The holidays are a time for family fun! Opening presents and eating great food are just some of the traditions that make Christmas everyone’s favorite time of the year. The real icing on the cake is of course… movies! When the weather outside is brutal and the family’s stomach is full of delicious treats, we all plop down in front of the boob tube and watch our favorite holiday films. So the team at Your Holiday Lights put together a list of the top ten Christmas movies of all time. We polled our office, family, and friends to get the most well rounded list we could. Continue reading “Top 10 Christmas Movies”

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is going to see Christmas light displays; I can remember piling in the car with my family and fighting my cousins for a window seat. Christmas light displays are as essential to Christmastime as fireworks are on the Fourth of July… But which ones are the best and how do you find them? Well, we did the work for you! Here is our list of the top 10 Christmas light displays from all over the country and a few websites to help locate great Christmas light displays near you. Continue reading “Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in America”

11/16/2017

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The holiday season has arrived! That means shopping, decorating, and stoking the fire. With all the fun that surrounds the most wonderful time of year, there are some serious dangers. Window Genie wants to wish you a happy holiday with a few safety reminders. Continue reading “Holiday Safety Tips”

Bing Crosby sang of a white Christmas, and also a Hawaiian Christmas

If you’re sick of the cold weather – escaping the norm and heading to a warm, sunny beach destination can be a great alternative way to spend the holidays… But if you’re actually a fan of cold and snowy weather, and want to elevate your Christmas spirit and enjoy the winter wonderland to its fullest… there are also plenty of cold weather retreats for you! Either way, you can leave the in-laws at home and have a holly, jolly Christmas – it’s the best time of the year! Continue reading “Top 6 Christmas Vacation Destinations”

Love it or hate it, Christmas music is inescapable this time of year! They’re classic, they’re fun and they’re earworms. Christmas music is some of the most covered music – you’ll be surprised how many different versions of your favorite tune you can find online. So in no particular order… here’s a list of some of our favorites, new and old – to get you in the Christmas spirit! ENJOY: Continue reading “Literally Just a List of Awesome Christmas Songs”

While Pinterest is generally overwhelming, (how many times have you done the whole “pin now, read later” thing and never actually tried the recipe or craft?) it really does house some phenomenal craft ideas. When it comes to keeping the kids under control and from getting too stir-crazy on a snow day, Pinterest is the go-to for kid friendly Christmas crafts for the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites, share yours below! Continue reading “Top 5 Kid Friendly DIY Christmas Crafts”

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While the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year… it can get a bit hectic as you grow older. As a child, your biggest worry around Christmas was whether or not Santa remembered to get you that ONE gift you wanted SO BADLY. Now you’re juggling the rush of shopping, scheduling, cooking, wrapping and bouncing between holiday parties at work, the neighbor’s house and your in-laws… sometimes you’re too busy to soak in all the wonderful holiday cheer surrounding you! Continue reading “5 Gift Wrapping Hacks for a Less Hectic Christmas”

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? What’s the big idea?

We dove into the interwebs to find out exactly where this tradition originated. We found some interesting stuff regarding ancient rituals and medicinal usage on top of the current-day tradition of just hanging it in the doorway and waiting underneath for a smooch! Read on to see a few of our favorite explanations: some are pretty strange, and not as romantic as you’d think! Continue reading “Traditional Tales: Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?”

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During the holiday season, Americans consume more energy than any other time of year. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration during November, December, and January all forms of energy use skyrocket. While it’s obvious that the major reason for this is keeping your home warm, there are some tricks to help keep your costs down. Continue reading “Christmastime Energy Saving Tips”