First off, massive props to Popbitch for bringing this to our attention. Go visit them and buy their Baboon vs Badger book. It's very good. Baboon, by the way.
Second off - watch this YouTube clip and then tell us you don't want this sweet guitar gaming set-up on your house. In a nutshell, possibly The World's Coolest Dad has hardwired in Guitar Hero into his Christmas lights for his son.
You can read the full story over at MAKE but the gist is that engineer Ric Turner used the Wii version of the game and seven light controllers to control 21,268 lights and LEDs. Using Guitar Hero to control Christmas lights has been around for a while (check this Engadget story from 2007) but never with this much… well, light.
Result? A respectable score for Ric's son on Eric Johnson's Cliffs Of Dover, even if (as a passing Radar cynic noted) the song is on Easy mode. Humbug.
Of course, rigging up Christmas lights to sync with songs is old hat to Mr YouTube. Once you've had your fill of Christmas Guitar Hero, have fun with the below festive half dozen. And we're sorry for the last one…
Wizards in Winter - The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Amazing Grace (the Techno version)
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
Sandstorm - DaRude
Jingle Bells - Crazy Frog (and again, we're really very sorry)