017) The holidays are about to get a whole lot brighter with ABC's immensely popular decorating competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight," premiering MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the hit holiday series is back for a fifth season with returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak. Season Five of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" showcases the wildest and most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In each episode, four families from all around the country with over-the-top displays compete to win the coveted Light Fight trophy and a $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season. Along with the incredible displays, this season also features the first-ever neighbors vs. neighbors episode, where side-by-side neighbors team up to compete against other side-by-side neighbors in a doubly epic battle of the bulbs! The series will air back-to-back episodes for three consecutive weeks: MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST); MONDAY, DEC. 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST); and MONDAY, DEC. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Leading the fiercely festive competition are judges Carter Oosterhouse, one of America's most recognized lifestyle experts, and interior designer Taniya Nayak.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carter Oosterhouse as Judge (Season 3- )
· Taniya Nayak as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Michael Moloney as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Sabrina Soto as Judge (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brady Connell as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Max Swedlow as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America