Tipperary homes are among the finalists in Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Homes 2017

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The Butler family from Emly and the Power family from Cloneen are among the Top 20 finalists in Energia’s Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2017 competition. It’s now time to get behind your county’s most Christmassy homes!

The national competition to find the best decorated home in Ireland at Christmas time has just entered its final week. Since the competition officially started on Friday 1st December, entries were received from across Ireland. Householders had until midnight yesterday (Sunday 10th December) to send in a photo of their home in all its festive glory. From all the entries, Energia has chosen the Top 20 based on decoration design, use of space, festive spirit and wow factor.

The public are now being asked to choose Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2017 by casting their vote on Energia’s Facebook page before 10am on Friday, 15th December. Energia will then declare the winner. For more details click the following link: www.energia.ie/home

This year’s fantastic prizes are donations of €3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 respectively to the charity of choice of the first, second and third placed houses following the public vote. Full details about the competition are available here.

Based on the entries so far, the top Christmas lighting trends for 2017 are:

  1. Santa v Snowmen – these classic Christmas characters are battling it out for the title of most popular outdoor decoration in Ireland. While Santa has driven into a lead, it will be “snow” problem for Frosty and co to catch up by the weekend.   
  2. Bling is back – the good times are most definitely back for outdoor Christmas lights displays. This year we’re seeing bigger and brighter displays at homes around Ireland. Thankfully, if householders use LED lights and Energia’s 100% green electricity, your Christmas lights can be energy efficient and have a reduced carbon footprint.
  3. Edging lights for roof, windows and doors – a particular trend we’re seeing this year is lights on the roofs, windows and doors of houses that are being decorated. We’re seeing a wide variety of styles including solar-powered rope lights, solar-powered string lights and curtain-effect lights.
  4. Nativity scenes are re-born – more and more Irish homes are featuring nativity scenes in their outdoor Christmas light displays. We’re seeing a wide mix of lights and inflatable cribs and characters so far in 2017.

Amy O’Shaughnessy, Marketing Acquisitions and Sponsorship Manager, Energia commented “We’ve been really impressed with the standard of the entries into this year’s competition and it was tough choosing our Top 20. The public has until 10am on Friday morning to choose Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2017. Don’t forget, all of the prize money from this year’s competition will be donated to the local charities of choice of the winning homes.”

“Energia is delighted to be helping householders make the smart choice of using our 100% green home energy to light up their homes and raise money for charity.”