Monday, October 28, 2013

Charlotte Holiday Lighting: Lessons From Clark Griswold

With Christmas less than two months away, homeowners are starting to gear up for their Charlotte holiday lighting projects. This means several trips to the dusty attic, countless hours of untangling strands of lights, checking bulbs and a long weekend on the ladder. There is nothing like a house that is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, but putting it all together can be a pain.

As Charlotte's top holiday lighting company, Irrigation and Lighting Specialist can help take the stress out of your holiday season with our decorating service. Our holiday lighting team specializes in creating festive designs that will compliment the exterior of your house and spread Christmas cheer. From Christmas lights to lawn ornaments, we take care of everything.

Charlotte Christmas Lighting Vacation

If you have ever seen any of the National Lampoon Vacation movies, then you are familiar with the Griswold family and their goofy world of mishaps and shenanigans. In the 1989 installment of the series, Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, decides to host his family for the holidays in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

While Clark is hoping for a nice vacation at home with his family, we soon see that he has bitten off more than he can chew, especially when it comes to Christmas lights. Below, we explore some hilarious mistakes made by Clark in his attempt to create a memorable holiday light show. 

A Tangled Mess

Clark starts his holiday lighting adventure by unloading  and sorting through several boxes of extremely tangled lights. By the looks of it, his lights were just thrown into the box the previous year. 

To avoid a tangled mess, be sure to be carefully package your lights at the end of the season. It will pay off when you have to get them out next year. Irrigation Lighting Specialist takes down all your lights and decorations, wraps them up and safely prepares them for storage.

Dangers of a Staple Gun and Ladder

In the next part of Clark's holiday lighting project, he finds that hanging lights is harder and more hazardous than he thought. After stapling his entire sleeve to the house, he nearly tips the ladder over and falls.

This is just a movie. In real life, Mr. Griswold would be visiting the emergency room. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that around 18,000 individuals received medical care for holiday decorating falls. Don't hurt yourself, let the experts at Irrigation and Lighting Specialist handle the entire installation process.


After installing 25,000 Italian-imported twinkle lights, Clark calls the entire family onto the lawn to debut the fruits of his labor. After a family drumroll, Clark hits the switch to find that none of the lights work. He checks every bulb and still can't find the problem. We find out later that the outlet switch wasn't turned on.

When you hire Irrigation and Lighting Specialist for your holiday decorating needs, you can count on your lights working. We check all the bulbs for you and complete any maintenance to ensure you don't leave your audience disappointed.

Professional Design and Safety 

After a long and frustrating battle with his Christmas lights, Clark finally gets his display to work. But, as you can see in the video clip above, there are several things wrong with the Griswold Christmas abode.

In addition to the surge protecter at the back of the house, the electrical socket in the garage is far too overloaded. This is a huge fire hazard and can send your Christmas spirit to a screaming halt. When we install your holiday decorations, we always follow the strictest safety guidelines to guarantee the safety of you and your home.

Second of all, the lighting design is obtrusive. In comedic fashion, Clark goes a little overboard with the lights - so much that it blinds his neighbors. It may seem funny, but this actually happens. Novice Christmas light decorators end up creating something that is more offensive than pretty. Our lighting experts have years of experience and can create tasteful lighting scheme you'll love.

To learn more about our Charlotte holiday lighting service or to schedule a free holiday decorating consolation, call John Minor with Irrigation and Lighting Specialist at 704-747-0235 or 803-831-0506 or email John. When it comes to your holiday decorating, don't pull a Clark Griswold. Hire a professional! 

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