Forget the perfectly-placed plastic reindeer and elaborate animatronic North Pole workshops: This is the way to decorate your house for the holidays. Ric Turner of Burbank, California rigged his home’s lights to Guitar Hero, and the results are amazing:

You can read the full techy explanation of how he did it at Make, and you can watch his equally rad Halloween display below.

Suddenly playing games on a TV screen seems like such a let-down, doesn’t it, PopWatchers?