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Auburn University Fans Create Amazing Christmas Light Display

Ralphie Aversa
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Elaborate Christmas light displays are no stranger to YouTube. Videos showing residential setups with soundtracks have received millions of views. The house with lights dancing to "Sexy and I Know It" went viral in 2011. Last year, video of a home with a display synced to "Gangnam Style" captivated nearly 4 million viewers.

This year, the attention is heading south of Fayetteville, Ga. Robert Burton usually sets his display to holiday classics such as "All I Want for Christmas," "Jingle Bells," and "O Holy Night." This year, the Auburn University fan created a light display that illuminates to the Auburn radio call of the Tigers' improbable last-second win over Alabama. The lights then kick in to overdrive as they dance along to "War Eagle," Auburn's fight song.

The rivalry game known as the Iron Bowl took place on Nov. 30. The top-ranked Crimson Tide team entered the fourth quarter tied with the fourth-ranked Tigers at 28. As time expired, kicker Adam Griffith attempted a 57-yard field goal. The kick fell short of the goal post, where Auburn cornerback Chris Davis awaited the ball. Davis caught the ball in the back of the end zone and took it the length of the field to propel AU to a 34-28 win, ending Alabama's chances of playing for a third-straight national championship.

It was the second crazy finish for the Tigers this year. Just two weeks before, Auburn defeated Georgia with a last-second touchdown pass that fell into the hands of a Tigers receiver after it was tipped by a Bulldogs safety.

Auburn faces Florida State in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6. Burton's Christmas light display runs nightly and is scheduled to end on New Year's Eve. Burton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he might leave the display on a little longer this year because of the big game.

Burton also posted videos of his lights synced to "All I Want for Christmas" and "Jing, Jing, Jing" for this season. The middle school band teacher, who begins planning for the holidays in the summer, has set up the elaborate displays since 2009.

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