1×60' HD for Channel 4 (2011)
Production Company: Nutopia
Directed by: James Routh
Produced by: David DeHaney / Kufena Coulter
Editing by: Mark Towns
Throwing a spotlight on what Christmas means in contemporary Britain, King of Christmas Lights finds out what motivates people to cover their houses in Christmas every year. This heart-warming, quirky and entertaining film offers both an eye-popping spectacle and also an insight into their true motives, relationships under strain from overindulgent merriment, households pitted against their neighbours in a bid to make their decorations outshine all others, and communities united in their desire to light up the night sky. Are these twinkly-light-enthusiasts the last bastions of community and Christmas spirit?
“a Cutting Edge documentary so joyous and funny, it should be replayed year after year just like Margo cancelling Christmas on The Good Life or Bill Murray being thwacked by a toaster in Scrooged.” - The Guardian