SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Thomas Edison would be so proud. So would Clark Griswold.
There's really no way to describe it, except to see it.
"This is awesome," says Victoria Fair, who was visiting Wednesday night with her daughter Miranda.
Mike Bagwell's Christmas display, at 2008 East Cambridge St, includes 100,000 lights across five yards, and 1,000 ways to control them.
"That's 1,000 different things we can turn on and off, which gives us the really cool animation that you see," says Bagwell.
The display was three months in the making.
"I always say I love christmas, and I love christmas lights. To me, Christmas, you've gotta share it with people," says Bagwell.
It's a far cry from what he grew up with.
"It was strictly gutter lights. We decorated the gutter, and we decorated the tree," says Bagwell's father, Henry Bagwell.
Now, Bagwell lives next door to his childhood home. You'll notice it as the house behind the ice skating rink.
"My father's been a big supporter of mine, and he's my extra help," says Bagwell.
"He always reaches out. The sky's the limit," says Henry Bagwell.