Decorated house lights up to 'Gangnam Style'
UNDATED (WHDH) -- A Texas family's Christmas light show is flipping the switch on "Gangnam Style."
John Storms spends a long time designing the perfect light display each year, synchronizing the whole thing to music.
Last year, his display to the Angry Birds theme song went viral. And this year, he's mixing the popular Korean song, right in, with the holiday tunes!
Just two months after moving into their new home, the first order of business was Christmas decorations.
“The first weekend we bring out a crew to help us with the really high stuff. My wife won't let me climb a ladder,” said Storms.
Nothing says "hello neighbors," like putting up 25,000 plus lights, but John's neighbors didn't mind. In fact, they loved the idea that they have their own Clark Griswold.
“He's barely unpacked, and the first thing he did was start with lights,” said a neighbor. “How do you compete with something like that?”
Years ago, the electric bill could run into the hundreds, even thousands of dollars, for a show like this. But not anymore.
“All the lights that we have in our display are LED lights, so they just sip on the power,” said Storms.
It costs John only $15 for the entire month of December and only a few hundred dollars in other gadgets, including a program that allows him to design the light show on his computer.
“We have the Netbook computer. We have a little dongle here that connects us to the lights. And then we have a little hobbyist FM transmitter which has just enough power to get a signal out to the street,” said Storms.
And let the Christmas magic begin.
It takes Storms about two weeks to put up all the lights.
To hear the music that goes with the display, people must tune in through FM radio.
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