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Most towns have one -- a house so decorated for Christmas it's probably visible from space.

Now take those light-happy, statue-crazed homeowners and multiply them many times over, then pit 20 of them in competition. That's the premise of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight," premiering Monday, Dec. 9.

Each of the five one-hour episodes, shown over three consecutive Mondays, features four families, one of which comes away a $50,000 winner.

During the last holiday season, ABC asked families who do serious decorating to send footage of their houses. For this, they have three weeks to decorate and can enlist family and friends.

One family erects a giant Ferris wheel and a ski lift in the front yard. Another family sings on the roof, albeit a flat roof.

"Ultimately it came down to a variety of spectacular Christmas lights displays," executive producer Brady Connell tells Zap2it. "We wanted people from all around the country. »

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