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

American Christmas Walking Tour - 2016

December is the most magical month at American Christmas. We work for this all year long! It is an absolute thrill to see our work finally come to life after months of planning and production. I think every kid dreams of spending Christmas in New York just like in the movies. I visited New York at…Read More

March of the Wooden Soldiers

This month’s movie theme is Babes in Toyland/March of the Wooden Soldiers. In the classic movie, I remember a sense of awe in seeing the wooden soldiers march together through Toyland. It reminds me how ACI comes together as a team and approaches a holiday installation project with precision…Read More