Don't know if any of you caught the show on ABC Monday night where families compete for the best Christmas light display and the winner gets $50,000.00.
I never watch reality shows, just don't, but this one came on directly after a Christmas cartoon the kids and I were watching so we were already in the mode.
This show was really moving and I ended up crying at the end which shocked me! The host went to four different families in different parts of the country to see their light display and judge it by how much thought and planning and spirit went into it and why it was so important to them to do this. Most of the stories were so heartwarming and the different reasons (always men, by the way) they decorate were told and everyone of them genuine and definitely coming from the heart.
The man who won was a retired firefighter who fought in 9/11 and you just knew when you saw how much work and how organized and how many different mediums of decorating he used he was going to win.
It so clearly meant so much to him to win, the tears just rolled down my face. If you get a chance, they are doing another one next Monday and it really is very emotional and the displays are unbelievable! It was on at 9:00 central time, so hope that helps.
We are below zero again today and they are saying tonight will fall to fifteen below. Brrr. Even for us that is extreme this early in the season. Don't know if that's a sign of things to come or what, but it will be a long winter if this keeps up.
Tomorrow we go with my daughter's group to see "The Nutcracker" at a college about an hour away. After that, my son's Christmas concert, so, busy day!!!