A Cautionary Christmas Tale: Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Here’s a little holiday story we want to share with our readers. Once upon a time there was die-hard do-it-yourselfer. He mows his own lawn, fixes his leaky faucets, and even changes his own oil. That kind of guy…we all know them.

It was approaching the holidays, and he was inspired while watching The Great Christmas Light Fight on TV. He thought to himself, “Heck, yeah! I could do that.” So the next day he headed to his local big box store and loaded up his cart full to the brim with Christmas lights and decorations.

He arrived home and unloaded his purchases from the car while his kids watched in wonder. As he was walking across the lawn, the well-meaning do-it-yourselfer tripped on a landscaping rock and dropped the heavy load he was carrying. When he bent to pick everything up, he pulled a muscle in his back.

But he was a trooper, so he pushed through the pain because he didn’t want to let the kids down. They were so excited about the beautiful light display he was about to install.

He grabbed his rickety ladder, leaned it up against the house, and began installing the lights. But they were crooked. “Ugh,” he thought, “that’s not the look I’m going for.” So he started over. Still crooked. He started to perspire as he became more and more frustrated.

His wife came out to check on his progress. As he turned to look at her, he lost his balance and fell off the ladder, twisting his ankle. While he was laying on the ground, the mosquitos found him.

Back and ankle aching, dripping in sweat, and cursing to himself under his breath, still he pushed on. He didn’t want to disappoint the kids who were hoping to be the envy of the neighbors.

Several hours later, our sweaty, aching, itchy do-it-yourselfer finished decorating and was ready to behold his handiwork. He plugged the lights into an extension cord. Sparks begin to fly, singeing his eyebrows. Clearly, he miscalculated the electrical load.

Meanwhile, his neighbor across the street was enjoying a cold beer while watching the game. His brilliant No Fuss Lights were the talk of the neighborhood. This neighbor knew his limitations and understood that sometimes it’s just better to hire the experts.

This year, take a load off and let the professionals at No Fuss Lights bring some holiday cheer to your home. Not only will we install your lights, but we’ll also take them down and properly store them for you. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood!

Be like the smart neighbor, and call us ASAP at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate. We serve the Greater Houston area, so our calendar fills up fast!

The Best Christmas Lights in Houston

If your family is like ours, they love driving around town and visiting local hotspots looking for the most amazing Christmas light displays in the Greater Houston area. As light installation professionals, we can certainly give props to our peers who light up the town!

While driving around in your own car is definitely the safest way to enjoy the holiday lights, many local tourist spots are requiring masks and working their hardest to keep you safe in 2020 despite COVID-19.

Here are a few of our favorite holiday light displays in Houston and surrounding areas:

Houston Zoo – Zoo Lights
Enjoy a cup of cocoa while you stroll around the beautifully decorated grounds of the Houston Zoo.

Moody Garden Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights is a magical display, and Moody Gardens in Galveston offers so much more. It’s truly an immersive experience.

Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular
Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of public gatherings, the Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular event will be reimagined this year. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Space Center Houston – Galaxy Lights
Space Center Houston has gotten into the lighting game with “the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas.”

River Oaks
River Oaks is known as THE neighborhood with the best Christmas light displays in town. Check out River Oaks Country Club, Inwood Drive, Willowick and Del Monte streets.

Lights in the Heights
Another neighborhood known for amazing displays is The Heights. You can check it out on foot or by car.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Billed as the “best holiday display in all the land,” Constellation Field in Sugar Land brings the season to life.

Sadly, the Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park in LaMarque is taking a year off in 2020 due to COVID-19, but be sure to plan a visit in 2021.

No matter where you live in the Greater Houston area, you can be sure to find amazing displays to enjoy in your neck of the woods.

After visiting these incredible displays, bring the magic to your home with professionally installed holiday lights by No Fuss Lights. Be sure to call us ASAP at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate. We serve the Greater Houston area, so we book up fast!

