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  1. Check here for the latest announcements from management (at least they think it's important .).

    Christmas Expo

    768 posts

    Our regular gathering of decorating fanatics.

    Want to talk about happenings in your state? Here's a place to focus!


    Have something you think EVERYONE in the PlanetChristmas community needs to know about. Post it here.

    You can use the "Videos" link at the top of this page to share videos.

    2,439 visits to this link

  2. Blow Molds

    79,339 posts

    Love blow molds? Use this forum to talk about anything blow mold related.


    Dreaming of a 25 foot tall reindeer on your roof this Christmas? Can't figure out how to keep him from blowing away? Wondering where to find anything 25 feet tall? Come join us!



    45,034 posts

    This is place to find out about various forms of lights available for your display!


    Indoor Christmas

    1,647 posts

    Christmas is so much more than just outdoor decorations. Join in the indoor fun, too!


    You have a lot of time, effort and money invested in your over-the-top Christmas display. Here's a place to discuss the best methods for keepit it and your viewers out of trouble.

    Music of Christmas

    2,691 posts

    What's your favorite Christmas music?

    Here's the place to talk about your faith and how to show it in Christmas displays.


    8,923 posts

    New to the PlanetChristmas community? Feel like you're over your head? Use this forum to talk with others that can get you grounded.

    For it is written we shall gain five pounds during the holidays... and love every bit of it! Share your favorite recipes here.


  3. Computerized Displays

    9,632 posts

    Using a computer to really make your display special? We're here to help!

    Think you can build your own stuff to computer control the lights? Know the difference between a triac and an SCR?

    Ready to start flashing those lights just the way you want? Here's a generic place to talk about how to do it.

    Light-O-Rama World

    118 posts

    You can't hardly go wrong with a company that's been around for so long in the show control world. Here's where we focus anything Light-O-Rama related.

    Into pixel programming? xLight/Nutcracker is designed by decorating enthusiasts for decorating enthusiasts. Br careful, though. Pixel decorating can get complicated in a hurry but can be worth the effort.

    Looking to buy-sell-trade a Light O Rama product light show? Try posting something here. Pirated sequences or musical performances are not allowed.

    Looking to buy-sell-trade a D-Light product light show? Try posting something here. Pirated sequences or musical performances are not allowed.

    Looking to buy-sell-trade an Animated Light product light show? Try posting something here. Pirated sequences or musical performances are not allowed.

  4. Announcements

    11,102 posts

    Got something you want to annouce to the world?

    Being Thankful

    1,276 posts

    It's easy to lose perspective in this chaotic world. Here's a place to ground yourself.

    Here's the place to share that special Christmas memory with the rest of the PlanetChristmas community!

    Halloween Control

    3,578 posts

    Lights, sound and props need to be controlled in a Halloween display just like in a Christmas display. We think of Halloween as a warmup for the really big show in December.

    Dasher's Diner

    102,705 posts

    Pull up a chair, order a greasy hamburger and use this forum to talk about almost anything. Just remember our three fundamental rules: be positive, family friendly and Christmas centric.

    The Forums of PlanetChristmas have about a bazillion features to take advantage of while visiting. Found a good one others need to know about.? Share it here!

    Heads Up!

    6,478 posts

    Got some time sensitive info you want to share with others? This is the place. Post those special sales or anything else appropriate. When the sale expires, please PM 'moderator' and ask for your thread to be deleted.

    Confused by our chatroom? Don't feel alone. Post a question here and check back later.

    Got a great idea for a new Christmas based product? Share it here.

    Neighbor Relations

    1,856 posts

    Big display? Irritated neighbors? Share your good neighbor ideas here!

    We're always looking for ideas to make PlanetChristmas better. Share yours right here.

    Toot Your Horn!

    7,646 posts

    Got something you're really proud of? Tell us all about it right here.


    2,322 posts

    Need something? Try posting a request here.

    Words of Wisdom

    2,056 posts

    Having a bad day? Down in the dumps? Need a little motivation? We've all been there. Here's the place to deposit those pearls of wisdom that can help others.

    Best Practices

    2,753 posts

    Ever heard the line "Been there. Done that." ? Learn from the people that have already made the mistakes. Follow the best practices and save yourself some grief.

    Know of an opportunity for some Christmas decorating business?

    Way Off Topic!

    959 posts

    Want to talk about something that doesn't quite fit any of our other categories? Remember to keep things positive and family-friendly.

  • Recent Status Updates

    • BroncoinVA9986

      Waiting for work to end got cords to make for the Christmas Show
      · 0 replies
    • Crimson Lane Lights Etown

      I am glad the week of rain is ending tomorrow.  I have a contractor coming next week (for free and a name drop during the lighting season) to clip some new RGB Bulbs on the roof line.  Last year I bought small metal binder clips to attach wire to shingles.  I will use those same binder clips on either side of the RGB Bulb to keep the bulb standing upright.  Yes, that's a lot of binder clips.  Two per bulb. The clips worked great last year keeping strings tight!
      · 0 replies
    • christmas_nut

      Many new cut outs done and pictures posted.
      · 0 replies
    • Michael King

      I enjoyed attending my first meeting in Sacramento, meeting many other Christmas light hobbyist and enthusiasts. It was so exciting and encouraging to see how much comradery and support there is in this group.  Thank you Plasmadrive for the invite ... I look forward to talking and seeing all of you again.
      · 0 replies
    • Lights on the corner

      Retirement October 2, Lights start going up October 3rd.
      · 2 replies

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