Director/Producer/Editor – Nick Palmer
Cinematographer/Producer – Amanda Treyz
‘Tis the season, so this wonderful short documentary film seems a fitting thing to post.
Bruce Mertz spends three months a year putting up over 50,000 lights for his annual Christmas display around his house. It’s a decades long habit, and the resultant light show attracts people from around the US. Mr. Christmas takes a look at the reasons behind this obsession.
The film starts off as an offbeat look at the house and work that has to go in to putting on these annual Christmas illuminations, but it becomes more touching and sweet. It’s nice just to see the smile on his face when he sees other people’s joy in the lights.