Company planning Christmas decorations now

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  • Scott Lamar

A beautiful display of Christmas lights illuminates a dark, snowy evening.

Air date: August 12, 2022

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It’s August – temps have been in the high 90s for the past week. Schools are yet to open and football season and cool fall weather are just weeks away.

But there’s a local business that wants its customers to start thinking about the holidays and more specifically Christmas decorations. It’s called Harrisburg’s Christmas decor.

Fridays Smart talkcompany owner Nikos Phelps told us: “The one thing we’ve discovered over the years is that we have a limited window to turn on the Christmas lights for the holidays and we don’t haven’t found anyone yet who would like to have them installed after Christmas, so for us what we’re trying to do is we’re trying to get people to start thinking about the holiday season so that we can put them on our calendar and have them run and taken care of so that when the holiday season they plan dinners and gift shopping comes around, they don’t even have to worry about it.

Phelps said Christmas Decor meets with customers, helps them plan their displays, sets up all the lights — company-provided lights — and takes them down after the holidays.

What do most people like? “When we started about 14 years ago, everything was 95% warm white lights. And over the years, we find that color is becoming more common. And maybe it’s you know, maybe someone put red. So it’s white and red or red, okay. Red, white and green. And what we’re seeing now is that about 40% of our screens have an element of color. And because people have the ability to change things from year to year, some people get creative. So you’ll have purple and white or purple, white and blue or blue and green and so we kind of saw the full spectrum.


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