This year, he's upped his holiday light display to nearly 31,000 bulbs.
His North Roanoke County, Virginia, home draws crowds for the lights and the music.
He even has a soundtrack that plays over a low-power FM transmitter.
Patterson figures he's using about two-thirds of a mile of extension cords.
And his light bill will go about 125 bucks for the month.
But Patterson isn't satisfied.
He says he's already planning changes for next year.