MN couple's house will be on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight tonight

They'll be competing for $50,000.
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A Minnesota couple's insane christmas light display is on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight Monday night.

The couple, Ryan and Trent Cook, call their efforts "Trista Lights," named after the town they live in, Minnetrista. Trista Lights is computer operated, has over 17,000 lights and lots of visual effects, according to the trailer for the ABC show.

Monday night's episode, which airs at 7 p.m. (central time), will feature the Cooks' display, along with three other families who will fight for a cash prize of $50,000 and the "Light Fight" trophy, according to ABC's website.

If the Cooks win, they hope to use the money to start a family through surrogacy, and eventually pass down the tradition of Trista Lights, the couple told the Star Tribune.

This is the second year the Cooks have done a Christmas lights display, and they also had their first Halloween show this year, according to the Trista Lights Facebook page. Videos of those displays, plus several how-to tutorials can be found on the couple's Vimeo account here.

You can check out the show for yourself, which is scheduled to run through Christmas Day. The 10-minute long display happens every half hour starting at 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it ends at 9:30 p.m.,) according to the Facebook page.

Here is a map that shows how to get there.

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