Scoop: THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT on ABC - Tonight, December 8, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year when ABC's hit decorating competition series -- "The Great Christmas Light Fight," produced by FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA -- returns for a second season. Each of the six, one-hour episodes features 4 families from across America who work harder than the elves themselves in order to out-deck the halls of their competition and possibly win the ultimate Christmas Gift--$50,000! The total prizing for the series is $300,000. Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto (both from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") return as judges for the series. "The Great Christmas Light Fight" will premiere with back-to-back episodes TONIGHT, DECEMBER 8 on the ABC Television Network. These 24 new families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. The first two episodes are:

"Episode 201" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Watch as four families from across the country showcase their spectacular displays of Christmas magic including: the Weaver family's 58' castle in their Winter Wonderland replete with hand-painted Disney cutouts in Rohnert Park, California; the Barnard family's live ANIMAL Nativity with 2 million lights sprawling across 8 acres in Lebanon, Tennessee; the Bagwell family's impeccably synchronized musical masterpiece in Springfield, Missouri; a "talking house" you have to see (and hear!) to believe at the home of the Belcher family in Rowlett, Texas who make a high-tech house party with projected images that make their house seem to come alive. Tune in to see who judge Sabrina Soto awards with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy on the season premiere of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"Episode 202" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- The philanthropic spirit of the season is spotlighted (literally!) with a rooftop searchlight that required FAA approval atop the Daigle family's display in Paincourtville, Louisiana, that helps attract spectators who are asked to donate toys to needy children; the Loyas, along with their grandson, Jorge, in El Paso, Texas, have a magnificent creation they've built as a thank-you to the community that's given them so much since their humble beginnings; Tyler Horrocks and Joe Conway of Coventry, RI, are the youngest contestants ever to compete in the series. They usually have separate displays, but now combine their resources to pull together a DIY extravaganza. And the Apruzzi family of Old Bridge, NJ, honors their history and their monster truck with a dazzling display of wire frames. Who will walk away with the $50,000 prize and coveted Christmas Light trophy? Watch judge Michael Moloney make his toughest decision yet, on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" comes from FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent"). Executive Producers for the series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.

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