Bringing Light to the Holidays During Coronavirus

It’s no understatement to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. COVID-19 has turned all of our lives upside down, and we’re doing the best we can to cope with life during a pandemic.

Many of us are struggling with how to bring a sense of normalcy to the holidays this year, especially considering it’s all about gathering together with friends and families. How can we celebrate safely while COVID-19 is still spreading in our community?

Here are some tips for keeping the holidays festive and safe, even during the Coronavirus pandemic:

  • Indoor family gatherings seem to be where COVID-19 is spreading right now. Instead of gathering indoors, invite your family and friends over for an outdoor celebration.
  • Keep your gatherings short, the guest list small, and put plenty of distance between your guests. Give the gift of individual-sized hand sanitizers and festive masks.
  • The jury is still out on whether or not air travel is safe. If you can’t spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa with your loved ones, consider setting up a group Zoom call.
  • Get your flu shot. Ain’t no one got time to catch the flu and Coronavirus this year!
  • If you’re dressing up for Halloween, don’t let a costume mask replace your fabric mask or combine the two together.
  • Check out more recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.

Even though we’re facing dark times, we can’t let the chaos and turmoil in our world bring us down. Instead, we need to bring more light in our lives. Christmas lights, to be specific.

Although we complain about Houston’s brutal summers, we’re so fortunate that fall and winter are pleasantly mild here, and we can enjoy being outdoors throughout the year.

Since we’ll be spending more time outdoors in this lovely weather, make sure your home’s exterior is up to par with outdoor lights by No Fuss Lights.

Lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore! We can decorate your home for all the holidays: Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and for pretty much any other occasion you can imagine.

Make your home the envy of your neighbors. Give us a call at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate.

We serve the Greater Houston area, so we book up fast. Schedule your appointment today!

Hit a Home Run with Sports Team-Themed Christmas Lights

How Big of a Fan Are You?

If you’re a Houston Astros, Texans, or Rockets fan, we’re betting your Christmas tree has at least one ornament featuring your favorite sports team.

If you deck out your entire Christmas tree in team-themed ornaments, then that means that you’re a true fan. Check out these Christmas trees on Pinterest.

But if you’re the ULTIMATE FAN, you’ve got season tickets, all the team apparel, can recite all the stats from the beginning of time, and you also decorate your entire house with sports-themed Christmas lights! Check out this house lit up for the Astros, this one decorated for the Texans, and this one decorated for the Rockets. Pretty impressive stuff.

Show Off Your True Colors

Prove your love for your favorite team by lighting up the neighborhood with orange and blue lights for the Astros, red and blue lights for the Texans, or red and white lights for the Rockets.

Not only will you be the envy of your neighbors, but you’ll also show the world who is really the biggest fan of all time. Do it right, and you might even become a photo opp for the neighbors (won’t they be jealous!) or make it onto the local news.

No Fuss Lights can set you up and save you hours of work during the busiest time of the year. We set up, take down and store your lights for you. Couldn’t be easier!

Make your plans now, and give us a call at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate. But do it ASAP as we book up fast.

Who’s the Biggest Fan?

Do you decorate for the holidays with your favorite team colors? If so, we’d love to see some pictures. Show off your handiwork by sharing them on social media using the hashtag #nofusslights.

Christmas Lights Aren’t Just for Christmas Anymore!

October 31 is right around the corner! Are y’all ready with your inflatable Frankensteins, spooky pumpkins and exterior Halloween lights? Wait…what?!?

You heard us right—exterior Halloween lights. They’re a real thing now, and they’re SPOOKTACULAR!

Because Christmas lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore! They’re for Halloween, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and pretty much any other major holiday you can think of.

We all know this time of year is crazy, so save yourself the time and hassle and let No Fuss Lights take care of ALL your exterior holiday lights.

Make Your Home a Fright!

