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Woodville man turns on automated Christmas display for 8th straight year

WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) -

An East Texas man is trying to spread some holiday cheer with a light display that has taken over his yard.

Bruce Womack calls it his Redneck Christmas Light Display.

"I've had it up three weeks playing with it,” Womack said. “I Start early and play with it myself to make sure the lights are all right.”

The display first started in 2006 has now grown from 2,000 lights to 20,000 lights, creating a mind blowing display.

To add to the light show, Womack has set up a radio transmitter that allows visitors to listen to Christmas music from their car while they watch the show.

"I've got jingle bells with Rudolph and I got jingle bells with chipmunks,” Womack said. “I've got Wizards of Winter and Carol of the Bells,” plus more. It takes anywhere between 40 to 50 hours to do each song."

Womack said as the display has grown to include multiple religious and santa scenes....and as the display grows so have the crowds.

"I've had people from Dallas, Austin, Louisiana, and all over,” Womack said. “I think they find out from relatives in the area.”

The light bill is not too bad, so Womack refuses to accept any donations.

"They try to give me a donation and stuff and I won't accept it,” Womack said. “One time this lady got me and slipped a $20 bill into my shirt pocket without me noticing.”

Womack said he does this because the message he is giving to people is part of his Christmas gift.

"Everybody seems to think Christmas is just about giving gifts and things, but we are really celebrating the birth of Jesus,” Womack said. “I'm trying to get people back in the spirit of what Christmas is all about."

A gift he keeps hoping to share as long as he can.

The display officially opens up to the public on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Womack said the display will run nightly, at his property off of County Road 4335 in Woodville, until the end of the year.

For more information on the display, click here.

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