A Miami man appeared in court Thursday on a complaint that his Christmas decorations were a nuisance.

Kirk Williams is being accused of causing a traffic and noise problem with his computerized light extravaganza – a display that netted more than $500 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

“It consisted of, I don't know how many lights,” said Williams.  “Somewhere over the 20,000 range I lost count - probably a third to a half mile of extensions cords and 50 amp electrical circuits.”

A Miami man appeared in court Thursday on a complaint that his Christmas decorations were a nuisance.

Kirk Williams is being accused of causing a traffic and noise problem with his computerized light extravaganza – a display that netted more than $500 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

“It consisted of, I don't know how many lights,” said Williams.  “Somewhere over the 20,000 range I lost count - probably a third to a half mile of extensions cords and 50 amp electrical circuits.”

 Not everyone agrees

Ted Mullin, another resident in the neighborhood, said the complaints are not accurate and he is surprised the complaint was filed.

 “I can't believe someone could complain about something that would bring so much joy to the community,” said Mullin.

The music for the display is radio transmitted and Mullin said there was never more than five cars of spectators in the neighborhood at a time.

“Even if someone had parked in front of his driveway it couldn't have been over five seconds,” said Mullin.  “And they would have moved and let him in.  There was not a problem here as far as the vehicles go, it was just a joy to everyone else, and I think it bothered him.”

Williams pleaded not guilty of general nuisance Thursday, he is scheduled to reappear on Feb. 19. The judge for the case said he suggested the parties work out the problem before the next hearing.

“To me it's not really fair that someone that is just irritated with something, that 99% of people seem to love, can cause me to take a day off work and waste my time and cost me time and money, when he doesn't even have to show up,” said Williams.

As for the display

Williams said no matter the outcome he has every intention of putting the lights back up next Christmas.