Have You Seen This? 1 billion Christmas lights set to ‘The Greatest Showman’ music

(xLights YouTube, YouTube)

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THE CHRISTMAS CIRCUS TENT — "The Greatest Showman" was one of the most popular films of 2018, so the year wouldn't really be complete without a Christmas light extravaganza inspired by the movie.

Fortunately, we have this video, which is just that: a Christmas light showdown on a scale P.T. Barnum himself would have been proud of.

The video was put together by a group called xLights Around the World and it features more than 350 houses decorated with flashing, dancing and blinking light displays all coordinated to the song "The Greatest Show."

xLights is a group of Christmas light enthusiasts who have been working together since 2016 to create coordinated Christmas light shows, according to a press release. And though they started with just 24 submissions back in 2016, this year's project involved 361 houses located in 13 different countries.

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While I imagine a project of this scale is difficult to carry out, the people involved had the help of some talented individuals. Professional lighting designer Ryan Kasper-Cook created the sequence that participants were able to adapt as needed. And if that type of thing sounds like your cup of tea, the good news is you can participate.

In the video's YouTube description, xLights explained that this is a yearly project and anyone can join in.

"Each year, a song is announced and anyone in the world is encouraged to sequence, film and submit their display," the description says.

So if you like Christmas lights or "The Greatest Showman," or you just want to see something pretty spectacular, watch the video and enjoy. And if you love the video so much you just can't get enough, watch last year's video here.




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