The Great Christmas Light Fight is returning for its eighth season as part of Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" and we have all the details on how you can watch new episodes of the show on TV or online.
The holiday competition first premiered on ABC back in December of 2013 and has continued every year since. While past seasons of The Great Christmas Light Fight aired on Mondays, new episodes from season eight of the show will air every Wednesday in December leading up to Christmas.
This holiday season, we'll once again see four families face off in each one-hour episode for a chance to win $50,000. Each family's Christmas display is judged based on three categories: use of lights, overall design and Christmas spirit. Unlike other reality shows where contestants compete at the same time, each display is featured individually first and judges will review the display and its specific details. Once all contestants' displays have been reviewed, a winner is chosen and the judges return to their house to congratulate them.
The Great Christmas Light Fight's Heavyweights special will be returning for its third year but this season it will feature a parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights. Hosts and judges Taniya Nayak and Carter Oosterhouse will also be returning this season.
Whether you're a long-time fan of the show or just want to see some amazing Christmas lights from the comfort of your living room, we'll show you how to watch The Great Christmas Light Fight from anywhere in the world.
The Great Christmas Light Fight - When and where?
Season 8 of The Great Christmas Light Fight will premiere on Wednesday, December 9 on ABC with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 8pm ET/PT. New episodes of the show will then air on Wednesday, December 16 at the same time and on Wednesday, December 23 at 9pm ET/PT.
How to watch The Great Christmas Light Fight from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch The Great Christmas Light Fight in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you want to watch the latest season of the show when you're away from home, then you'll likely run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will be geo-blocked.
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Watch The Great Christmas Light Fight in the U. S.
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you'll be able to watch new episodes of The Great Christmas Light Fight every Wednesday in December on ABC. Tonight and next Wednesday's episodes will begin at 8pm ET/PT but on Wednesday, December 23, the show will air an hour later at 9pm ET/PT. You can also stream episodes of the show on ABC's website the day after they air on TV but you will need to login with the credentials from your cable provider to do so.
Not interested in signing up for cable just to watch The Great Christmas Light Fight this year? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to ABC so you can watch the show online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to ABC, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to ABC as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 7-day trial is available.
- AT&T TV Now - $55 per month - AT&T TV Now's plus plan gives you access to ABC as well as over 45 other live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
- FuboTV - starting at $54.99 per month. FuboTV gives you access to ABC as well as over 80 other channels. The service also includes a 7-day free trial so you can test it out for yourself.
Get a livestream of The Great Christmas Light Fight in Canada, Australia and the UK
Unfortunately for fans of extravagant Christmas light displays in Canada, Australia and the UK, The Great Christmas Light Fight is only available to watch in the US. This means that you'll need to grab a VPN and follow the steps listed above to watch new episodes of the show.
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