2012- Woodinville Wonderland. Over 110K lights, 600+ channels of animation, DMX & RGB lighting. An artful blend of traditional features using a highly technical presentation. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, came at the request of my wife Tracy, and neighbor Pete. They both thought that there should be moments when ALL the lights came on in the display. In reality that is not practical, but they were onto something. I needed some "Kodak Moments".
Here at Woodinville Wonderland, we have 2 fully choreographed "Shows". Most are not aware of it. They play back to back all night long. Each "Show" is now close to 47 minutes long. Both are very similar with subtle differences. This song represents one of 2 "Closing Numbers" one for each "Show". There is an announcement before this song that states to get your cameras ready. Hence about mid way through the song, most lights that make sense to have on, are on for about 10 seconds. This is a nice way to wind down the "Show" before our Closing Announcement, then the next Show starts immediately.
I let Tracy pick both songs. I needed it to fit the Show theme and format, and be short. I gave her several 1 minute songs for her to choose from, this and the old Coke Commercial "The Holidays are Coming" were her choices and both of these have been in our Show now for many years. Enjoy.