They're the images that let us know the holiday season is here. But for those without the patience and skill, there's people like Greg Floyd.
“I figured i'm not afraid of heights and I can climb a latter, so I might as well do it and make some extra money,” said professional light hanger Greg Floyd.
Floyd has been hanging lights for four years and says that recently he's seen a boom in business.
"Definitely an increase this year,” said Floyd.
"I noticed a different spirit this year, people want to get the lights. If their neighbors are doing it they want to do it."
But with prices starting at about four hundred dollars a house, you wonder why people don't just get out up there themselves.
"It is expensive, but cheaper than me falling off the roof,” said one resident who hired a pro-light hanger.
Floyd says he's had some calls, but no serious falls yet.
"No Clark Griswald moments with the sleeve ripping and going down the gutter, hope we don't have any of those,” said Floyd.
But in the end he says the benefits outweigh the risks.
"I had one woman make me pumpkin bread and give me cocoa,” said Floyd.