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21,000 Lights For a Song and a Dance

"It's something I do to bring smiles to the neighborhood children and adults alike. Every Christmas I decorate my house, now I don’t just do it any ole way."

21,000 Lights, 112 Computer Controlled Channels, seven Light-o-Rama controllers, five songs and about 8,000 watts at full power- now that's how you do christmas!

Here's what Santee resident and member of the U.S. Navy, Michael, says about his amazing display:

"It's something I do to bring smiles to the neighborhood children and adults alike. Every Christmas I decorate my house, now I don’t just do it any ole way. This year I put up 21,000 Christmas Lights and they dance to five songs that people can get out or sit in the car and listen to the light show on the radio.

"I do this light show in memory of my father which passed away from cancer in 2009. Christmas was his favorite time of year and following his death I knew this would make him look down and smile.

"I only started doing this three years ago but I have already grown from 32 Channels to 112 Channels of Christmas Lights. Now, I do this to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society. I have been offered donations for new lights or the electric bill but I refuse to take them and instead ask for them to donate that money to the ACS.

This is my second year in San Diego doing this and would really like to have more families enjoy this and make it a part of their Christmas... The only thing I get from this is purely people saying how much they enjoyed watching the show. And when I walk outside and see little kids in front of the house dancing to the music and lights it makes me smile and I know my father is looking down smiling as well."

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Thanks to all Santee residents that spend all the time and money to light up the city during the holidays! Special thanks to Michael for letting us in on some details about his own holiday decorating.

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