Get into the spirit of the holidays, and make your home a showcase of the neighborhood and the envy of your neighbors. Whether you’re more of a Casper the Friendly Ghost or a serious Amityville Horror fan, No Fuss Lights has got you covered.

Instead of the same old lame pumpkins and hay bales, up your decorating game and get some unique lighting ideas here or on Pinterest. Add in your own creepy yard décor, and we’ll take care of installing, removing and storing your lights.

Choose Your Color Scheme

Orange is the obvious choice, but you could also go with orange and purple or green or blue for an equally spooky atmosphere. If you’re looking for super ghastly look (think haunted graveyard at night), try red and orange, which will look like flames! Add in some mummies, zombies, skeletons, ghosts hanging from the trees, giant spiders, and super creepy mood music, and your trick or treaters will be in for a frightful treat!

Safe Trick or Treating

If you’re concerned about how to trick or treat safely this year, check out these suggestions:

  • Spread candy out on a table or sidewalk
  • Get your robot to hand out candy (no joke!)
  • Create a candy chute
  • And the easiest one: make a mask part of your costume!

The most important thing to remember: less is NEVER more when it comes to the holidays!

Game Recognizes Game: No Fuss Lights Gives Props To Astros-Themed Christmas Light Display

We at No Fuss Lights are very proud of the holiday lighting displays that we provide for Houston-area homes and businesses. Even so, we are humble enough to acknowledge privately-created Christmas displays that knock our socks off.

Like this home in League City:

Not only do the lights blink and flash to music, but the windows display video screens that show footage of the Houston Astros and their World Series title celebration earlier this month. In addition, the lighting arrangements spell out various words (like “Astros” and “World Series Champions!”), and viewers can listen to the music, game broadcast audio, and interview comments from players on their own FM radios by tuning them to a specific frequency. (Oh, and you can also watch Santa Claus as he “works” inside the house!)

Since video of this home was first tweeted out on Monday, it has received over 6,800 Likes and more than 4,000 retweets as of noon Wednesday. (We won’t tell you exactly where it is, since the street it is on will become very crowded soon enough.)

We also want to remind you that time is running out to have No Fuss Lights design and install your Christmas light display. Though we can’t offer something like what you see in the video, we can help your home become the envy of the neighborhood!

Call No Fuss Lights today at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate. But do it today, because won’t be long before we are fully booked for 2017. Let us decorate your home this year with absolutely “No Fuss!”

Four Weeks ‘Til Christmas! Time to Call No Fuss Lights

Guess what, Houston? Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the Christmas season is officially upon us. In fact, today is the “four weeks to go” mark before December 25 arrives.

Put another way, it’s officially the “You can’t put it off any longer” season.

Plenty of people love to procrastinate when it comes to Christmas, but with trees going up and holiday music playing everywhere, there’s no denying that the yuletide clock is ticking. That means if you haven’t begun looking for gifts, planning holiday trips, or finalizing your Christmas card list, then you’d better get started pronto!

Yes, that means putting up Christmas lights and decorations around your home or business. But here’s a little good news: No Fuss Lights can take care of all that for you – if you call us right away!

After all, No Fuss Lights is more than halfway through our light installation season, and our appointment book is getting close to capacity. But we still have a few slots left for people who have put off calling us.

We’ll come to your home and give you a free estimate, and we’ll set up an installation date. Then we’ll come back and decorate your home, yard, and property with durable, festive LED lights. And once Christmas 2017 is in your rearview mirror, we’ll return and take everything down for you.

But partnering with No Fuss Lights isn’t like Christmas shopping – you can’t put it off until a day or two before Christmas Day. So give us a call right now at 281-809-7021 to get on our calendar. Then you can cross “hanging Christmas lights” off your holiday to-do list and have more time to tend to those (last-minute?) Christmastime tasks!

We’ll even decorate your palm tree if you want!

No Fuss Lights Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

No Fuss Lights wants to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy and memorable Thanksgiving holiday weekend. With all of the turmoil caused by Hurricane Harvey this year, many Houston-area families will pause to count their blessings and enjoy their time with family and friends.

