The Man Who Turns Off a Suburban Holiday Light Show Offers His Honest Thoughts About Christmas

In the short film “The Christmas Light Killer“, director James Gannon of Pocket Storms Productions profiles city worker James D. Cochran whose job it is to turn off the plethora of lights used in a suburban Philadelphia holiday show on a daily basis. While performing his duties, Cochran offered his rather forthright opinion about the spirit of the Christmas season.

Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive at a snails pace through the 2 mile stretch of beautiful light displays, listening to holiday music, soaking up the Christmas spirt. But at the end of each night one man drives the stretch alone, turning off all of the lights, ending the joy day after day. This is his story.

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