‘Storage Wars’ Star Dan Dotson Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

by Taylor Cunningham

Our favorite Storage Wars auctioneers have a special message for everyone—”Merry Christmas from the Dotsons!”

Dan and Laura Dotson have a lot to be thankful for this year. Storage Wars was renewed for the 13th season. And the couple returned to the screen as the hosts of the show after a two-year break.

In 2019, the Dotsons left to show to focus on their American Auctioneers company. And then after their son Garrett was critically injured during a drive-by shooting in 2020, the two remained off-screen to help with his rehabilitation.

Luckily, Garrett survived his attack and is nearly fully recovered. So with the 23-year-old in the clear, Dan and Laura headed back to the series.

Today, the Dotsons wrapped up filming the last episode of Storage Wars in 2021. And in a Twitter post, the dynamic duo captured some behind-the-scenes footage, which you can watch right here.

“Just finished another #StorageWars filming for the 2021 Holiday season,” Dan wrote next to a video montage. “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone from #TeamDotson see you in 2022. New shows every Tuesday 9/8c @AETV#DontForgetToPayTheLady.”

‘Storage Wars’ Brandi Passante Says the Show Isn’t a ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ Treasure Hunt

It may look like bidders make some fast and easy cash on Storage Wars. But according to Brandi Passante, that’s not always the case.

During an April 2021 interview with Distractify, the 11-year series veteran admitted that everything is not always as it seems.

Passante shared that Storage Wars has to keep its viewers tuned in. So, producers don’t showcase lackluster lockers. The only finds that make it to the screen are filled with high-dollar items because that’s what keeps things interesting.

However, that means that the episodes are misleading. Fans tend to think they’re going to become rich if they try their hand at bidding, and that’s just not the case.

“You’re going to get good ones and bad ones, and I don’t think the show really highlights the bad ones as much … but it definitely happens,” Passante explained to Distractify. “From the very beginning, I think when people saw the show, they just assumed that this was some kind of get-rich-quick, modern-day treasure hunt. And in every unit, you’re going to find something great, but that’s just not how it goes. You just have to try your best to make a guesstimate as to what’s going to be in there.”

Watch new episodes of Storage Wars on A&E every Tuesday at 9/8C.