For 2021 we added around 1,500 additional RGBs to the display
Much like 2020 I started thinking about my lightshow early due to quarantine restrictions. I added some features I had been thinking about for several years including bucket lights and pixel panels on the upper pillars of the house. In addition I added more of the arches and North Poles I introduced last season. We also got an early start with a Halloween light show.
As in years past several different shows are scheduled throughout the week, the videos below may occur in more than one show, I have placed them in the most relevant group.
Griswold Light up scene
Kicks of the show each night
Hey Come look at my House by Haymaker Comedy
New for ’21 season, this is more about me than the Christmas season, but it’s good laugh
Focused on kid friendly/themed songs and upbeat sing alongs
Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry
God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen by Pentatonix
J5 Medley By Jackson 5
New for Christmas 2021 at the request of the Kids.
I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey
Dominick The Donkey by Lou Monte
I heard this on the radio driving home from work a few years back and had to add it as it made me laugh so hard. It is also dedicated to Sam DiMaio who was a proud Italian and an inspiration for my lighting ambitions, the bucket lights I added last year were based on something he used to do.
Frosty The Snowman by Gene Autry
Another original sequence that could use a little refreshing, this was the first sequence I used pixel images in.
Jingle Bells by Michael Bublé featuring the Puppini Sisters.
My son had surgery before Christmas a few years back and requested this song be added to make him feel better when he got home.
Hot Chocolate by Tom Hanks
Another original song, we usually take the polar express at Aspen Crossing as part of our Christmas activities so this song has special meaning to Mamma Claus and the kids even if I don’t like it very much.
You’re a mean on Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft
Jingle Jingle Jingle by Stan Francis
Rudolph is the first Christmas movie I remember when I was a kid from sometime in the 70’s (The Italian Job was always a Christmas movie to me as a kid as well?) .
Let It Go by Idina Menzel.
Frozen was pretty popular when I started this musical light show and was also one of my kid favorite movies, their tastes have moved on but this has stuck around. I still really enjoy it because of Idina Menzel’s amazing voice.
Snoopy’s Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen.
Not one of my favorite songs but one of my favorite sequences, this is the first sequence I tried to tell the story with the lights vs. responding to the music.
Trans Siberian Orchestra
Now The Christmas Album
The Christmas soundtrack of my youth, this songs played in non stop rotation at my parents house over Christmas from when we first got this Album in 1985 until the present day. It’s just not Christmas without hearing these songs so I had to have the full collection sequenced to play in order. I usually play this set on Sat Evenings at 8pm, on Christmas eve and throughout the day beginning at 8am on Christmas day.
Do They Know it’s Christmas by Band Aid
Another significant song from my youth, I still vividly remember the coverage of this being recorded on BBC news.
I wish it could be Christmas Everyday by Roy Wood & Wizzard
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Dean Martin
Ones that don’t fit in any of the other play lists
We all Need Christmas by Def Leppard
My neighbors favorite band so I added this since I take over a bit of their yard each December
Mary Did You Know by Pentatonix
Christmas Vacation by Katie Campbell & Dominik Hauser
The best Christmas movie of all time, I saw this one in the theatre (at Village Tree Mall in St. Albert) when it was released and have loved it ever since.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
I had this single in ’84 or ’85 during my Born in the USA obsession and its alway held a place in my heart, another original non RGB sqquence but has had a lot more updates than some of the other oldies
Christmas Wrapping by Waitresses
New this year at the request of the kids after hearing it repeatedly on Sirius Holly.
Let’s Not Go Shopping by Robbie Williams
The Christmas Present has become my favorite Christmas albums, it really is genius, mixing Christmas classics with a cheeky take on the modern Christmas.
Hard rock or heavy metal songs and bands, Saturdays 9:30pm
Oh Come all Ye Faithful by Twisted Sister