Friday, December 16, 2011

Lights, Camera, Music!

Our light show has been up and running flawlessly for about a week. It's been so much fun to see the cars lined up and down our street, little kids dancing on the sidewalk, and various iPhones stuck up in the air recording the spectacle.


Our neighbors all gave us their permission to inflict all of this holiday cheer on everyone - every night - until New Year's, but we've tried to accommodate them too. Our music is played only via an FM frequency, so viewers have to tune their car radios to our signal to hear the music. We have a taped announcement running between songs to ask viewers to keep their stereos down to a comfortable setting, and to enlist their help in not blocking our neighbor's driveways, etc.

But everyone seems to take it all in excellent spirits. Sometimes, as we go about our evening inside the house, I forget briefly that the show is even running, until I hear little kids squealing with laughter as they dance or moms and dads singing along.

Sigh. THAT's what the holidays are all about, people.

Here's a few of my favorite songs this year, but you can click through to Vimeo to see them all.

Curse of the Ice Queen from John Oleinik on Vimeo.

Holly Jolly Christmas from John Oleinik on Vimeo.

Carol of the Bells from John Oleinik on Vimeo.


Amy Junod said...

oooo! I love it! My fav is the Carol of the Bells show. Awesome!
(I've used 3 droppers of Refresh...blinking madly so my eyes can focus to find Pinky?)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic ! I can't even imagine how it all gets put together so flawlessly. Merry Christmas to all.

stephanie said...

I love the way the Christmas tree dances on Holly Jolly!

annie said...

Julia, amazing light show with great music. Your guys really did a fantastic job, and I can't even fathom how it all gets done!. I bet I know which music the little kids were dancing to.....

ShEiLa said...

Wow! What a production!! I love it!!!