christmas light showI don't know where people find the time, but I'm sure glad they do. A man with superior exterior illumination skills in Reno, Nevada has lit up his house like a gosh darn Christmas tree, and so much more. There's a singing elf, dancing piano keys, and a flying Santa. Oh, and it's all coordinated to the Trans Siberian Orchestra's song "Queen of the Winter Night." This house holiday light show is just as good, if not better than the Halloween one back in October. Trust.

Carlo Schmitt, the mad genius behind the extremely over-the-top decorations, says he's been obsessed with Christmas lights since he was a kid. So kids, if you're reading this and like playing with lights on a string, you too can one day have the most kick-ass house in the neighborhood, if not the nation.

Visitors are encouraged to pull up to the house in their cars, tune their radio to 97.7, and listen and watch as the house comes to life with music, lights, and movement. It's truly incredible. It makes those blanket lights you throw over your front bushes seem super lame, not to mention that half-lit wreath you've got hanging on the front door. Loser.

I have no idea how the neighbors feel about the Schmitt residence (are they all seizing constantly?), but I'm hoping they're supportive and enthusiastic. I feel like you can't be mad at someone who's made something so gosh darn awesome. Then again, you never know.

To top it all off, it seems that the Schmitts are raising money for charity by asking onlookers for a simple and small donation to Multiple Sclerosis research. What a great cause, great house, and great family.

Watch the video -- and keep an eye out for the dancing candy cane part -- it's my favorite.

 

What do you think of the house? Do your neighbors do anything like this?

 

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