About Inflatable Christmas Lights

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Once Thanksgiving is over, they appear on lawns all across America. Inflatable Christmas decorations are one of the most popular holiday trends, and more styles are available each year. They've even become a fixture at other celebrations, like Halloween. Here are some interesting facts about inflatable decorations.


It's not clear when the first inflatable Christmas decorations appeared, but "The New York Times" reported that they exploded in popularity in 2006.


Gemmy Industries manufactures many of the top inflatable brands. Their products are sold at many major retailers.

How It Works

The inflatable is connected to a fan. When the fan is plugged in, it blows air into the decoration and it pops up into the shape of a character. Many inflatables also light up.


Manufacturers recommend that you do not operate an inflatable in extremely cold temperatures.


To store an inflatable, make sure it is completely deflated and dried. Pack it in a box or bag. Store it in a dry, cool area.


Patch up holes in an inflatable with clear packing tape or by sewing the hole shut with regular thread.

Fun Fact

An inflatable's power consumption is equal to that of a strand of Christmas lights.

Who Can Help

  • Gemmy Industries

About this Author

Susan Miskelly is a freelance writer and editor living in Rock Hill, S.C.; she specializes in a wide variety of topics, including travel, photography and technology. Miskelly is a published children's writer and has diverse experiences in corporate and nonprofit communications and publicity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood elementary education from Converse College.

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