Film Shops Celebrate ChristmasDecember 21st, 2022 by Chris Collier
Christmas is just around the bend as the film industry looks forward to time with family and friends. Reflecting on the most memorable parts of the season, window tint companies shared business plans for the holidays.
“Being a Christian, I always celebrate Christmas as Christ’s birth,” says John Little, owner of All Pro Window Tinting in Decatur, Texas. “This year it is on Sunday, so it is even more of a reason to have the shop closed. My favorite part of Christmas is celebrating the birth of Christ and spending time with my family while exchanging gifts.”
Mike Powell, owner of Day To Night Window Tinting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., says his company will close for Christmas.
“We will be operating a half day Friday and close through Monday, reopening Tuesday,” Powell says. “We like to enjoy the time off with friends and family while also giving employees time to enjoy the holiday season.”
Each Christmas season, Brandon ‘Hoss’ Evans of Xtreme Shades in Smithfield, N.C., wraps a gift with fellow tinters by teaming up for a toy drive. Xtreme Shades accepts toys and raises funds for the U.S. Veterans Corps’ Toys For Lil Troops program, which provides toys specifically to the children of low-income and deployed troops. Each year, the organization delivers toys to local military installations such as Fort Bragg, Camp LeJeune, Fort Lee, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Fort Meade, Fort Stewart, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base and more.
“I’ve been fortunate enough; I didn’t grow up in that type of community,” Evans says. “Seeing friends and people that didn’t get [gifts] they wanted for Christmas or only had one or two presents because their mom or dad—or both parents—didn’t go out and buy a bunch of gifts for Christmas—I think that’s one of the biggest things is adding to their Christmas morning.”
It’s a multi-year tradition that he continued this year. He plans to close shop for a few days this season.
“We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as family is most important,” Evans says. We feel Christmas is a very family-oriented time of the year as it brings everyone together. Business will still be there after—family is only alive for a short period of time.”
Evans adds, “Seeing everyone happy during this time does it for me. Which is why we do the Tint ‘N Toy drive at my shop—because of the smiles it brings to customers and the less fortunate children of the community.”