Lynn Haven man spends six months creating "Crazy Christmas Lights" display

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - By day it might not look like much, but when the sun sets, it's no silent night. In fact, that's when the show begins.

"It just allowed me to flex some of my engineering skills that I use everyday at work and allowed me to be creative with the skills and talents that I got," said Doug Yager, creator of the "Crazy Christmas Lights" display.

Yager started working on this elaborate display back in July. If you tune your radio to 97.3, you can listen to holiday songs that are in sync with the light show.

"Lots and lots of hours behind the computer and programming all the sequencing and all that sequencing is run by a small computer," said Yager. "Once you develop all the software and all the cues for all the lights and things they are then sent through a small computer that generates the audio and it goes to an FM modulator that broadcasts to the station 97.3."

Yager says it's all about the children.

"The most rewarding thing for this is just hearing all the laughter and the kids, you can hear them all night long over the TV inside. You can hear the kids screaming and hollering and talking about, 'Oh that's so neat and that's so cool.'"

Yager says he'll make this a Christmas tradition, and even plans to improve it next year. If you want to check out the show, it runs from 5 to 9 p.m. through New Years Day. Yager lives on Delaware Avenue in Lynn Haven.