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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

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  2. One shot from late last night testing out some stuff. T minus 48 until display time. I need a taller ladder now for the trees at the new house to wrap higher. Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
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  4. Fro8888

    Cosmic Color Ribbon Network Help

    Thanks Al. I will be trying this tonight when I get home.
  5. Al Saunders

    Cosmic Color Ribbon Network Help

    Hi Fro8888, You need to plug in each CCR and run the hardware utility. When you hit refresh it will find the only controller on your network which will be the CCR you have plugged in. You then need to assign it a unit id/controller number. Once you have all 6 CCR's assigned with an unit id when you connect all your controllers both regular 16 channel controllers and your CCR's the hardware utility will see all your controllers. Hope this helps. Al
  6. I'm sure this has been answered on the forums here but I don't have time to weed through 400 different forum topic. This year I am implementing 6 Cosmic Color Ribbons v1. I uploaded what the network is like. The issue I'm having is that the computer can only find the 2 x 16 Channel Controllers and none of the CCRs. I did notice when I plugged in the ethernet to the last 16 channel box that the status light was blinking and then went out. Then I unplugged the ethernet CCR and the status light went back on. I referenced back to the diagram that came with the CCR and it showed it daisy chained to the 16 channel controller so I am at a loss of figuring out how to fix it. Google doesn't come back with any helpful results. How do I solve this issue and have the computer (LOR Hardware Program) find the 6 CCRs? - Do I have to plug them in 1 at a time and run the hardware program? - Do I have to have the adapter with the 2 ethernet inputs coming from the computer and run one for the 16 channel boxes and the other to the CCRs? Thanks for the help! Hoping to go live on Friday. - Corey
  7. Big J Illinois

    New characters to add to the display - Toy Story

    Looks GREAT!!!
  8. jrbryant

    Plywood Santa DIY video

    Hey Jeff... nice job on the video! Thanks for taking the time to make it and post it for all of us!
  9. I finally finished up the newest characters that will be added to my display this year. I decided to reach back in time and do some characters from Toy Story. All were done on Coroplast. To give you an idea of size... Stinky Pete is a little over 7' tall at the top of the bow. Hopefully they'll all be up and on display within a week from now! I forgot to mention... my 14 year old daughter did all the painting on Slinky Dog. I'm hoping she'll take over making and putting out displays once I'm too old to carry on!
  10. Anyone out there have a sequence already done for jingle bells trap remix? My kids love it and I don’t have time to sequence myself. I appreciate the help. Thanks.
  11. I am in Jackson NJ. MT Laurel is about an 50 mins south of me.
  12. Crimson Lane Lights Etown

    #LancasterPaLights 2018-2019

    Make sure you stop by this year! Check each Facebook page or website for schedules. Follow us on Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter or Facebook. We are so excited and honored to be on the tour again this year. Who else wants to be on the tour? Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
  13. Crimson Lane Lights Etown

    Identical controller ID's

    Happy Thanksgiving! Wanted to get that in first. To save time programming (sequencing) this year, I have three (3) LOR CCB controllers, one older 5v and two new 12v pixie2's, in my show with the same ID number. On the left side of my display, a row of 100 from left to right orientation. On the right side of my display, a row of 100 from right to left orientation. and in the middle, two 18 foot arches with 50 bulbs per arch. All bulbs are mounted on those Holiday Coro bulb strips then zip tied on a low fence (except the arches). All work well together and look like three different elements all with the same ID. In the HU of LOR S4.3.36, only one Pixie controller shows up, but they all test fine. Just thought you might want to know about adding elements without any sequence adjustments. Now get those shows going! Ross
  14. What part of NJ are you in Diamondkilo? I recently visited MT Laurel for work and your house reminds me of this area.
  15. Christmas_Geek

    Grand venture blow mold reindeer antlers?

    Yes the antlers for this reindeer is what I am looking for
  16. Rich in Las Vegas

    Grand venture blow mold reindeer antlers?

    I think this may be the one. 28"
  17. Big J Illinois

    Grand venture blow mold reindeer antlers?

    Hi, do u have a pic of what you need?
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  19. Christmas_Geek

    Grand venture blow mold reindeer antlers?

    Anyone have a set of antlers I could buy for my grand venture reindeer?? I haven't put my set out in years because my reindeer is missing his horns Thanks in advance
  20. This is a beautiful video of Prange's Department Store windows in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1960. Prauges had a contract with Silvestri for their windows for basically thier entire run. Silvestri chipmunks on a log and forest animals really confirmed it in this video. Video
  21. Stephen Blue

    Yellow LED Light Comparison

    So... update, a year later. After not loving the CDI yellow m6's I bought last year, I bought a case of HLE m6's - they're identical to the CDI ones in terms of brightness and color; again, solid build construction, but just not very bright as opposed to other m6 LED's. Below is a picture of two identical yellow trees, same size and quantity of lights. The one on the left is all HLE/CDI m6. It's pretty, but dim. It works OK in its dark backdrop. The one on the right is half LED, half Lowes incan. You can see the difference replacing just 300 of the 600 lights with incans makes in brightness, so in terms of lessening my power load, I can realize some savings by doing trees in 50/50 like this. But I would still love to source some truly bright yellow LED m6's...
  22. LOVE the snow man!!!! The whole display looks GREAT!!!
  23. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Amazon link above Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  24. Getting there. Between work, and snow and lots of rain the last 2 weeks, I'm not where I want to be but should finish up main stuff friday. Going to add small details as I have time. Pic is as of last night.
  25. Douggg

    Color change E12 base

    Looks nice. 40 watt (eqv) appears to be just right. Are you willing to share the cost and source for the bulbs?
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