Give the video time to load as it might be pulling from a mirrored copy.
Thanks Greg for the video (which you can download here as the original link he sent me is down).
Update on 12/1: Welcome Spiegel Online Readers (along with all the other folks linking here)! My German is very rusty (my one day of class in high school didn't really teach me much), but welcome just the same! You've totally shot my bandwidth through the roof here, hitting 500 connections per second, so I've had to move the video to another server.
Update on 12/14: Looks like this thing's getting passed around. Welcome to all my new readers! Feel free to subscribe to my mailing list while you're here. And also, be sure to check out this guy's other X-mas light display (which I'm linking to a remote site for, but if it goes down, let me know and I'll post it here).
Another update on 12/14: Ok, apparently the server that's hosting this video (my old Web server) is getting shut down on 12/22. So I will need mirrors for this video file within the next few days. If you download that video and host it on your server, you will get credit here, and I'll program the above video display to randomly choose a mirror so it will spread the load a bit (the video's gotten 17,000 hits today -- at 6 megs per hit, that adds up really quick).
Update on 12/15: I have some mirrors setup around the globe that should help out all you German visitors (still will take more), and the above video is pulling from random sources (including this server, which will still be taking the brunt of the requests). So if the video doesn't load, just refresh the page. Thanks to Henning, Chris, and Andreas for helping share the load a bit.
Update on 12/19: The old server is now gone (a few days ahead of schedule) so I'm back to hosting it here with the mirrors mentioned above. I'm still looking for other mirrors to spread the load a bit.
Update on 10/22/06: A couple of the above mirrors have gone down, so I'm primarily hosting this (still sharing the load with one other mirror). Reload the page, and it should load the video, as I've removed those mirrors from my list (if you have solid web space that you'd like to host this video on, download it above and let me know).
Upated on 11/29/06: I've just used a YouTube version above as the holidays approach as I don't want to blow up my server again. If somebody can provide reliable hosting for this video (or a bunch of mirrors to spread the load) in return for link credit, I'll happily include the better quality one above instead (as the YouTube version isn't that great).
Update on 12/3/06: Thanks to some generous folks, I'm not spreading the load of this video over a few different servers. I'm taking more than most on this server, but thanks to Dan, Henning and Peter for sharing the load with me. If anybody else can mirror, please comment here.
Welcome Spiegel.de Readers from UtterlyBoring.com on 12/01/05 @ 09:35 AM: This site was inaccessible this morning for a bit. Why? Because it was getting killed by traffic from this link. I don't speak German, so I have no idea what... (Read More)
Die totale Weihnachtsdröhnung from klemmbrett.net on 12/01/05 @ 01:14 PM: Das ist momentan der Renner unter den Fun-Videos! Ich habe es aus unterschiedlichen Quellen bekommen. Vielleicht kennt es ja doch noch nicht jeder.
That's One Killer Christmas Light Display
Pimp my X-Mas. from blog.m00re.de on 12/14/05 @ 01:35 AM: I guess you all know the show by MTV 'Pimp my ride' - but I'm pretty sure you don't know this one: Pimp my X-Mas. Let a video talk... (Read More)
Pimp my X-Mas. from blog.m00re.de on 08/05/06 @ 06:05 AM: I guess you all know the show by MTV 'Pimp my ride' - but I'm pretty sure you don't know this one: Pimp my X-Mas. Let a video talk: www.m00re.de/lights.wmv (The Original Website is utterlyboring.com/archives/2005/11/22/thats_one_kille.php, but since th... (Read More)
The Killer Christmas Light Guys Are Back from UtterlyBoring.com on 11/29/06 @ 05:09 PM: Remember that Christmas light display video I served last year that nearly blew up my server? The guys that created it are now available for hire to do custom light... (Read More)
greg said on 11/22/05 @ 02:36 PM: Jake, the original link is back up. Sort of...
Josh Ausborne said on 11/22/05 @ 06:47 PM: Very cool.
Cheryl Howard said on 11/23/05 @ 08:42 AM: Oh thats very cool!
Greg said on 11/23/05 @ 09:47 AM: The song is "Wizards in Winter" from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, just incase anyone didn't know.
Mark Turner said on 11/23/05 @ 11:31 AM: That is very very cool *gets ideas* *grin*
klaus said on 11/24/05 @ 03:13 PM: of course, it is the trans-sibirian orchestra - sounds like that ;-)) very cool stuff. greetings from germany, klaus
mark said on 11/26/05 @ 04:52 AM: cool!!! i wish i had this, my neighbours would 'love' it ;))
Katie said on 11/28/05 @ 08:38 AM: HAHA I love this thing! The music is awesome..though the scary house eyes and music sound more like a horror movie!! LOVE IT!
Squirly said on 11/28/05 @ 08:52 AM: Friggin Awesome! Wish I could do that on my house! You're really talanted! Happy Holidays from squirrel country!
Squirly said on 11/28/05 @ 08:54 AM: Talented... not talanted! Duhhhh!
Linuex said on 11/29/05 @ 06:44 AM: Can view it, what about mpg1,2 or 4 video?
Tracie said on 11/29/05 @ 07:54 AM: I found out this is a house in Marshfield, Wisconsin. I have attached the link to the article about it. It's from Christmas 2004.
GT said on 11/29/05 @ 08:46 AM: Que lo pario!!!!
Pat said on 11/29/05 @ 04:59 PM: Actually the house is in Mason, Ohio (near Cincinnati). You can read about it on Snopes.com - they have an audio link for a radio interview the owner did for a station in Delaware. I actually checked out the display for myself last Sunday - very nicely done. The music is broadcast over FM radio so at least the neighbors don't have to hear the music constantly.
Snoe said on 11/30/05 @ 01:29 AM: What a great use of electricity and money.
Adenike (from Bermuda) said on 11/30/05 @ 08:13 AM: this is awesome
Kato said on 11/30/05 @ 10:14 AM: Its Katie back again- I CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS lol.
Jackie said on 12/01/05 @ 04:47 AM: I wouldn't want to live across the street. but the work is fantastic..........
Dawn said on 12/01/05 @ 06:21 AM: Anyone who thinks this is scary, doesn't know TSO. THIS guy KNOWS TSO!! YOU ROCK!!!
Rube said on 12/01/05 @ 06:42 AM: doesn't work on mac either :-(
Susanna said on 12/01/05 @ 07:36 AM: This is truly original ; great choice of music!
What does the owner do for a living??
Peter S. said on 12/01/05 @ 07:43 AM: Thank you for polluting the environment by extensive use of electricity.
jessica said on 12/01/05 @ 08:12 AM: That is just too much.. ok I'm impressed.
subotnik said on 12/01/05 @ 10:35 AM: uuhhhh !!!
Vader[me] said on 12/01/05 @ 01:59 PM: Hi Jake,
maybe you should write to patalong )at( spiegel )dot( de .
He is the author of the article that brought down your server and I'm sure his English is better than your German ;-) so just tell him what he did.
greetings from Germany
Jake said on 12/01/05 @ 02:21 PM: THanks, Vader, I e-mailed him.
tanus said on 12/01/05 @ 05:29 PM: Great site!
Wish you a merry christmas ;- )
Rex Imperator said on 12/01/05 @ 07:50 PM: Brillant, i will have it or my party
Steven Vincent Meeker said on 12/02/05 @ 12:29 AM: WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! that's really off the good ol' earthquake scale...
Hi - I am an American from Michigan living in Nidderau Eichen Germany - the Germans think I'm off my rocker with my crazy lights - thank you so much for proving anything that I attempt to do with my lights is definetly an understatement here ! :-)
Greetings to all fellow crazy christmas nuts ! ! !
J. Brandt said on 12/02/05 @ 07:45 AM: THIS IS MY HOUSE ! How dare you use it without my permission.
John from Da Bronx said on 12/03/05 @ 07:17 AM: This is So Kool! I can't stop watchin' it! My kids say "Knock it off, Dad!!!" I'll never look a house with a nice lite display without thinkin' Get dem lites Dancin'! 3 Hips an'a Hooray for the house owner!
MicroGlobe said on 12/03/05 @ 12:54 PM: Wonderful! Made my day. I keep playing it all afternoon. I'm thinking of joining forces with a neighbour and starting one of those myself. "Bohemian Rhapsody" might come in handy.
Henrik said on 12/04/05 @ 08:51 AM: WHOA!
I'd rather call this "That's One To Be Killed Christmas Light Display".
I'm truly sorry for their neighbors.
Bjoern Kubach said on 12/04/05 @ 11:17 AM: Hey Guy,
great show! It's amazing. Wish someone could do this in my garden.
Greetings from Germany
dot said on 12/04/05 @ 03:44 PM: I LOVE IT.. I LOVE IT.. I LOVE IT.. X-MAS IS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF MERRIEMENT AND REJOICING.. I CANT THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO SHOW HAPPINESS FROM WITHIN . I NOT ONLY WISH I WAS THEIR NEIGHBOUR.. I WISH I COULD BORROW HIM TO DO IT TO MY HOUSE... AWESOME JOB. THANK YOU FOR LIGHTING UP MY NIGHT...
AND FOR SHARING WITH OTHERS...
GB YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..
Napsty said on 12/05/05 @ 07:21 AM: AWESOME!
i wouldnt spend christmas time in front of my christmas tree anymore, i'd sit down in front of this house! lol
Maggie said on 12/05/05 @ 10:13 AM: oh, I'm very impressed. It should be more houses like that. It sounds great:D
denise n said on 12/05/05 @ 12:30 PM: who finds the time to do this?!?!?!?!
nick said on 12/05/05 @ 06:21 PM: thats just to cool my uncle and i love them
Sabrina said on 12/06/05 @ 12:41 PM: Hi everyone!
I saw the video an I canï¿½t stop laughing!
Fucking shit itï¿½s very hot!!:-)
Greetings to everyone from Germany
Wish you a merry christmas!
raewyn & Gary said on 12/06/05 @ 02:01 PM: From Australia - where our Xmases are hot, hot, hot. What a great display. We all do our houses over here with Xmas lights - BUT NOTHING LIKE THAT!!! cHEERS
Grandma C. said on 12/06/05 @ 04:22 PM: Interesting. Pat passed it on to me. Beats Shilo Inn!
oulala said on 12/07/05 @ 05:30 AM: la vache! purée ça déchire!!!
c trop fort!!!
Danno said on 12/08/05 @ 03:13 AM: Well done, it;s nice to see people get into the Christmas spirit. Peter S., don't be such a scrooge, take a pill.
steffiz said on 12/09/05 @ 06:05 AM: This house is so coool, I wish I could have the same lights and the music - wonderful... I showed this page all my people around me (that are a lot)... Even next year you could do this again, maybe you will find a house like that again...
I also want to say "Hello" to my English-teacher Mr. B.K.: Hello! I have send this page to him ... he just laughed...
rachel said on 12/09/05 @ 06:59 AM: that is awsome :]
Susanne said on 12/09/05 @ 10:39 AM: When I see this crazy house, I hope Santa has got good sunglasses.
Many thanks and a little bit darker X-mas
with greetings from Germany
Tara said on 12/09/05 @ 10:44 AM: I really like it is really awsome
priscilla said on 12/09/05 @ 11:05 AM: this is fantastic. i wish we could see it in person. good job
jerry said on 12/09/05 @ 01:24 PM: you copied me with that you jerk, to bad mine is better
greg said on 12/09/05 @ 06:33 PM: FYI, the guy had to shut it down due to traffic on his street.
Robert said on 12/10/05 @ 08:48 AM: inspiring implementation of music & technic
Jamie said on 12/10/05 @ 08:19 PM: WOW,
I was told that this was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. is that true and I was also told that this was shut down and could no longer be veiwed in person. me and my co-workers really want to come and see this in person could youtell us where and when and all I have to say is MERRY CHRISTMAS i can't wait till next yr!!!!!
melanie said on 12/11/05 @ 12:54 AM: wow. xmas lights, fun humor, n music. u should turn this into a business u know:P
gene said on 12/11/05 @ 07:14 AM: fantastic job
Michael said on 12/12/05 @ 08:14 AM: Nothing like this in Florida...Awesome
ELM said on 12/12/05 @ 09:40 AM: Absolutly unreal... real or not.... I thoroughly enjoyed the video!
TobyU said on 12/12/05 @ 04:18 PM: I love it!! I laugh at all the negative people that want to piss and moan about it and say "poor neighbors".
Sorry about your luck. Damn it this is America and screw you if you don't like what the man does on his property....YES I SAID HIS PROPERTY.
Sorry but you don't have the right to darkness at night....bill of right says nothing about that!
Mary said on 12/13/05 @ 10:24 AM: This owner needs to be discovered!! This ROCKS!!!
leonie said on 12/14/05 @ 07:09 AM: gosh, poor neighbourhood. but the electric power company will have a very big smile in their face. silent night, holy night. well, rather holy shit....
Le_Urmel said on 12/14/05 @ 07:19 AM: Ich liebe es, aber sind die Amerikaner nicht ein bißchen verrueckt
I love it, but it seems that Americansa little bit crazy, aren´t they ?? ;-)
Andre said on 12/14/05 @ 07:28 AM: Hi, forget your german, man! This thing is so great, you should be a honorary member of the Nürnberger Weihnachtsmarkt! Greatings from Stuttgart! And have a nice X-mas (and a good cup of Glühwein!)
Bloodhound said on 12/14/05 @ 12:11 PM: omg :D
here has somebody too much money :D
steffiz said on 12/14/05 @ 12:19 PM: Bloodhound, you're right, this is unbelievable...you sound like somebody I know...my teacher...am I right?
Tanya said on 12/14/05 @ 03:02 PM: Incredible, I wouldn't mind living across from you. I wish more people put as much into Christmas as you. Thanks for the enjoyment. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Traco said on 12/15/05 @ 11:03 AM: Awesome x5
saw it in the Dayly News "RTL" .
They taled that you hve to pull the Plug??? it was to manny car accidents??
If´ts true :-(
you can pim my house enny time ;-)
Hanno LIndemann said on 12/16/05 @ 12:38 AM: exrem heftig! chevy chase würde neidisch werden!!!!
greez from vollbüttel,niedersachsen germany
letitgrowo2 said on 12/16/05 @ 12:44 AM: this is fan flipping tabulous. i love it! merry holidays all!
Edd said on 12/18/05 @ 03:11 AM: Hi,
is there a higher quality version somewhere of this? Thanks
Melanie said on 12/20/05 @ 10:39 AM: Wowwwww!!! This is breathtaking.. I've seen the Transiberian Orchestra in concert when it came to my city... Very spectacular job!!!!! Merrry Christmas!!! Froliche Wienachten!!!!!!!!!!!
Eric said on 12/22/05 @ 01:06 AM: This is utterly fantastic ...it was reported on the news in Australia. Also reported was the fact that the local powers-that-be (council/gov't/local law) ordered that the sound show be discontinued due to "disturbing the peace". Talk about the 'Grinches who stole Christmas' ...sheesh. The person who put this show together ought get an award, not bureaucratical b-s ....
Keep the show alive ..f*ck the authorities! :)
christie said on 12/22/05 @ 09:26 AM: ABSOLUTELY FABALUS.......
Dennis said on 12/23/05 @ 07:08 AM: "Merry Christmas" in German must be written
as "Fröhliche Weihnachten"... :)
(I know that,
because I'm a german pupil... ;-) )
harry said on 12/23/05 @ 08:33 PM: It`s great idea to describe Xmas .
I`ve felt you something difference from
others since Echuca.You`ll make effort
to build it up. Thank you mate.
Munahhh ^^ said on 12/24/05 @ 04:16 AM: Bohaaaaaaa >_
cheryl in missouri said on 12/31/05 @ 08:45 AM: Oh my holy bright light, this light show was simply awesome, to say the least. This individual will go far with the talant they posess. Kudos. Can we look forward to next year??
tammy said on 01/02/06 @ 08:35 PM: the best!! florida has great lights not like this....more!!
Margaret Griffin said on 01/07/06 @ 08:31 AM: SO, now it's a beer commercial?
Jake said on 01/08/06 @ 10:44 AM: Indeed it is -- a Miller Lite commercial, if I'm not mistaken.
steffiz said on 02/07/06 @ 01:44 AM: Hello again! I watch this house again and again ;-) I can't stop this...great, great...
until today I listen to this wonderful clip...
perhaps the next ten years :-D ... we will see...
tammy said on 05/22/06 @ 05:51 PM: This is hypnotic..I play it once a month and still sounds great...LOVE IT!!!!!!!! WHAT COMES CHRISTMAS 2006:)
belisar said on 06/19/06 @ 03:04 PM: and again and again and so on...
and it´s everytime nice *ggg*
greetz from germany!
Beaty said on 09/03/06 @ 02:38 PM: It's very nice.
Nach langen Arbeitstagen genieße ich
den Link eine Runde - THX!
GinGin said on 10/22/06 @ 07:40 AM: Hmh..I can't see this video.
Jake said on 10/22/06 @ 09:10 AM: GinGin: Because a couple of the mirrors I was using that were hosting this video have gone done. That's since been fixed, so reload the page.
Mandi said on 10/23/06 @ 07:15 AM: I can't wait to go see these guys...they're coming to concert dec. 10...im so excited! oh and the light show is pretty dern spiffy!
bif said on 11/07/06 @ 06:11 PM: wow!! that is just plain weird wiy would enybody do that i mean dosent this guy know what a big bill hese going to get . And well dident he think about the peopol around him . Im sher there thriled wohoo!! but Pretty you know its kinda cool.
bob said on 11/07/06 @ 06:15 PM: woooo ya thats alwsom!!!! in a bright sorta way
pam said on 11/26/06 @ 10:49 PM: different for sure but not very christmas like-someone with so much talent surely could have come up with something more like the christmas we know and love
darrell said on 12/15/06 @ 01:50 PM: Where is this house at i would love to go by and see it in person. I heard it is in Missouri and i live in St Charles Mo. can anybody help me on locating this wonderful Christmas light Display
steffiz said on 12/20/06 @ 04:56 AM: found! found!
it's one year ago, when i've watched this clip at the first time.
and even today, i must laugh when i see it :D
Stephan said on 12/30/06 @ 01:12 PM: Thats great! I love this video so much..
Greetz from germany
richard granville said on 02/27/07 @ 03:54 AM: amazing infact amazing well done !
Jeff said on 04/24/09 @ 10:14 AM: Check out some of the Christmas display lights these guys sell. Imagine the music with these: