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POSTED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 11:20am

UPDATED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 2:39pm

Decking the house with rows of lighting is nothing unusual at this time of year, but a Virginia man is putting on an entire light show.

Rush hour in suburban Washington? Not quite! They stop, tune in, and enjoy the show.

A spectacular musical choreography with 350,000 lights.

"Oh my God, this is so beautiful!"

Meet Bill Vaughan, a Kenny Roger's-Santa look-a-like. He's the man behind this Christmas magic.

"I started out with a few lights 22 years ago. I just add a little every year and this is what you end up with," said Vaughan.

Every year, this owner of a construction company takes the whole month of November off to install the lights.

Jumping reindeers above fish heads popping up the stream.

A true artist at heart.

"You can see something in your mind and you're able to do it in lights and it's very gratifying," said Vaughan.

Here is one of his five command centers: breakers, relay panels, and optic fibers.

"People don't realize how tedious it is, putting lights on is the easy part," said Vaughan.

More than 12 kilometers of extension cords, that takes 350 hours to connect all together. One minute of this show takes 15 hours to create.

The show is a 20 minute loop.

"Do you think it's an addiction?"

"Oh, I know it is. Absolutely," said Vaughan.

"There he is."

"I see the smiles on the people's faces, kids squealing stuff like that, it's well worth it," said Vaughan.

Now how much does it cost?

"I don't have a clue, if I kept track of it, it would probably ruin my Christmas," said Vaughan.

Don't tell anybody but a red=-nosed reindeer whispered that Bill Vaughan had spent around $60,000 on this over the past 22 years.

But, as they say, Christmas magic is priceless.

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Yeh, great for this guy to out-do everyone with a gargantuan display...now let's think about those kids who may drive by his light show who won't find anything under the Christmas tree, who may have to go to the Salvation Army for a wonderful Christmas dinner, all the parents who are out of work and trying to find employment, etc. Hate to be a "downer," but I find the light display excessive...I wonder how many people the $ it costs to pay the electric bill could help...just a thought.

THAT IS WONDERFUL, GOD BLESS THAT MAN FOR ALL THE KIDS THAT GET TO SEE THAT AND THE ADULTS TOO. PLUS HE ENJOYS IT ALSO, HE IS A GENIUS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT... MERRY,MERRY CHRISTMAS SIR, FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS....... LADY FROM TEXAS.........ITS BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL.....................

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