Ten Thousand Points of Light: 20th Anniversary Edition
One DVD digipack with gold foil stamping, 32 minute feature film, Audio commentary by the director and the family, Interviews with the family from 2010, Bonus Christmas lights video. Publication Date: November 23, 2010
Shot on VHS tape in 1989 and 1990 by director George King, Ten Thousand Points of Light is available on DVD for the first time.
“Kitsch alert! Worshippers at the shrine of Elvis and followers of pop culture take note. Ten Thousand Points of Light is a wry, understated and terrifically funny look at the Townsends, a suburban Atlanta family who, every holiday season for eight years, transformed their Stone Mountain area brick ranch house into a meteoric blaze of Christmas lights. Known as both “the Christmas House” and the “the Elvis House”, the Townsend’s home was visited yearly by vast numbers of people, many of whom viewed a trip to the land of a thousand tchotchkes as an annual pilgrimage. — Linda Dubler, Creative Loafing