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December 23, 2013

Downs family to be featured on ABC show ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

NORMAN — Tonights’s episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on ABC will feature the Downs family from Norman.

The episode, airing at 8 tonight, will feature the Downs family’s musically synchronized Christmas display.

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” is a new competition series in which 20 families from across America deck out their homes for the chance to win $50,000.

As a part of the competition rules, Kimberli and Chuck Downs had to set up, run and tear down the display without professional assistance of any kind in just 21 days.

Kimberli said the family, including the couple’s five daughters, normally take two to three months to set up the entire display, complete with various displays that twinkle and blink to seasonal music.

The family was miked and filmed starting in early October. Kimberli said the reality TV show experience was nerve-wracking at first, but they enjoyed the process and getting to know the film crew.

Kimberli said the family has yet to be informed on if they’ve won any money. But with the family hosting the display for free every year and also accepting food donations on site for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Kimberli said money is the last thing on their minds.

 

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