How to Open Christmas Lights

Opening Christmas lights seems easy enough but even during the opening, they can get tangled. Also lightly stretching them out before you start will get you better coverage for decorating so you can use fewer lights!

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Hey Matt and Mike The Christmas Guys™ here with you with another pro Christmas light installation tip. One of the most infuriating things is opening up new lights. I would have to agree Matt. We’re just going to show you some quick techniques to make sure they are all good to go and start decorating with. What we have here is a 60 LED blue lighting system, it’s called a light strand actually. The first thing you want to do is untie the twisty tie. Always keep the twisty ties that’ll be another video, you’ll need them in the end. SO I’ll put that right in my pocket right here or if you have a tool belt put it in the front of your tool belt. So what we’ll do right here I’m going to give one end to my trusty partner Matt and then, trying not to go off camera, but basically what you want to do is take a few feet at a time and stretch it out a little bit so it doesn’t clump up on you. Not too hard where you actually rip the lights off of the line. Right we learned that the hard way. This just makes it so you don’t have the triangle look which is going to make you use a lot more lights and not really give you much more of an effect. So that’s about good. The next thing you want to do is you want to take it in your hand by the female end, I’ll give the male end to my partner. Then you want to start wrapping it up. This will prevent tangles and make it very simple to start decorating when you’re wrapping your trees or your bushes. We call it a robin’s nest? We call it; well I call it a robin’s nest. So there you have it like so. And in the next video, we’re going to show you how to actually decorate an evergreen bush. Great sounds good. For more information you can visit our website at or give us a call at 518-712-XMAS, that’s 518-712-9627. See you soon, and Merry Christmas.