How to Pick The Perfect Christmas Movies This Holiday Season

Christmas is the perfect time of year to cozy up with your loved ones and watch a movie. The holiday season offers a variety of movies the entire family can enjoy –  it’s picking one that everyone will love that can be the challenge. This Christmas, as you prepare for family get-togethers, date nights, movie nights with the kids or a simple movie night alone, use this blog as your guide to pick the perfect holiday movie that everyone can enjoy! 

Perfect Movie For the Kids This Holiday Season

Every family member has their own taste in movies, and that doesn’t change once the holiday season comes around. Children are always looking for the perfect movie that will make them laugh and fill them with holiday cheer, and there are a lot to choose from. These three animated movies offer the best of both worlds:

  • Frozen 
  • Polar Express 
  • Klaus

Perfect Date Night Christmas Movies 

Once all of the presents have been placed under the tree, Christmas Eve is the perfect time for couples to enjoy a holiday date night together! With classics and new releases to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the perfect date night movie. From romance to drama, we believe that these three Christmas movies are perfect for every holiday date night:

  • The Holiday 
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas 
  • It’s a Wonderful Life 

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Christmas Movies For The Whole Family 

On Christmas day when all the aunts, uncles and cousins have gathered, it can be impossible to select a movie that everyone agrees on. We searched and found some of the top-rated Christmas movies of every age category, with comedies being a clear leader of the pack. The three following movies are sure to be enjoyed by the youngest and oldest members of your family this Christmas:

  • Elf 
  • Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer 
  • Home alone 

Holiday Movies to Watch Alone

Whether you’re baking holiday treats or simply cozying up in bed, enjoying a Christmas movie can still be fun when you’re by yourself. While you may want to save your favourites to watch with your loved ones, we have come up with three perfect movies sure to make you smile:

  • Home alone
  • Spirited 
  • Muppet Christmas Carol 

The best way to enjoy holiday films is surrounded by a cozy Christmas atmosphere. The experts at Christmas Lights by Skedaddle are here to help! Inquire today to ensure a stress-free, beautiful holiday season this year.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional for Christmas Light Install

As the holiday season approaches, home owners are beginning to plan and prepare for the annual tradition of decorating their property. Although the end result is worth the work, the task of installing holiday decor can be strenuous. The activity often entails climbing to the highest points of the home, which is very dangerous and can result in serious injury. Hiring professional decorators who can take care of all the dangerous parts of holiday decorating, leaves you with the fun part – the design. With the help of our team at Christmas Lights by Skedaddle, your only task will be deciding how you want your holiday home to look, leaving all the heavy lifting to the professionals.

Whether you want to be the most decorated home on the block or a simple cozy light display for the holidays, our team at Skedaddle Christmas Lights has developed a system that is customizable to each homeowner’s design needs. From design, to installation, to storage and maintenance, we take care of everything. Aside from avoiding a slippery roof, you may be asking, how can I benefit from hiring professionals to install my holiday decor? Let this blog teach you why hiring a professional decorator is the perfect plan this holiday season.

1. Eliminate Risk of Injury

The most important reason that you should call in the professionals to handle your home decor this year is to ensure your safety. Installing decor can be extremely dangerous, especially once the snow and ice begin to settle on your roof. Even scaling ladders requires professional training to be done safely. Without the knowledge and equipment required to safely get to the top of the roof, you may fall and injure yourself or others. Once on the roof, ice, snow, weak points, and the steep slope can result in a dangerous fall. Our team of professional decorators come to every home with the proper training and experience to safely reach every high point of a home, and neatly install the lights along all of those hard to reach areas.

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2. A Beautiful Display Within Your Budget

It can be hard to find nice holiday lights that are designed to last for several winter seasons, and even harder to find them at a reasonable price. The bigger your home, the more lights required to make your home stunning for the holidays. When working with professionals, you are given top of line products that will not diminish from even the coldest winter day. Our team will work with you to create the holiday decor of your dreams within your budget. You decide every detail from the specific colour to the overall aesthetic. Our premium quality lights and decor outshine any light you will find on the shelf, resulting in a professional and polished look without the task of installing or purchasing them yourself.

3. Hassle-free Storage and Maintenance

Installing decor is boring, but taking it down is an even more unbearable task. Placing all those wet cords of lights, decorations and wreaths neatly away in storage boxes takes hours of work, and usually results in a disorganised jumble of decor stuffed in a cardboard box until next year. As a part of our process, Christmas Lights by Skedaddle will remove and store all decor for homeowners. Your custom decor will be safely stored until the following year.

Winter weather can also cause a number of issues with holiday decorations, from fallen wreaths to damaged lights. Our team is only a phone call away all season long to make sure your property is stunning for the entire holiday season.

