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Austin Christmas lights go “Gangnam Style” and get national attention

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Courtesy of Listen to our Lights/Facebook

From the streets of Seoul, Korea, to the Austin suburbs of Cedar Park, “Gangnam Style” has now reached a fame only the 21st century can quantify. With more than 866 million views (and counting), the “Gangnam Style” YouTube video is the most viewed video on the site.

 The “Gangnam Style” Listen to Our Lights video has nearly 1.7 million views on YouTube, prompted by a CNN appearance November 26. 

The song also made the perfect tune for Listen to Our Lights, an Austin home with Christmas decorations so elaborate it boasts its own website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. The “Gangnam Style” Listen to Our Lights video prompted more than 700,000 views after being featured on CNN November 26. As of December 1, views had reached nearly 1.7 million.

Of course “Gangnam Style” isn’t the first viral-inspired holiday light show for Listen to Our Lights. Remember the Hampster Dance? Listen to Our Lights synced holiday lights to that rodent rave tune for one of the presentations last year.

Other wacky tunes of years past have included the Angry Birds theme song, a techno version of “Carol of the Bells,” and “Jingle Dogs,” which is exactly what it sounds like.

If you want to see the “Gangnam Style” light show in person, you're probably out of luck. As a courtesy to their neighbors, the address of the local home is not posted online. However, most of the light shows are chronicled on the YouTube site.

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