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‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Is Actually Filmed a Year in Advance

The sequence showcases the “wildest and most spectacular Christmas shows” in America, visiting 4 households in every episode who’ve adorned their properties for the possibility to win $50,000 and a fairly cool trophy. It is hosted by Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak and is all the time certain to get even the Scroogiest viewers within the vacation spirit.

This yr, the very first episode airs on Dec. 9, which implies many of the households who appeared on the present had these Christmas decorations up nicely upfront of the vacation season. Because it seems, they really had them up upfront of final yr’s vacation season.

So, when precisely do they tape ‘The Nice Christmas Mild Struggle’? 

Whereas watching Season eight of The Nice Christmas Mild Struggle, audiences will undoubtedly be struck by the truth that there are large crowds of individuals and completely zero social distancing or mask-wearing happening regardless of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. However don’t be concerned — there is a completely cheap rationalization.

On Dec. 7, 2020, Hosts Carter and Taniya clarified throughout an Instagram Dwell dialog that the episodes airing this yr have been filmed again in 2019. “We movie the present a yr upfront, and we have all the time accomplished this due to modifying,” Tanya stated. “Which suggests this yr, when it airs, persons are gonna see large crowds, numerous hugging, numerous handholding,” regardless that none of these issues are taking place in actual life proper now.

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Tanya went on to say that she’s excited that individuals will get a small style of normalcy whereas watching Season eight of the present. “I am really glad as a result of it’ll remind us of how issues have been and, hopefully, how issues shall be once more quickly.” Nonetheless, she does say she’s a bit of nervous about “shamers” who could spew vitriolic opinions on-line with out being conscious that the present is filmed thus far upfront.

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The present’s year-in-advance filming schedule implies that they’ve already began filming Season 9, which is able to air in 2021. And for that, they are taking tons of precautions. 

“What we’re doing for this yr, whereas we’re filming proper now in the course of this pandemic, is that we get examined each three days,” Taniya stated. “All people on set will get examined, the householders get examined, and then you definitely and I get to take our masks off with the householders [but] now we have to maintain a 6-foot distance, we’re outdoors, and now we have COVID officers on set.”

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Carter has taken issues one step additional and has been primarily dwelling in an Airstream trailer all yr, driving it round to the assorted filming areas. “I have been telling all people: The set is the most secure place to be,” he stated. “I actually go to set [and] to my trailer that I am dwelling in, and it is form of the most secure space.” You undoubtedly must admire his dedication!

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Is ‘The Nice Christmas Mild Struggle’ faux? 

There have been rumors that the present isn’t as actual as folks assume, principally as a result of there was a rumor going round that the households aren’t instructed whether or not they gained till the present airs. Based on the rumor (which was apparently began by former contestant Kevin Lynch), every household is instructed they gained so producers can get a “real” response after which made to movie a response to shedding the competitors as nicely.

Kevin additionally defined how households are solely given three weeks to arrange their shows. “I used to be out adorning from eight within the morning ’til one within the morning each single day,” he instructed the New York Put up. “I did get it accomplished, however I’ll by no means do this once more!”

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Nonetheless, government producer Brady Connell maintains that these rumors are fully false. “I can guarantee you that we by no means shot any scene with any household apart from what you noticed on the present. We by no means shot a shedding a scene with any of the households. We by no means instructed the household that you simply gained after which stated sorry, now we’re going to shoot a shedding scene. That may be extremely inappropriate and I by no means would have allowed it,” he instructed Actuality Blurred.

“I believe Kevin was making an attempt to assist ABC maintain it a secret in his personal approach and he felt prefer it was an acceptable response when his neighbors requested him, ‘Effectively, what was all that on the entrance garden with the trophy?’, he determined to inform them that there have been really two choices filmed, and he doesn’t even know who gained. That was his alternative, and we respect that and need he hadn’t, however he handled it the best way he felt was greatest.”

Watch The Nice Christmas Mild Struggle on Wednesdays at eight p.m. on ABC. 

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