Does anyone believe in Christmas more than this Manhattanite who so lavishly decorates the halls?
The most wonderful time of year is actually most of the year at Frankie “Christmas” Bianco’s downtown home, as it is decorated for the holiday for eight months in a row.
The Lower East Side resident, 54, has no fewer than 13,751 lights, which he spends more than 200 hours on display from shortly after Labor Day and remains on display until April, according to a viral tour of his one-bedroom apartment by the popular Instagram documentary according New York Nico – A journey whose videos have garnered nearly 183,000 likes in the last two weeks. The clip featured a dazzling display of lights and ornaments draped from the ceiling, a glittering collection of Christmas trees, a shower curtain in her bathroom with an image of candy canes and a “Merry Christmas” sign above her bed depicting Santa’s smiling face. The sign is shown.
The tradition of spreading Christmas cheer — no matter what time of year — began when he was 18 and has only gained more and more heft over the past 15 years.
“My love for Christmas started many years ago with my mom when she couldn’t decorate our house due to an illness, so I stepped in and did it for her,” Bianco posted on the origins of her yuletide obsession. told about. After that first year, he just got bigger and bigger with embellishments. “For the record my mom is still with us and going strong,” he said.
In addition to turning your home into a real indoor Dyker Heights Displays, He has also decorated his body with Noel-themed paintings. Bianco has 47 snowflake tattoos, a giant back tattoo of Santa Claus and about a dozen other Christmas-inspired ink pieces, According to Nicholas Heller, “New York City’s unofficial talent scout” and the New York City native who is behind the New York Nico account. Curious how many days until Christmas? Ask Mr. Bianco any day of the year, and he’ll know for sure.
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” went gold for his favorite Yuletide tune, and “Miracle on 34th Street” was his top seasonal movie because of Kris Kringle’s line, “Christmas is not a day, it’s a frame of mind.” Is. told Heller in the clip.
The virality of the apartment tour brought great joy to Bianco, who loved nothing more than to share the holiday spirit.
“It has been an amazing experience this year. The thought of the amount of Christmas cheer is overwhelming,” he told The Post. “I am happy and grateful for all the people who have reached out to me and I am extremely motivated to go even bigger next year.”