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Fluvanna Homeowner Makes Musical Show of Christmas Lights

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For some people Christmas is all about decorating—inside and especially outside. For every 100 houses with typical Christmas lights, there's someone who takes it above and beyond to make a real show.

One terrific example is at Lake Monticello. Cars line up to see Jeff Spinello's house on Lewis Court because every year he transforms it into a holiday spectacle. But this year, he's taking his light show to the next level.

Spinello is lighting up his neighborhood to the tune of Christmas carols.

"You just drive up and tune your radio to 88.1 FM and it'll broadcast over your car stereo or we've got speakers in the front yard," said Spinello.

This Christmas lights connoisseur puts on a show every year, but this year is the first time it's been set to music.

"The neat thing is they're not all on at the same time so you get the effect as things move around back and forth through the yard," said Spinello.

"Jeff did it again," said Daryl Rivera, who went to see the light show. "I thought every year was the best but it's just amazing this year."

This is no amateur show; Spinello hired the company that programs the Rockefeller Center tree to design this system.

"It's a professional system. I've always wanted one and I had a health scare earlier this year so I've got a bucket list now and this was on it," said Spinello.

It took 60,000 lights, 2,800 feet of extension cords and five weeks of work to put up. "Everybody sees this and says, ‘you gotta be kidding me,'" said Spinello. But Spinello says sharing the light of the season makes it all worthwhile.

"Everybody loves it. That's what makes it worth it. We want to share it with everybody and I'll keep doing the work every year as long as they keep coming," he said.

He's already planning for next year.

"Next year I've ordered an expansion and there are these things called leaping arches and they look like comets going across the front yard. They're just incredible," he said.

But you can catch this year's show until January 5.

Next year, Spinello wants all that light of the season to go to a good cause. He's planning to start collecting donations for two Fluvanna County charities: the Fluvanna SPCA and Caring for Creatures.

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