7 Insane Musical Christmas Light Displays

By Radio.com Staff

It’s one thing to hang a wreath on your front door or a string or two of twinkle lights on your eves at Christmastime. But it’s a whole ‘nother thing to spend the better part of the year preparing to disturb your neighbors with a thousand lights set to a speed metal song.

Here at Radio.com we hunker down and give you hard hitting music news. But this one’s all fun and games. Enjoy our seven favorite Christmas light displays set to, let’s say, rather unorthodox songs.


Thanks to Slayer Bob from Southern California, fans of his favorite band can throw up their horns and bang their heads to a medley of their hard rock hits including “Hell Awaits,” “Angel of Death, “War Ensemble,” “Raining Blood” and “New Faith.” It’s worth noting that Bob’s wife wasn’t thrilled with him spending a year planning and building the electronics needed to control the light display. This isn’t his first Slayer light display, as you’ll see below. He’s been annoying his neighbors since 2009.

The owners of Creative Lightning Displays in Riverside, CA delivered a healthy dose of comedy in 2011 when they entertained neighbors with LMFAO’s hit, “Sexy and I Know It.”

Thanks to Matt Johnson in San Antonio, TX, Skrillex fans have their own light display. You’ll quickly see why he was a finalist on season two ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” He even turned his lighting skills into a business.

And as if the light displays couldn’t get any more silly. One family decide synchronize their lights with “Gangnam Style.”

And because there’s no band more Christmas than Metallica, we can thank lighting hobbyist Joe Plummer for his contributions of “One” and “Creeping Death.”

Sure, a classic oldie would be a nice balance to the hard rock Christmas light show offerings… But you’re not that lucky. What you’ll get is more metal and you’ll like it. Thanks to Josh Dulcich for making AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

But we can’t end without revisiting Slayer Bob’s handiwork. Enjoy his version of Slipknot’s “Psychosocial.” We’re not sure why, but seeing tiny LED Christmas trees screaming the lyric, “the limits of the dead!” is just damn too funny.