This house could be on any sleepy suburban street in the country and is probably downright boring for the rest of the year, but I like to imagine that the day after Thanksgiving, this single-family abode becomes the Death Star, Ewok Village and the bar on Tatooine, all in this five-minute holiday homage to everyone's favorite space epic.
Synchronized to a medley of the greatest Star Wars hits, this light display doesn't miss a beat. Light sabers? Check. X-wing fighter sound effects? Please. This house has it all and more.
The house and its ingenious owner have been featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight twice. The mastermind behind the Star Wars Christmas lights is a music teacher, and the instruments in the video are actually playing real notes.
"I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic," Tom BetGeorge writes in his description of the video. "I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes! The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths. The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church."
If you live in Newark, California, you can swing by to see the Star Wars Christmas light display in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Merry Christmas, and may the Force be with you this holiday season.
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