Hokes Bluff brothers competing on 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

Donnie and Mike Gilley, two Hokes Bluff brothers who will be competing on "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

Two Etowah County natives are taking their family's tradition of Christmas cheer to the national stage.

Driving through Hokes Bluff during the day, you might not notice the Gilley brother's property.

"If you don't stop and get out while they're running you can't really see what all the lights are doing," Mike Gilley said.

Mike and his brother Donnie will be competing in ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight." It's a competition show with some creative Christmas light displays.

"It was tiresome. A lot of time was spent doing this, but I enjoyed it," Donnie said.

Mike and Donnie's father started creating their unique mechanical Christmas light displays in the 80's. Some of the figures include a dinosaur, helicopter, and an elephant.

The brothers say they're not sure how many lights there are, but they estimate the number is into the thousands.

You can watch the Gilley brothers on ABC, Monday at 7 p.m. central.

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