Cleats by Bill Hinds for December 03, 2004
Man: So you want to outdo your neighbor? For a house that size you're going to need about 10,000 lights. I would recommend a mixture of colors and bulb types. You'll need a staple gun for the roof line, or you might try adhesive hooks. I'd use twinkling mini-lights for wrapping tree trunks. I've got a variety of Christmas plywood cutouts, or patterns if you want to make your own. Your going to need a few multi-outlet extension cords. And you have to be careful how you set up the power to all this stuff-you don't want to blow a fuse. Or you can forget about all of that stuff and just get one of the giant inflatables. Throw it in the yard. Plug it in. Turn it on. You're done. Abby's dad: I'm there-inflate me. Abby: Just not the inflatable nativity scene, okay, dad?