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4. Changeable Designs Each Year

Design ideas change every year, and your taste in holiday decor can change too. Rather than displaying the same coloured lights each year, we offer homeowners the opportunity to try new designs and colours. At no additional cost, you can customize your design and lighting pattern every holiday season, leaving you with endless possibilities. Our LED lights give customers hundreds of colours and designs to select from, with each creating a new aesthetic and feeling for your home. If you’re looking for white and bright one year, and warm and colourful the next, our team has got you covered.

5. Daytime and Landscaping Decor

At Christmas Lights by Skedaddle, we specialize in all your decor needs, and believe each property’s best features should be highlighted, including the landscaping. The help of a professional eye is the best way to use your front and back lawn to their fullest potential. Lawn, bush, and tree decor can make your property even more stunning for the holiday season.

Holiday decor doesn’t just apply to the evening hours. We have a variety of daytime display options including pre-lit wreaths, garland and bows to make your home shine at all hours of the day, and will be custom fit to your property to compliment your light display.

Rely on Christmas Lights by Skedaddle

Our unique process takes away all the stress of holiday decor, allowing homeowners to enjoy the season with their family and friends. We take your specific holiday decor ideas and create a customized display based on your needs, and budget. Once you are pleased with our design, we will install your unique display that you and your neighbours can enjoy for the entire holiday season. Don’t add stress to your Christmas holiday this year. Instead, call the professionals at Christmas Lights by Skedaddle.

2019 Christmas Contest Rules & Regulations



Disclaimer: Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.  

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating in this sweepstake you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims. 

Winner will be selected at random through all review channels under the supervision of CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL. 

The winner of this sweepstake shall acknowledge and confirm that: 

  1. He/She is an individual resident of Ontario, Canada who has reached the age of majority in my province of residence or he/she have had my parent or legal guardian execute this Declaration and Release on my behalf;
  2. By participating, he/she will agree to be unconditionally bound by these rules and agree to accept the decisions of CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest. 
  3. Entries will be accepted online starting Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and ending Friday, December 20 , 2019. All online entries must be received on Friday, December 20, 2019.
  4. The campaign must be entered by he/she submitting an entry using the online form, Google Review or by using the online form, Facebook Review for CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL
  5. By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), he/she understands and agrees that CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL, anyone acting on behalf of CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL, licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the sweepstake, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 
  6. He/She confirms that they have not participated in and will not participate in any unlawful act or any other deceptive or dishonest act with respect to the Sweepstake, including without limitation, tampering with the selection process and/or the operation of the Sweepstake.


As (the “Winner”) of the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL prizing Sweepstake, he/she has been selected to receive a prize consisting of: Country Gift Basket. Value of the prize $35.00. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY SKEDADDLE HUMANE WILDLIFE CONTROL

If winner cannon be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

Top 5 Decorating Tips from Professional Holiday Decorators

1. Balance: The key to a memorable holiday display

When it comes to designing and installing a clean and elegant holiday display one of the most important features is balance. If the lights aren’t evenly spaced or are too concentrated in one area it can throw off the entire look and feel. How can you achieve balanced holiday lighting?

2. Custom Cut

What truly separates professional Christmas lights from those available at the local hardware store is the ability to custom cut the wire to any home’s exact specifications. Custom cut lights give professional installers the ability to put lights exactly where they want them. This means they don’t have to find a place for extra footage or leave other sections of roof line short.

3. Height

When most people think of Christmas lights their thoughts immediately go to roof lighting but it’s important to consider the entire property when decorating. To balance lights that run along the roof line there are a number of lighting options at lower levels that help make the display look more full.

  • Highlight landscaping by lighting trees and shrubs
  • Accentuate windows by lighting their perimeter
  • Ground lighting for garden edges, driveways and walkways
  • Lit wreaths and garland offer day and night time decor


4. Depth

One aspect of a balanced display that is often forgotten is depth of light. This can be achieved in a number of different ways. One of the more stunning ways to add depth to roof lighting is extending the lights beyond the roof line and running them along the ridges. This creates an almost 3D appearance and highlights the unique features of the roof line.

Depth can also be added by lighting elements at both the front and back of the property. Very often this can be done through landscape lighting and selecting trees and shrubs that are both close to the as well as the street. Ground lighting that runs along the edge of a pathway or garden can also create stunning sight lines.

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5. Be Selective

When it comes to decorating a property for the holidays less can very often be more. As mentioned, there are many ways to create a balanced look but in most cases it only takes two or three elements to really make it happen. A careful designer will take the time to recognize the unique features of any home and property and be selective when bringing them to life.

If you’re thinking that your home could benefit from a professional Christmas light display then give us a call today to book your free consultation! Call Us at 1-866-650-9930

Top 5 Benefits of Residential Christmas Lights

We have all been there, you put it off for as long as you could but the day has come, it’s time to put up your Christmas lights. It’s cold out and that ball of lights from the basement is a tangled mess. You’re up and down a ladder all day and the worst part is you have to do it all over again in the new year.