If your Thanksgiving Day celebration was anything like ours, it primarily revolved around food, family, and football. It was also the biggest diet “cheat day” of the year as people filled their plates with as much turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and other goodies as their stomach could handle. (And then went back for seconds!) Once the meal was over, everyone sprawled in front of the television to watch football and enjoy the tryptophan-induced haze together with their loved ones.

As you relax during your long weekend, we propose that you spare a thought for Christmas lights.

Seriously? you ask. At this moment, I don’t have the inner strength to think about all the untangling, testing, and hanging that comes with putting up Christmas lights on my home.

That’s exactly our point.

This year, why don’t you let No Fuss Lights take care of all that for you? We’ll decorate your home with beautiful, durable LED Christmas lights. And once the holidays are over, we’ll even come back and take them all down and haul them away. You won’t even have to think about stepping on a ladder at all.

Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

Just call No Fuss Lights at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate. We’ll take this task “off your plate” this year so you can spend more time enjoying the holidays with your family and friends. After all the hard work and stress you’ve endured so far this year, you’ve earned it!

No Fuss Lights Also Handles Wreaths, Garlands, and Lawn Displays (Oh, My!)

When it comes to Christmas decorations, No Fuss Lights is definitely best known for our eye-catching holiday light displays. After all, it’s part of our name.

But it’s important to know that we’re more than just twinkling lights. No Fuss Lights can provide several other kinds of yuletide accouterments for your home or business.

  • Need a unique lawn display that lights up along with your Christmas lights? No Fuss Lights can do that.
  • Looking for some festive garlands that can adorn your outdoor balcony, property fence, or interior staircases? No Fuss Lights can take care of that as well.
  • Want a beautiful wreath to be hung on your door, in all of your windows, or in a spot high off the ground that’s difficult to reach? Not a problem for No Fuss Lights.
  • Would you like some holiday accents placed throughout your property, such as a red bow on your gate, red ribbon wrapping your lamppost, or ornaments dangling from your trees? That’s right – No Fuss Lights is the company to call.

Our experienced designers will work with you to create a holiday display that’s perfect for your home, business, or neighborhood. We’ll install and hang every part of your display, make sure that it’s powered correctly so that no circuits are overloaded, and then return after the holidays to remove it all and haul it away.

In short, we can give you the dazzling, breathtaking holiday display that you’re looking for – without the fuss!

Call No Fuss Lights today at 281-809-7021 to get your free quote. But hurry! Christmas is only 35 days away!

What Does the Fox (TV Affiliate) Say About No Fuss Lights?


No Fuss Lights has earned a reputation for providing high-quality service and superior holiday display designs in the Houston area – and the local media are starting to take notice.

Earlier this week, KRIV-TV FOX 26 visited our crew while we were decorating a home. Reporter Rashi Vats spoke with No Fuss Lights owner John Emanuel about decorating for Christmas in November. The FOX 26 cameraperson also recorded some excellent shots of our technicians hard at work, and viewers were treated to images of some of No Fuss Lights’ finished projects. The segment aired during FOX 26’s morning news coverage on Tuesday.

Here’s a clip from the segment:



We’d like to thank the folks at FOX 26 for stopping by and chatting with us. And as for whether it’s too early to decorate for Christmas, No Fuss Lights can tell you firsthand that many Houston-area homeowners, businesses, and communities are already letting us install beautiful LED lights on their property.

Here’s the good news: we still have a few spots left on our schedule between now and Christmas. We’ll come out to your home or business, decorate it to your liking, fix any problem which may arise between now and the New Year, and then return to take down everything and haul it away – so you can have a “No Fuss” holiday season!

But don’t put it off! Call us today at 281-809-7021 for a free estimate.

P.S. – If you’re interested in working for No Fuss Lights this holiday season, give us a call. We’re looking for a few good people to help us spread the holiday cheer!