The arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is basically synonymous with Christmas -- both for the people who have been eagerly awaiting the new film, and maybe more so for the people who can't wait to finally stop hearing about it now that it's in theaters. So, really, it should come as no surprise that someone has created a spectacular Star Wars-themed Christmas lights display that would make even Clark Griswold blush.
That someone is YouTube user Tom BetGeorge, who programmed about 20,000 channels to run 70,000 lights to a mashup of nine tracks from the soundtracks of previous Star Wars films, which you can watch in the video above. The display, 99% of which is made up of LED lights, costs him about $80/month to play it for a few hours on weekend nights -- Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm and Sunday from 6pm to 8pm, according to the video's description. You'd think that despite the set schedule, BetGeorge's neighbors would surely consider the display a helluva phantom menace, but he said they're pretty cool about it.
"A big shout out to the best neighborhood ever (I'm actually using my neighbors' lawn if you haven't noticed)," he said. "They are all wonderful people and I'm glad to be a part of the community."
Obviously, they're all under some sort of Jedi mind trick.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would take Clark Griswold over these people any day. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.