This season, leave the decorating to us. Christmas Lights by Skedaddle is a premier holiday lighting company with experts in over 300 markets across North America including the West Island. For over 25 years, we have been taking the hassle out of holiday decorating by designing and installing memorable displays that enhance your home’s unique features and landscaping. Our professional and courteous staff take care of everything from start to finish, including:

  • Complete Design
  • Professional Installation
  • Maintenance throughout the season
  • Timely take down
  • Storage

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Christmas Lights Service

  • Completely customization decor
  • As our service starts with a free, detailed, design consultation.  One of our decor experts will come to your home, help you choose your magical display and show you a mock up of what to expect, giving you the chance to see if first!  With thousands of designs, colours and accents to choose from, you can be as creative as you want to be and also change it up from year to year.

  • Hassle-free & Stress-free holiday lights
  • Christmas Lights by Skedaddle has over 100 trained and certified technicians in ladder and roof safety, so they know their way around the home.  Avoid cold ladders, tangled lights, and icy shingles by utilizing our 30 years of experience. Ensure the perfect Christmas display with precise, clean and professional installation.

  • Get the value out of your professional lighting service
  • As professional holiday decorators we take pride in offering our customers high quality LED lights that are made to order, custom to your home and maintained all year round.  From the time we install, to take down after season, and storage, we are committed to maintaining your lights so that you can truly enjoy everything that the holidays bring. In addition to unscheduled, regular checks to ensure your lights stay lit, we offer full maintenance calls anytime, at no extra cost.  Just call and enjoy, it’s that easy.

  • Timely Take Down once the holidays are over
  • The holidays are a great time to enjoy the beauty of the winter season.  Time with family, christmas lights, carols and presents – sounds amazing.  It is also very tiring and a lot for any family, this is why not having to worry about taking down your lights, wreaths, and Santa Claus while the snow is melting, your property is cold & wet, is key! Avoid the hassle of cleaning off the decorations, packing them finely and finding a place to store them, leave to us!

  • Avoid the clutter of storing your lights
  • As we strive to really make Christmas special for families we want to take care of everything for you, that is why we also offer storage of the lights and decor your using.  Once we take everything down, we clean, sanitize, and neatly wrap everything so that it can be stored in our warehouse and marked for your convenience to use the following year!  This also helps you save as you avoid the initial measuring, planning, and building of your lighting display.


Call us today to book your complimentary design consultation! 1-866-650-9930

Shine Brighter With Christmas Lights by Skedaddle

With Christmas Lights by Skedaddle, it’s our commitment to quality that makes the difference.

Skedaddle is committed to an environmentally responsible approach to Christmas decorating by promoting the use of LED lights for all our displays. These lights glow brilliantly, consuming approximately 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting.

Our lights are brighter and our wreaths and garland are lusher than anything you can buy from your local retailer. When it comes to installation everything is custom cut to your home’s measurements and our clips and fasteners won’t damage property.

All our Christmas lights and decorations are manufactured to our exact specifications, including longer-life bulbs and lush and fuller greenery. We also use only CSA and UL-rated outdoor extension cords and a variety of property-friendly installation accessories. We stand by the outstanding quality of all our Christmas lights and home decorations.


Retail lights with one LED diode
Retail lights with one LED diode

The difference: LED lights with 5 diodes, which means 5 times brighter!
The difference: LED lights with 5 diodes, which means 5 times brighter!


Call for your free Christmas Lights quote today and be the brightest home on the block. Call Us at 1-866-650-9930

Christmas Lights by Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – A Perfect Partnership

Bill Dowd is the Founder, President and CEO of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Bill established Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989, recognizing the need for professional urban wildlife control focusing on humane removal methods.

Bill has grown Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to one of the largest urban wildlife control companies, with over 50 service vehicles in hundreds of communities across Canada and U.S.A.

Outdoor Christmas decorating is the perfect service to offer during the winter months when most of our urban wildlife are in hibernation. Along with our locations, equipment and highly trained staff, Christmas Lights by Skedaddle provides clients with captivating displays and exceptional service that are truly second to none.

Christmas Lights by Skedaddle is the best add on service for our franchisees who all operate and offer humane wildlife control . With the busiest times being October through January (approximately 100 days/year).

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has the manpower, equipment, and training to ensure that all safety and technical standards are met. This allows Skedaddle trucks and technicians to be available and equipped to install Christmas Decor lights and other decorations faster and more accurately than our competitors.

Our commitment to customer service excellence is second to none and backed by celebrating our 30 years in business!


Call 1-866-650-9930 for your free design quote today!