Channel 4, 24th November 2021
Channel 4 has commissioned Northern Ireland-based Strident Media to produce a seasonal special following the UK’s most in-demand professional Christmas decorators.
Ever wish it could be Christmas every day? In the world of The Christmas Decorators it is. Deck the Halls: The Luxury Christmas Decorators joins Britain’s busiest and best tree trimmers and wreath hangers as they transform some of the country’s most iconic locations into stunning, one-of-a-kind winter wonderlands.
From the Natural History Museum and Blenheim Palace to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and London’s exclusive The Lansdowne Club, cameras follow the elves of Liverpool-based business The Christmas Decorators as they tackle the unique challenges at each world-famous location, creating enchanting festive designs to wow visitors.
With tight deadlines to meet and more jobs to be done than in Santa’s workshop, not to mention unexpected hiccups to tackle along the way, all eyes are on the big switch-ons when the designs are revealed in all their festive glory. It’s in this all-or-nothing moment The Christmas Decorators know whether they’ve delivered the magic of Christmas.
A sparkly Yuletide treat, Deck the Halls: The Luxury Christmas Decorators is Strident Media’s first commission for Channel 4 following the Belfast-based company being awarded Channel 4’s inaugural Emerging Indie Fund.
The 1×60’ film was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features with Deborah Dunnett and Gill Brown, commissioning editors, Daytime and Features. Kelda Crawford-McCann is executive producer for Strident Media with James Harrison as producer-director.
Deborah Dunnett said: “I’m delighted to have commissioned Strident’s first production for Channel 4 and what a Christmas cracker of a show. From decadent decorations in glorious locations to the drama of potential Grinch-like disasters, not to mention a wonderfully jolly cast of characters, this festive special is one not to be missed.”
Kelda Crawford-McCann said: “Christmas certainly came early for Strident when we got our first Channel 4 commission. We’re delighted to be working with Deborah Dunnett our very own Christmas Fairy!”