This one-off Christmas special follows four unlikely lads and a lass from Liverpool, as they head to Manger Square to decorate Bethlehem in time for Christmas. For the last five years, a Christmas decorating company from Liverpool has lit up the Holy Land, and this year, the team, led by project manager Ged, are packing up their baubles, tinsels and festive lights to do it again.
But with budget cuts; a new working relationship with the locals; and the discovery that their lights are stuck on route in Istanbul; let alone the sensitivities of travelling to the Middle East – nothing proves straightforward. But with the experience of decorating the Natural History Museum, Harrods and the homes of the rich and famous, the team won’t be put off. And so a journey of joy, laughter and cross-cultural Christmas cheer unfolds in the birthplace of baby Jesus.
Exec Prod: Paula Trafford
Prod/Dir: John Moulson
Prod Co: Daisybeck Studios
The World’s Best Christmas Lights: From Liverpool To Bethlehem airs Saturday 23 December 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.