Goodbye Summer, Hello Christmas (well, sort of…)

The hot days and summer months are almost behind us which means there will soon be a crispness in the air and Fall will be here soon. As lovely as the long and languid days were, summer is always a very busy time for us here at American Christmas. Hmm… But Christmas is nowhere near summer… Most…Read More

Christmas spirit throughout the year

We’re entering the fifth month of the year and here at American Christmas, we’ve been thinking about one of the things we love most about Christmas and the holiday season: Christmas spirit. To us, the spirit of the season embodies the very best of humanity. People smile at strangers and wish…Read More

True Stories from an AC Supervisor in NYC

As one of many installation supervisors for American Christmas, I am constantly running around the boroughs of New York (and beyond) doing what we do best: bringing joy, wonder, and awe to all during the holiday season. We pride our install operations to be done quickly, efficiently, and leaving…Read More

American Christmas Walking Tour - 2017

A few years ago, we created a walking tour in response to requests from friends and family who wanted to see our work. This tour is a pretty efficient guide to seeing a handful of our jobs, including several New York City highlights. Click Here to View PDF of Walking TourRead More

American Christmas News

To Our Clients and Friends: My father, Marvin Schwam, founded American Christmas in 1968. He was an artist and entrepreneur who ultimately ran three companies. In 1988, at the age of 21 and a recent college graduate, I took over American Christmas and began my 29 year career as owner and CEO. I am…Read More

Jingle All the Way

My name is Alrick McLeod and I am a member of the American Christmas production team. This month’s movie theme is Jingle All the Way. Jingle All the Way is a movie about one person, Howard Langston, who is under pressure in pursuit of the ultimate Christmas gift for his child. And much like…Read More

The Polar Express

Each month this year, our blog features a holiday movie theme. This month it is The Polar Express. Polar Express is about a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.…Read More


My name is Chris Reeves and I’m a Special Projects Manager at American Christmas. It’s my turn to introduce this month’s movie theme—Elf. Elf is a movie about innocence, goodness and Christmas cheer. In the movie, while Santa is making his rounds, a child crawls into Santa’s sack and…Read More

Surviving Christmas

My name is Dashona Minor and I am a Production Assistant at American Christmas. For the Blog this month, the movie theme is “Surviving Christmas”. This time of year, now that Christmas has become another memory, I think everyone experiences some degree of “Surviving Christmas”. Here at…Read More

Frosty the Snowman

My name is Anderson Jimenez and I am an Assistant Floor Manager at American Christmas. It is my turn to introduce this month’s movie theme which is Frosty the Snowman. Just like Frosty had to deal with some difficult weather conditions, we also have to work through the toughest winter weather.…Read More