‘Tis the season to be jolly! Yes it’s just less than two weeks until Christmas and despite the biting chill in the air, everything is looking rather festive. The tree is up, tinsel dangles from every light fitting and, if you’re like the countless others across the world, your house has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Everyone is in good spirits and some may have already even hit the spirits!

But for some of you Christmas isn’t about the presents, it’s not about the turkey, and it’s certainly not about family! It’s about neighbours. Specifically, making sure that your Christmas lights are brighter, more colourful, and far more tasteful/tacky. Yes this time of year it’s all out, flashing, blinding, LED-illuminated WAR!

Every year the technology behind outdoor lights gets more and more impressive and at Lucidica this year we want to highlight some of the stars (no pun intended) of the Christmas-light show world. The people who go further than just a few blue icicles dangling over the garage; the people that year after year remain more daring than placing a gaudy yellow Rudolph in the middle of the lawn. The people for whom ‘sky high’ refers to their imaginations, not just their December electricity bill and domestic fire hazard risk.

So here’s out top 3 favourite Christmas light shows to get you in the festive spirit. Just imagine living next to this lot:

At number 3 we have this excellent dubstep-infused spectacle from Idaho:

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWdOjXJzmZU[/youtube]

At number 2 we have some creepy Christmas faces singing LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’:

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zjXr6Qnpcw[/youtube]

And finally, the grand prize goes to this stunning display, choreographed to YouTube’s new golden boy, Psy:

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWN5Myxtwg[/youtube]

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to buy some extension leads.