NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (CBSNewsTexas.com) — When you’re looking to decorate for Christmas, why not celebrate the biggest gift of the year? Jesse Gonzales, a North Richland Hills resident and avid Texas Rangers fan, decided to do just that. His home on Wisdom Way is decked out in lights, but it doesn’t showcase your typical reindeer and Santa’s sleigh. Instead, scenes from the 2023 World Series are in their place, brightening up their North Richland Hills driveway.
“Oh, the reaction…it’s been phenomenal,” Gonzales shared. “We’ve had people come by every single day, and I walk out here and talk to a lot of big Ranger fans.” You could say he and his wife Angela are Texas Rangers super fans. They met on their first date at a Rangers game and got engaged a year later at another game. So when the Texas Rangers won the World Series, it was only natural that they’d combine their usual enormous holiday light show with the highlight of every Texan’s year.
The entire show is choreographed to Post Malone’s song “Congratulations.” The family says it was certainly their year to “Go and take it,” and hope more people stop by to enjoy it before their real Christmas decorations go up on Dec. 1st.
“I want them to experience the joy,” Gonzales said. “Reliving that day, that moment again…I want them to just feel welcomed.” It took about 10,000 lights, a giant LED screen showing iconic moments from the series, and jerseys on skeletons—an homage to Rangers past, present and future. You’ll see the final pitch of the World Series projected on the big screen here before running through some of its biggest highlights. It truly is a celebration worth stopping by for!