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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.


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    Good Afternoon all, I am not sure if this is already widely known, but Christmas Lights Creations had an article on their website that they were producing some of Grand Venture's old molds, specifically their 23" Pumpkin, Climbing Santa and Snowman with Scarf. Looking at what else they had to offer, I noticed they carry a General Foam Gold Candy Cane, which I didn't know was an option. I think it is an interesting for those still looking to buy new blow molds and can't locate them at their local stores. They are also offering free shipping over $79.00.. beats eBay. I haven't personally ordered anything, so unknown on when you would get them delivered. https://christmaslightscreations.com/new-blow-molds/ https://christmaslightscreations.com/product/general-foam-gold-candy-cane/ Regards, Tyler
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    Click on the following URL and watch the video: Tell me if you like it!
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    I rearrange my display every year to make it different. I add elements & remove elements from year to year. Unless I customize each sequence every year, it just looks like flashing lights that are in rhythm with the music. I want my display to dance & sing with the music, not just flash to the beat. That's why I moved up from a Mr Christmas years ago. No offense to those using them. Was a great way to start. I don't have every song perfectly synced the way I would want, but every year I tweak and modify every sequence, getting closer to that perfection every year.
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    Here's a pic of one of circus wagons, as used for trunk or treat. The carousel should be complete this week if spare time permits.
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    50 Kilowatt Tree by The Bobs ok I'll start...This sequence follows my rules of decorating not LOR's (It's a show, set it up any way you want). Copy and paste to your display as needed or use the whole thing. Can be used with less than 80 channels (5 controllers). It is unprotected so have fun with it! Merry Christmas! 50 Kilowatt Tree 80C.lms 50 Kilowatt Tree 80C.lms.bak 50 Kilowatt Tree 80C.lms.lcs
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    finals of max and cindy lou. I just pulled out the black 12 gauge wire from some extra romex for max's string and Cindy's hair. In the back I have 1/2" white PVC attached with zip ties. Pound some 1/2" rebar in the ground and the PVC slips right over. a little blurry from my phone, but you can see how they fit in the display. Grinch is still in progress. The wife's truck dumped the transmission so I have been distracted.