A year ago, Melbourne couple Andrea and Glenn Excell found themselves admiring the Christmas lights at the Hickling family home in Chiltern. They were so taken by the picturesque country town – and the lights of 23 Albert Road – that they bought the house next door...and promptly set about planning their own luminous extravaganza.
This Christmas there is snow in Chiltern. And dancing penguins, gyrating polar bears, Christmas films on rotation, reindeer and a nativity scene - complete with real horse. This short doco sheds light on what drives these two families to create their remarkably sparkly Christmas light displays each year.
Producer: Suzi Taylor, ABC Open Albury-Wodonga