New York Family Holds World Record for Most Christmas Lights [VIDEO]
You think your house had the most Christmas lights this year? There's a New York family that has you beat, so much so, the hold the world record for it.
For the past 20 years, the Gay Family which includes dad Tim, his wife, Grace, and their three children, Emily, Daniel and John have been putting on Christmas light shows at their LaGrangeville, NY home. According to the Guinness World Records book, this isn't any regular neighborhood show, they hold the record for the "Most Lights on a Residential Property."
The family briefly lost the title in 2013, only to earn it back in 2014 and have held the honor ever since. At the time, their display consisted of 601,736 lights and spanned two acres. This year, there's more than 640,000 lights.
It's takes about two months to set everything up to more than 200 songs (with their own radio frequency). They display is open to the public each year and ends with a donation bin for local charities. According to CBSNY, the family has raised over $360,000 for charities.
In case you're curious about their power bill, it's only $350 since they largely use LED lights.
Their display is so widely known they were featured on an episode of TLC's My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection.