Long gone are the days of simply hanging a wreath on your front door or blowing up an inflatable snowman for the front yard.
Now, homeowners want their Christmas lights to be bigger and brighter than the year before.
Even musical-lighting displays have evolved: The traditional melodies of Christmas carols have been replaced with the heavy beats of dubstep.
John Storms transformed his Texas residents into a pop-sensation wonderland with lights that are in sync with Gangnam Style by Psy. (Read more about Storms’s project here.) In 2011, he created a light show to the Angry Birds theme song.
With lights, technology and people’s imaginations constantly expanding, I can’t wait to see what lights and sounds next Christmas will hold.