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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • 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.
  • 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.

Christmas Shows (computerized)

Ready to dazzle the world with a computerized show? PlanetChristmas started it decades ago.

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Computerized Displays

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

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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

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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.

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