Waterford Township Family Competes in ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

In the seventh season of ABC’s show “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” the Nagy family from Waterford Township will compete against three other families to win $50,000 and a Light Fight trophy. The two one-hour episodes will air from 8-10 p.m. Dec. 9.
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“The Great Christmas Light Fight” on ABC will feature the Nagy family, the show’s first Michigan contestants. // Photo courtesy of the Nagy family

In the seventh season of ABC’s show “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” the Nagy family from Waterford Township will compete against three other families to win $50,000 and a Light Fight trophy. The two one-hour episodes will air from 8-10 p.m. Dec. 9.

Traverse City native Carter Oosterhouse, a lifestyle expert, and Taniya Nayak, an interior designer, will return as celebrity judges. Nayak and Oosterhouse will introduce “heavyweights,” which are homes with light shows that extend farther than typical household frames. In addition, the episodes will include peeks inside the featured homes’ Christmas interior designs.

The Nagy family, the show’s first Michigan contestants, appears in the second episode and will display their high-energy and high-tech light show, which is dedicated to their dog, Prince. Their show features a towering “Joy” sign bedazzled with color changing pixel lights, a ballet of snowflakes on the roof, and Mr. Frost, a 6-foot interactive talking snowman made from a beach ball.

The second episode also features three other families. The Nirschl family from Daytona Beach, Fla. will introduce a design dedicated to family with more than 500,000 lights; the Maywald family from Austin, Texas will present a vintage Christmas display with more than 300 blow molds; and the Banda family in Weslaco, Texas will show a bigger-than-life Santa, reindeer, and wise men display made of PVC pipe and cloth.

The first episode also highlights four families. In Duluth, Minn., the Bentley family will display a 22-acre city park with 5 million lights and a 128-foot-tall wireframed tree; in Cambria, Calif. the Winter family will present a Germany and California inspired 25-acre enchanted forest; in Houston, Texas the An family will combine delicate, intricately designed Chinese lanterns with traditional American Christmas designs; and in Palm Springs, Calif., Kenny Irwin will introduce an industrial Christmas land made out of recycled material with a 10,000-watt robot sculpture.

Nayak will decide the winners of the first show, and Oosterhouse will decide the winners of the second show.

Britain-based production company, Fremantle, will produce the series along with Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, and Felicia Aaron White, the executive producers. Fremantle is responsible for producing shows like “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent,” and Connell and Shedlew were producers for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

A sneak peek of the show is available here.

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