Post Launches Light Show

From their release:

    In the continuing pursuit of viewer and community involvement in, we’ve launched the first ever Washington Post Virtual Lights Show where Washington area residents can show off their outdoor illumination masterpieces, and view the work of those who would compete for “Wow Factor” Best in Show.

    In many households, an annual rite of the season is looking at other people’s Christmas decorations; and who doesn’t enjoy showing off their own extreme holiday makeovers?

    Today, we challenge viewers who take their exterior efforts seriously to click off a photo and send it to us for posting in our virtual slide show, which can be found at the link below, and by going to the News section, then the Metro section, from We eagerly await pictures homeowners send us of their own fabulously festooned homesteads. We’ll run as many as we can in a rolling slide show that launches today on

    But first, a few simple ground rules:

    1. Participants must live at the residence. (No fair taking a picture of someone else’s house.)

    2. The residence must be in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. (Sorry, Norwegian readers.)

    3. The address should not be obvious in the photo. (Our attorneys tell us that we can’t use photos of houses with identifiable locations.)

    So snap away, then visit Washington Post Virtual Light Show to fill out the form to send images to Please send no more than one picture per house.