You can watch both snowfalls in action from last year's show on his holiday show website at HighTechScience.org/Christmas.htm.
Newman mixes traditional Christmas favorites with Hanukkah songs as the score, and times the lights to the music. "Finding good Hanukkah songs are not easy," he said, and thanks Rabbi Boruch Liberow for bringing him a CD with "Oy Chanukah" by Theodore Bikel and "Hanukkah Homeboy."
The show runs for about 50 minutes and repeats until 2 a.m. The music shuts off at 10 p.m. for the neighbors' sake, but spectators can still hear it on their car radio at 107.3 FM. Newman's website advises people to sit in their car to watch the show and listen to the music.
On Christmas Eve, an elf hands out candy canes starting at 7 p.m.
Jeanne Newman says she's from a family of nine, so even though they're going through hard times she supports Rick's position to keep the showing going. Don't expect a donation box next to his Make a Wish Foundation contribution box, which took in $800 from the Halloween show. But the Newman's are hoping a new sponsor will step forward.
"What I can give a sponsor is their name on my website and a big lit up sign with show 'sponsored by.' We also get a lot of media coverage, including NBC last year," he said.
"Just tell everyone to come down and see the show," Jeanne Newman said.