A Minnetrista family’s Christmas light show will be on display on the ABC holiday-decorating competition series “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which premieres its fourth season at 7 p.m. tonight on KSTP-TV, Ch. 5.
Ryan and Trent Kasper-Cook have been decorating their hearts out for a chance to win bragging rights and $50,000.
"I definitely think we are on the extreme side," Ryan Kasper-Cook said of his computerized 17,000-plus light display, complete with dancing Minions.
In a teaser clip for tonight's episode, a crowd of 200 of the couple's neighbors hoots and hollers as lights dance across the house to a techno remix of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Taniya Naya, one of the show's judges, said, "This is like Christmas light night club."
Even though the couple is only in its second year of "Trista Lights," the show is a jaw-dropping display of visual effects, music and just plain fun.
"When we saw the video for the Kasper-Cook display, we couldn’t believe they had only been doing their lights for one year," said Brady Connell, executive producer for "The Great Christmas Light Fight." "So we had a lot of faith that in their second year, they would bring something special to the show… and they did!"
The couple hopes their use of light nets on the windows and garage helps set their show apart from others. This approach allows the couple to project images across the house as if it were a giant movie screen.
"There's something magical about it. It's mesmerizing," Kasper-Cook said. "It's almost like going to a concert."
If the couple wins, how will they spend their $50,000?
"We want to start a family of our own to pass this tradition down to," Kasper-Cook said. "Winning $50,000 would allow us to start the surrogacy process."
Here's a sneak-peek of tonight's episode and a video of Kasper-Cook's 2015 holiday light show.