Maybe it’s to early to start thinking about Christmas — that is, unless you’re neighborhood residents Steven Hammond and Jamey Boozer, whose Christmas in the OC lights display last season was concocted in June and put together starting in October.

Hammond and Boozer already are planning next year’s display — "an even better show for 2009," Boozer says. "Seriously, we have been working on it all year! We cannot wait for the people of Oak Cliff to experience Christmas in the OC 2009!" The fact that their lights display recently was named by D-Light Designs Inc. as the winner of its 64 channels or less "D-Light the World" contest only fuels their fire.

They’ve created a website devoted to their efforts, with photos and videos of last year’s show, as well as a blog with tips on how to animate your own Christmas lights display.