Kicker: Record-breaking Christmas spirit

NICK EICHER, HOST: The town of Adrian, Michigan, is a small town, and you can be forgiven if you can’t find it on a map. 

But right now it’s probably visible from space! At least at sundown. 

That’s because the town just flipped the switch on an incredible Christmas display—shattering the world record for most illuminated Christmas trees…

BERRYMAN: With 676 trees!

That’s the former mayor. Jim Berryman. He started the tradition six years ago. 

And when the Hallmark Channel set the previous record in 1995, lighting up 559 trees in Manhattan, Berryman thought breaking that record would be a great way to bring his town together. He told TV station WNWO…

BERRYMAN: As you can see tonight, that has really happened, and that warms my heart.

Berryman added in order to avoid risking a record for world’s highest electric bill—all the lights are LEDs.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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