Valley family's holiday display airs on 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

GILBERT, AZ - A Gilbert family's Christmas display was seen across America Monday night on ABC's seasonal show, The Great Christmas Light Fight.

Chad Richins is the creative genius behind his family's 100,000 bulb display, which lights up five homes in the neighborhood. 

"Christmas lights are my hobby and music is my hobby too," said Richins.

The display includes 13 festive holiday songs, and every second is programmed differently.

Richins uses computer software to design it. Each song takes him about 100 hours. 

"I think my favorite song is 'Toy Sack,'" said Richins. "When it's saying "Toy Sack" I can put the words up and make animations that fit the song and the lyrics."

Though the Richins family didn't win the $50,000 prize on 'The Great Christmas Light Fight', their display is constantly attracting the attention of adults, kids, and even dogs!

The Richins family said that is more than enough. 

"I love going out there and seeing the kids dancing in the driveway and on the sidewalk," said Richins.

The lights kick on at 6 p.m, and will be up until Christmas. 

The family also collects non-perishable food items and cash for the United Food Bank.

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