Lights On Postponed

We traditionally have our “Lights On” the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Due to one major issue and the rainy weather, we will have to postpone until December 4th.  The main pole of our Megatree broke during the high winds we had the weekend before Thanksgiving,  Recovering the lights and rebuilding the Megatree set us back about 3 days.  And then the weather has been rainy for the last 2 days.  We are about 90% complete with setup and need to do some basic testing before we can turn the lights on.  It looks like better weather later this week and we should be able to get things ready to go by then.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

New for 2015

It has been a while since I posted an update, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been planning new items for 2015.  I want to add a few pixel-based elements, namely arches and trees.  I am adding 4 pixel based arches and am converting 8 of my 4 foot trees to pixels.  I have been working with pixel based controllers (SANdevice 6804) and have had some success with those and my pixel arches.  Here is a short video of them in action.  The color is not very good with the iPhone, but I think it give you a general idea of what I am planning for the arches.

Comments from Neighbors and Visitors

Our subdivision has a Facebook page for residents.  We get a lot of mentions on that page for our display and I wanted to capture some of those comments so as to not lose track of them:

If you haven’t been to see this house in previous years you are missing out!!

I drove past it tonight while taking my daughter through to see Christmas lights and its beautiful! We will definitely be back!

Fantastic, as usual! Thank you!

Visited tonight….Love the Christmas lights and music! What a joy!

It’s awesome as usual.

So lucky to be neighbors.

We brought all the granddaughters to see the lights. Evie told us to turn off the radio so she could hear the music. We tried to explain that the radio was playing the music. She is 4. It was useless to try and get her to understand. She won! We turned off our radio. She loved it.

We loved it! Love the new candy canes!!!

The best of the best!

YAY! Can’t wait to check it out!


Thank you Jennifer and Douglas for this beautiful display. It’s absolutely the BEST!

Awesome!! Your Christmas lights are amazing.

Thank you for your wonderful gift to our neighborhood!!!

Looks Amazing!


You guys are awesome!

My kids want me to drive by every night.

Our kids LOVE going to see their lights each year and think it’s really cool that you can tune into the radio station!

I go by your home several times during the season with my kids and friends.

Just visited tonight! Loved it!!

The Schultz’s house is a big, beautiful production!

This is such a nice thing you do for the holidays. I tip my hat to you both.

We drove by and saw your lights – how spectacular!

Your Christmas light show was spectacular! Scott, my Mother and I greatly appreciated it! It warmed our hearts.   Merry Christmas!

I enjoyed seeing your outdoor light display – very festive!

Thank you for posting all the videos. Your lights were incredible once again.

That is so amazing and impressive!  I do not have words to describe!

The lights will be on through New Years Eve.  Come on by if you haven’t visited us yet.

Thank You!

I posted earlier that we are partnering with Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries this year as our charity effort. We (mainly my wife Jennifer Schultz ) coordinated an Adopt a Family for Christmas project to provide grocery store gift cards for Christmas dinner and gifts for each child in the family. We committed to providing this for 10 families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to celebrate Christmas. But through the generous donations of those who visited our display and our wonderful neighbors in Gleannloch Farms, our goal was surpassed and 22 families will have a bright and happy Christmas. Thanks to you, 160 gifts were given to the children and 150 people will have a Christmas dinner. Thank you so much for all of your contributions and donations.

2014 Song List

We made a few changes in the song list this year.  We retired a few and added some new ones (Bold indicates new for 2014).  Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • Miracle on 34th Street Overture – Bruce Broughton
  • Lights of Christmas – Toby Mac
  • Christmas Is – Francesca Battistelli
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
  • Celebration – Mannheim Steamroller
  • Carol of the Bells – Monique Danielle
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Glee Cast
  • What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
  • Born is the King – Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded
  • Little Drummer Boy – Vector Mode
  • Carol of the Bells – Foster
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Kimberly Locke
  • Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle
  • Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train – The Tractors
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
  • All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Bare Naked Ladies
  • Jingle Bells Techno Bells – Candy Apple Punch
  • Joy to the World – Manheim Steamroller

2014 Charity

The lights are on and the music is playing! Ready to get out of the house after too much turkey? Come see Christmas on Rose Dawn, our synchronized holiday light display. We are 65,000+ lights strong this year and have added some new items.

