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[11/25/13 - 11:23 AM]
20 Families Announced for "The Great Christmas Light Fight," Which Premieres December 9 on ABC
In the first Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, 4 families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays.

[via press release from ABC]

20 FAMILIES ANNOUNCED FOR "THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT," WHICH PREMIERES DECEMBER 9 ON ABC

First Reality-Competition Program of its Kind is Produced by FremantleMedia North America

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's" Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto to Judge

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" is a new competition series in which 20 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas - in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious - with a total of $250,000 in prizing ($50,000 won each week). "The Great Christmas Light Fight" will air on MONDAYS, DECEMBER 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT), DECEMBER 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) and DECEMBER 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes on those two nights. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto (both from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") will serve as judges for the series.

In the first Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, 4 families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays. These 20 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs.

Here are the families competing:

12/9: 12/16: 12/23:

Blount/Laguna Hills, CA Simmons/Cathedral City, CA Hyatt/Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Holt/Chesapeake, VA Rhodes/Cedar Park, TX Downs/Norman, OK

Goff/Canon, GA Small/Orange, CT Satterwhite/Mechanicsville, VA

Lynch/Whitestone, NY Tittiger/Stockbridge, GA Paradowski/Decatur, GA

Baughman/Prosper, TX Gay/Lagrangeville, NY

Plauche/Pass Christian, MS Macrina/West Reading, PA

Larsen/Elburn, IL Kowalczyk/Tinley Park, IL

Yangello/Pennsville, NJ Mize/San Rafael, CA

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" comes from FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent"). Executive Producers for the series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.

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 the world's largest independent studio, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 25 countries, creating over 9100 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. FMNA and its portfolio of companies produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "The Tomorrow People" (The CW), "Deadliest Catch" (Discovery), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "Ice Road Truckers" (HISTORY), "Storage Wars" (A&E) and "The Pet Collective" (blip.tv), among others.

For more information on "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and these families, visit ABC.com





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