First Look: See Netflix's Festive and Fabulous New Holiday Home Makeover Show
If you need a little Christmas even before Thanksgiving, Netflix's latest home makeover series is sure to put you in the spirit of the season — and have you dragging those holiday decorations out of the attic early!
Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas (premiering November 18) follows host and interior designer Benjamin Bradley, who has earned the nickname "Mr. Christmas" for his "healthy obsession" with the holidays, as he decks the halls of family homes and beyond. "We're going Christmas balls to the wall," he jokes in the trailer, premiering exclusively with PEOPLE, above.
Bradley is a lifelong Christmas fanatic — he once estimated his own collection of decor to be over 3,000 pieces — and on the show, which filmed last year, he puts his encyclopedic holiday knowledge and serious crafting skills to use creating a winter wonderland for each of his clients.
In each of the four 40-ish-minute episodes, Bradley (who pulls up in a vintage red pick-up truck with a wreath on the grill, naturally) and his team of "elves" have two days to conjure some holiday magic and completely transform the spaces of a unique set of clients: One family is transitioning from the holiday being hosted at grandma's house to her daughter's (something the matriarch is not thrilled with); another is hoping to combine Christmas and Hanukkah traditions.
While Bradley does love a Santa, not every house has a run-of-the-mill red-and-green theme. One family with two small kids gets a candy shop-inspired motif, while another makeover outfits a local firehouse with festive tributes to the first responders.
Unlike your traditional makeover show, in which the homeowners typically swing a sledgehammer on demo day then step away, Bradley makes a point to involve them in the decorating and help create new traditions, like having a special tree the kids adorn together or hanging stockings in a special spot they'll repeat each year.
He does have them vacate the workshop however for the second day in order to have a magical "reveal" moment where the clients and the crew stand outside at night holding candles before flipping the switch on a stunning light display that guarantees Santa can't miss them.
Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas premieres on Netflix November 18.
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