SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Christmas lights are a holiday tradition for many families, but for Jaxon Baker and his mom, they’re more than a hobby. They spend months putting together a huge, bright screen that people line their streets to see.
Their holiday light and inflatable show features 60,000 lights and 55 inflatables throughout the yard.
Baker, a high school student has been working since September to bring everything together and program everything in music.
But last week he knew something was wrong. “I saw lights go out and I didn’t think it was usual,” Baker said. So he took a closer look. “I saw lights go out about every 3 to 5 feet. It was about 5 or 6 times and then I saw a T-pole all ripped and bent all over. I don’t know how it happened but someone did.
A real Grinch who cuts through Jaxon’s screen to start Thanksgiving Day for those who want to drive by and see.
“It’s always been a fear for me ever since he started all of this for someone to interfere with that and sort of dampen his joy. And that was a bit of a disappointment, ”Jaxon’s mother Amy said.
But this junior’s Christmas spirit was not toned down at all. And its outdoor display is ready to view in time for Thanksgiving night.
They don’t know who turned the lights on, although they certainly made the villain list this year.
But just to make sure the Grinch isn’t doing anything more, the house has additional eyes that monitor the property, including additional security cameras and motion detectors.
If you want to stop and see the light, they can be found at 4938 S. Tujunga Drive in Springfield.
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