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Did you know?
  • 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 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.


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  1. 12 points
    So today I went to an auction where I heard there was some Christmas stuff. Well they were right and this was just in one of the rooms also found several commercial wireframes. Turns out the person that owned this had bought out a couple of large displays. so this room I had 144 channels of LOR and Ramsey's transmitter stuck in the corner. The auctioneer decided it would go as a set which turned everyone else off.......so I got it all including another room of frames.
  2. 10 points
    Here is my 2016 display. I had a little more to do but got the call that I had to leave to go out of town for work so I wasn't able to finish. This was my first year to attempt a mega tree. Hopefully it will make it all season because I threw it together last minute. It's about 12 ft with the star. Next year I want to make a bigger one. I also had a lot more blue lights to put on my tree to the right of our carport. I think the wife is going to get out there and do it one day this week. She stays busy with 3 girls under the age of 5. Also I hade a few lights go out on my candy cane tree but I had to choose between fixing them or putting more stuff out before having to leave. Overall I pleased with how it turned out this year. I'm not a huge fan of multi color lights but that's what my wife wants so that's what we got. Hopefully in the next couple of years I will be able to get the retro fit bulbs and do a candy cane theme.
  3. 9 points
    Well... I've finally finished my new characters for this year's display. I decided to go with the characters from Frozen and this is what I came up with. My 11 year old daughter painted Anna all by herself (other than the shading). She's told me that she wants to have her own Christmas display when she grows up... so I'm teaching her the process. AAaaahhh... it does an old man's heart good to pass along the traditions just as my father passed them along to me! ... and one more to give you an idea of the size of the characters. (FYI... the tree is 7' 9" tall)
  4. 9 points
    Went live tonight. Finished my Poloron Mechanical Santa tonight lol, talk about cutting it close. I'm pretty happy with them. They are not anywhere near perfect, but they are a million times better than what they were before.
  5. 9 points
    Here is my display so far..... Still have to put out the Mechanical Snowman and Santa. Video.MOV
  6. 9 points
    I also took the battery unit out and (in my case) lit them with CFL bulbs. Then I 'strung' them on a garland with mini twinkling LED lights, added some gold ornaments then put it across (and tied everything securely to) the bench. The oversized bulbs fit right in with the other large decorations I displayed last Christmas season.
  7. 8 points
    I'm 19 and have been doing this for about 10 years so far, I've came a long way with my display in just the past few years even. Here are some highlight pics of this year and a link to the website and Facebook page: http://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ForestRunLights/ I'm open to any suggestions-good or bad for next year, thanks for looking!
  8. 8 points
    Here are some pics, I will post up more later. Hope everyone likes it, open for any comments and suggestions.
  9. 8 points
    These are my favorites I'm a bit of a Poloron Caroler hoarder!
  10. 8 points
  11. 7 points
    Even though it still had a bit of color left on it, when lighted it looked somewhat terrible from the fading, though I forgot to take photos while lighted. I also accidentally got a small amount over overspray on the feet once; I need to take a quick moment to lightly sand it off. It took a few days to do but only because of my time limitations. There's about twelve hours I put into it I believe. I'd love to make the candycane a two-tone color, the hands into blue mittens and the top-hat ribbon green, but that will remain just a thought. One photo is out of place. My paint stages were- yellow, red, green, black. I meant to do the black first. I wasn't really sure if I should do the smaller or largest portions first, but it seemed to work out. I also wanted to do the cheeks a bit lighter.
  12. 7 points
    Seemed like a good idea but needs some improvement, any ideas?
  13. 7 points
    The sled need to be hung and my parents predered our new rails so I have to wait to decorate them but I have about 30 little ones for across the entire bottom and I may get a few projectors, hope you enjoy
  14. 7 points
    I bought all these blow molds for $15cdn each. 44 in total. I know some of them are not worth $15 but it was a bulk buy. What does everyone think?
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    Scored these from a few antique stores. The two bigger santas were only $6 each!!
  17. 7 points
    My finds of the day got all of it for 7 bucks ,yay
  18. 7 points
    I displayed then like this. See on top of roof
  19. 6 points
    Made the Sleigh last year out of recycled metal downspout, and the deer this year from 1/2inch OSB. Rope light from 1000 Bulbs! My favorite thing in my yard right now!
  20. 6 points
    This is a new house where I wasnt able to utilize all my lights that I wanted to but I was able to finish off my grinch in time.
  21. 6 points
    Just got them out out. Santa needs to be repainted but im over the moon on the find! Anyone have any info on them? Would like to find one more to make a Rudolph. Got the 8 reindeer and santa for $150! I thought it was a steal?
  22. 6 points
    Only about 100 molds, noting too impressive but thought I would post.
  23. 6 points
    I finally finished my cutouts for the season. I just used roofing plywood from the new home builds by my house. My daughter loved going 'dumpster diving' with me It was kind of a pain to get some lines straight because the wood had lots of ridges and sanding wasn't an option.
  24. 6 points
    This tree is my most prized possession. I strung all 2000 lights myself and almost all ornaments are from family members that have moved on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 6 points
    Found these two for 10 dollars , they have cracks but I still bought them