This year we’re coordinating an Adopt a Family for Christmas project as we’ve committed to providing Christmas for 10 families who otherwise won’t be able to celebrate Christmas BUT we need your help!!! These families are screened through Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries and several live right outside Gleannloch. We want to provide grocery store gift cards for Christmas dinner and gifts for each child in the family plus a family gift if possible. They range from families of single moms with kids to families with 3 generations living under one roof. Please don’t let our neighbors go hungry or not have any gifts for their children this holiday season! If you’d like to help, we have a Giving Tree in our yard with tags noting the gift needed for a specific child/family. Once you’ve picked up a tag, please just have your new, unwrapped gift back to us by Dec. 19th. We’ve also setup a Virtual Giving Tree at where you can purchase a gift from the comfort of your own living room! We’ll purchase, wrap, and get the gift to the family in need with your name on the giftcard. Easy !!

We hope you enjoy the show and appreciate your help with our Adopt a Family for Christmas project!!

Comments from Neighbors and Visitors

Our subdivision has a Facebook page for residents.  We get a lot of mentions on that page for our display and I wanted to capture some of those comments so as to not lose track of them:

Thank you Douglas and Jennifer for this exceptional display of lights and music! Your generosity is greatly appreciated not only for those of us who enjoy the show but for the beneficiaries of your collections. We will certainly contribute to these worthy causes when we visit.

Oh and Doug, I so wish we had a video of my 2 year old grandson’s face.  His first year to enjoy all and he was sitting there staring saying over and over, WOOK WOOK WOOK.  His 5 year old sister, who saw it last year, of course was instructing little brother on music and how to watch.  At 5, she knows it all!  Such fun PePaw and I had with them watching it all and watching their little faces. She told him that your lights guide Santa to us!  Not sure how she came up with that, but sounds good to me.

Was there last night for about half an hour.  So beautiful!  It’s really incredible.  My kids have so many questions about how it’s done.

Sitting in front of the Schultz house.  We may be here for a while.

We went and saw the lights last night – 8 year old said the lights blew her mind.  Very impressive!  Thanks

My daughter asked yesterday if you were going to do the lights again.  Looking forward to seeing them!

I love their house. Watching it has become a family tradition!

We  live right around the corner from Mr. Schultz and my kids get so excited  when we see him out there setting up. It is a production for sure! They  love watching the progress. They always say “he’s getting closer.”

While we were watching it the other night, one of my sons said he’d love to live across the street from the Schultz’s so he could watch it from his bedroom window every night and listen on his radio, so your house must be the one he wants us to move in to.

Appreciate that you do this every year.  The kids love it.  And it makes for wonderful Christmas memories.

They are amazing!!

You haven’t seen Christmas light decorations until you see the Schultz’s.

Display is Down

photoWe only have a few items left to put away, but the display items are mostly out of the yard and at our offsite storage unit.  I used to keep most of the items at our home, but got tired of going up and down the stairs to our unused room above our garage.  It’s much easier to load it in the truck from the yard and take it the short distance to our storage unit.  We keep a few of the larger items (Megatree and other poles) at our home, but most of the lights and other props are taken to storage.

Curious what it all looks like stored away?  Take a look at the picture on the right.  We have 3 shelving units and everything fits nice and snug in about 10 x 12 feet of storage space.  In another 10 months, we’ll be bringing it back for testing, minor repairs and to start setting up for 2014.

Thank You

Through your donations of food items, cash and our own matching contributions, we were able to donate 230 pounds of food to Northwest Assistance Ministries.  Please see their website to see how your donations make a difference in the lives of many (  Thanks again for your generosity with the charities we support.