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How Gurnee man sets up his amazing Christmas display

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Gurnee resident Adam Germann tests out the lights before dragging them outside from his basement storage area.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Germann unpacks his Christmas lights from his storage area in the basement.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Germann makes a final inspection of his light show from the roof of his Prairie Oak Road residence before opening night on Thursday, Dec. 1. Germann takes food and money collections for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Germann uses around 15,000 lights for his display.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Four control boxes are used to run Adam Germann's annual holiday light show.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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Take a look behind the scenes at how Gurnee resident Adam Germann puts together his musically-synchronized holiday lights display. Germann can control the display from anywhere he has internet access on his laptop computer.
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    • Gurnee resident Adam Germann tests out the lights before dragging them outside from his basement storage area.
    •  Germann unpacks his Christmas lights from his storage area in the basement.
    •  Germann makes a final inspection of his light show from the roof of his Prairie Oak Road residence before opening night on Thursday, Dec. 1. Germann takes food and money collections for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
    •  Germann uses around 15,000 lights for his display.
    •  Four control boxes are used to run Adam Germannís annual holiday light show.
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