Premise: Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak judge elaborate Christmas displays created by families across the country. Each episode features the holiday home transformations of four families that were selected through a nationwide search based on past elaborate Christmas light displays, choreography, and extravagant designs as they compete to deck their homes out in the ultimate show of Christmas spirit. Once a winner is chosen, the judges return to the home to congratulate the family and present the $50,000 prize.
Competing displays include a Magic Kingdom-inspired light show, a high-tech homemade light show, a tribute to 9/11, a tropical North pole, a tree with more lights than the one at Rockefeller Center, and a handmade display.
Competing displays include a Northwest-theme, classic Christmas toys, a two-acre showing organized by a 15-year-old, a theme park design, an eclectic array of decorations, animatronics, and a tribute to veterans.