Published : Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 6:01 AM
While scores of American families leave it to the grown men of the house to mount Christmas lights on high-up roofs and plug-in festive lawn displays every holiday season, one upper Hastings Ranch teenager is blazing a new legacy for his suburban Pasadena family.
Fourteen year-old Nareg Kabaian spent an entire week decorating his family’s home in the quiet, yet brightly lit and festive area of Pasadena with hopes of taking home a win in the neighborhoods annual decorating competition.
“I have the spirit for Christmas to do it and every single year I try to win and hopefully I win this year,” said Kabaian.
Kabaian is new to the decorating game, having only decorated his house for the holidays just three years ago when his father purchased the family’s first outdoor light configuration.
“I first started off with Olaf, and year by year I updated all my Christmas decorations,” said Kabaian about his favorite blow-up decoration that depicts the starring character from the Disney movie Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Despite Kabaian’s loyalty to Olaf, his favorite decoration is a giant eight-foot tall blow-up Santa Claus.
Kabaian is hopeful that his hard works pays off with a victory in the Upper Hastings Ranch holiday decorating competition.
Christmas light admirers can check out the Kabaian family’s Christmas lights well into early January.
“In Syria we celebrate Christmas on January 6,” explained Kabaian about his holiday heritage.
With a competition win or not, Kabaian plans to decorate for many years to come.
“I’m going to do this for however [long] until the day I die,” said Kabaian.