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A Look Behind: Holiday Checklist

Get ready for next year with these tips for maximizing cheer and minimizing stress during the holiday season

Holiday Checklist

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Holiday Checklist

• Iconic Austin brand ABC Home & Commercial Services started hanging Christmas lights a decade ago, and the company’s speedy crews come bearing LED lights, extension cords, timers, fuses, and custom-cut light strands the first year you become a customer. Then, you own the high-quality lights (and a trusty storage bag to keep them in), which you can reinstall each year. Wreaths and garlands can also be added to front doors and windows. Plus, giving back to the community has always been part of ABC’s mission; ABC sponsors events like the Kite Festival and the Winnie the Pooh corner at the Trail of Lights. This is of special significance to ABC owner Bobby Jenkins, who honors his late grandson, Moss Pieratt, with the display. “The Trail of Lights is an iconic Austin event and one of the best family events in the city,” Jenkins says. It is a great gathering for people of all ages to come together to kick of the holiday season.” ABC can also get you ready for the new year with power washing or a backyard lighting installation. Twinkly lights make everything better.

• Austin-and Nashville-based Gracious Garlands sources fresh greenery from the mountains of North Carolina and shapes them into stunning wreaths and festive garlands that are available through preorder or at one of the company’s pop-up shops.

• Up your gingerbread house-making party by getting Santa himself to make an appearance (, or head to the Caswell House for the Austin Junior Forum’s annual Milk & Cookies With Santa party.

Read more from the Interiors Issue | January 2018