New Mexico home transforms into Christmas wonderland with 'thousand' of lights

A home in New Mexico is shining bright this holiday season.

Albuquerque resident Jared Trujillo turned his home into a twinkling winter wonderland with what he estimated was thousands of Christmas lights in an effort to spread holiday cheer after a difficult year.

Footage shows Trujillo’s finished display, complete with a mailbox for letters to Santa, glowing snowmen, and large inflatable figures.

The decorating project took him 18 hours in total, Trujillo said.

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Trujillo told Storyful that he usually decorates his house toward the end of November, but that given the “bummer” of the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided to bring the holiday cheer a little earlier.

“With all the difficulties going on in this world, hopefully the lights bring cheer,” Trujillo wrote on Instagram. “This year I don’t think there is a ‘too early’ for lights.”