Santa has some competition.
Decorator Benjamin Bradley is such a whiz at spreading holiday cheer that he’s earned the nickname “Mr. Christmas.” On his reality show “Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas” (currently streaming on Netflix), he helps families make their homes festive for the season — like “Queer Eye” meets “Elf.”
Armed with tinsel, gingerbread, determination and a keen eye, Bradley, 53, can transform any living space into a winter wonderland. When would-be clients ask him for holiday help, he shows up with his dog Ebenezer — an 8-year-old black lab/pit bull mix that he affectionately calls “Ebbie” — and his head full of Yuletide inspiration.
But you don’t need to be a guest on his Netflix show for Bradley to help you deck your halls. He spoke to The Post about the do’s and don’ts of Christmas decor for this unusual pandemic holiday season.
1. Do focus on the outside
For obvious reasons (think: viral load), this Christmas will be all about the outdoors, so Bradley says festive exteriors will be essential. “The outdoor elements will see a real uptick in lights. Maybe not so much in the city — but I have seen things happening on balconies and terraces. And across America, outdoor decorating will grow since you will not be able to gather inside, as sad as that is.”
He said first-time facade-trimmers…
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