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The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 8: Everything We Know

December 8, 2020
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Families try to outdo themselves each year with their Christmas decorations and lightings, but if they were to win $50,000 and get the chance to feature on a reality television show, then there is nothing like it! Producers of ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ pick families across America to compete for the Light Fight Trophy. The executive producers of the show are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, and Jennifer Mullin.

The series, which first premiered on December 9, 2013, has been brightening Christmas year after year on ABC. The loyal fans look forward to the new episodes since it inspires them to go a little over the top with their holiday displays. Frankly, all of us could use an extra dose of Christmas cheer this year! So, let us find out when we can feast our eyes on season 8 of the series!

The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 8 Release Date

The Christmas-themed series was greenlit for its eighth installment on November 1, 2019. So buckle up for some never-seen-before features used in the holiday decorations. ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ season 8 is set to release on December 9, 2020, on ABC. Fans are all set for next year as well since the series has already been given the go-ahead for season 9.

Who are the Hosts and Judges of The Great Christmas Light Fight?

Taniya Nayak is an interior designer who rose to fame as a design expert on HGTV and Food Network. Her design firm Taniya Nayak Design, Inc. is known for designing commercial and residential spaces.
Carter Oosterhouse is a television personality and model who came to the limelight as a carpenter on ‘Trading Spaces’ on TLC. He has been the host of numerous HGTV shows such as ‘Carter Can,’ ‘Red, Hot & Green,’ and ‘Million Dollar Rooms.’ The other judges on the show are Sabrina Soto and Michael Moloney. For season 8, Nayak and Oosterhouse will return as hosts and judges on the show.

What is The Great Christmas Light Fight About?

Producers pick contestants with the most compelling stories and holiday displays ahead of the show. Each of the holiday-themed displays is individually featured before the expert judges as they review them. The awe-inspiring holiday displays across the country are judged based on three parameters: the use of lights, overall design, and the Christmas spirit. After being reviewed, the judges announce the winners, and the winner of each week’s episode wins $50,000 and the holiday-themed Light Fight Trophy.

There are a few things that the producers ensure before selecting the contestants. One of them is that the contestants must have a familial relationship, which could even include best friends and significant others. They should not have people who are paid to help them set up their display. The emotional angle is an essential feature of the show, which is why the story of each family is also considered apart from their holiday displays. The eighth season will follow the footsteps of the seasons preceding it to bring us another joyful set of episodes well in time for Christmas.

The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 8 Trailer

As you gear up for the festive season, check out the official trailer for season 8 of ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight!’

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