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The Christmas Light Killer by James P. Gannon

During Christmas, one man drives a two-mile stretch, killing the lights to a holiday show, ending the joy day after day.

Filmmaker James P. Gannon creates a droll, lovably grumpy portrait of a man who works behind-the-scenes at a local “winter wonderland.”

As part of his job every holiday season, Jimmy Cochran drives around a 2-mile stretch of roads of a wonderland full of Christmas lights. He drives around, turning off lights after all the crowds have gone home.

Jimmy is a character, offering hilariously deadpan commentary on his job — and a reflection on the sometimes forced spectacle of festivity that hits us every holiday season.

The filmmaker and his wife made their short documentary quickly, over the course of 14 days. But the film is easygoing, entertaining and companionable in feeling, following along as Jimmy goes about his work.

A bracing tonic to the often sweet, saccharine nature of holiday celebration, “The Christmas Light Killer” is a shot of wry opposition, lightly skewering our holiday expectations even as it entertains us with its dry wit.





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