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The Beautiful Lightscape of Keizer's Holiday Spirit

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House decorated with Christmas Lights in Keizer Oregon
Video and photo by Jerry Freeman

(KEIZER, Ore.) - Holiday Christmas lights abound in Oregon's capitol city, and beautiful home light displays are also found in the city adjacent to Salem, Keizer, Oregon. They are showcased in this video by Jerry Freeman of

It is a time of year when people can express themselves in an electric art form, in a way that cheers the soul. Some neighborhoods have a competitive spirit when it comes to holiday lights and displays.

Some are very religious in nature, with scenes of the Nativity and other Christian themes. Whereas others have fun with animation and traditional motifs.

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You can send photos or video clips, is an easy way to send files up to 100 MB. If you have solid video clips of one or more displays, or just great photos, send them in!

The video was edited by Tim King and the music, The Manger, is performed and written by Eric Loy:

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address:

Jerry Freeman is part of a new generation of dedicated news photographers who are entering the Internet news industry as a second career. He shares in common with many people the dream of becoming a visual journalist. Joining the Navy at an early age, and the Oregon Army Guard a few years later, Jerry has a wide range of life experiences. He describes himself as “an old truck driver with a new found passion to bare witness on the world’s events.” Teaming up with he embarks on a new career as a video news photographer and reporter. Stay tuned, and see how it turns out. Jerry seems to exhibit natural talent and is already becoming a published member of the team. You can send Jerry Freeman an email at this address:

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Jane December 26, 2009 5:59 pm (Pacific time)

Beautiful pictures and who is that on the guitar? Mr. King?

Tim King: Isn't it great?  It is written and performed by Eric Loy, happy holidays!

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