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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.
  • 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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    yep started 12-12, Lowes ALL Christmas 50% off!
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    Hello Nallison20, I have been doing my display for many years now and have tried probably every suggested trick to keep the breakers from kicking? Bottom-line : you can slow it down a lot but will never keep it from happening - Especially if you have a large display. The best thing I have found is to get the plug OFF the ground and at an angle so the water will shed off the plug. I found that using a 1 foot garden stake (see attached picture) does a great job. It looks like a foot long staple. Stick it in the ground, put a light clip on the stake and clip the extension cord to it. To keep water out of the plugs, I use a product that I get at Auto Zone called CLEAR RTV Silicon. (See Attached Picture) I put a thin layer for the silicon on the female plug and when I plug the male in it causes a seal to happen - keeping water out of the plug. Now, you will probably get a flood of responses contradicting my way, but that's OK. After many years of trial and error this works for me. Good luck with your display!!!!
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    I have used ,a ferrous magnet( Rf Choke) around the smaller cords,closest to the GFCI, this will help, reduce, not eliminate Rf and false trips.
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    That is stunning! Thank you for spreading the Word!
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    Here is the final results of my Tomb
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    These typically were paired with a huge unanimated Santa. Picked up these guys locally about a month ago. Love the old ones!
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    Hi and welcome:) I would use 1- 1/4" grey pvc or 1" .grey pvc only!! It has the belled ends.. u will have to use a heat gun to get such a tight radius. I would try 1" ,3pcs gives you slightly less then 10ft circle. . If it works, I would double the 1". Put one inside the other circle.. I would think that's plenty ... rebar would weigh a TON lol. OR 1" overlayed with another.. you will have sag, so it will have to be supported. Send some pics when u get it done. But be sure and think about 5/8 or 1/2" rebar... you will need an english wheel to concave it first.. I would go for a smaller diameter, say 7 or 6ft.. play with it and see what you come up with. Keep us posted
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    This is 48 Channels of Light-O-Rama and 60 channels of DMX. The sequence was purchased from WowLights.com and modified for my use. The video was taken by my friend Sean with a DJI Phantom 4 and edited by me.
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    Chuck, Long time fan of Planet Christmas here but since the change of forum format a little over a year ago I am lost. (Plus or minus the time of the change of format) I have really lost interest because I am having a hard time navigating. Any advice on where to get a tutorial of the new layout? I love the service that PC offers the lighting community, I might be too old to adapt to the changes however.
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    I haven't taken many photos thus far this year but i do have this one. the frame is made of slotted metal that you can buy at lowes/home depot. it bolts together easily with screws and wingnuts so i can break it down in small sections to get it through the windows shown (that way i don't have to use a ladder). it looks like it is leaning away from the house but that's because of the slope of the roof. the verticals for making the deer "fly" start at 2 feet lengths and go up to 6 feet. the resulting frame is very lightweight, breaks down for storage and is extremely sturdy. i use the sandbags (filled with large "egg" rock gravel instead of sand) shown. the frame is on its fifth year and has never budged in high winds and pouring rain. the biggest drawback is the cost; the slotted metal is very expensive; i probably have at least as much money tied up in the frame as in the molds (based on the fact that i bought the molds new back when general foam was still cranking them out). i hope that helps. if you have any more questions let me know. thanks for the interest
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    yes hate is strong, but I really do hate the small blowers and AC DC transformers Gemmy uses, come on you can buy the same blower at your local computer shop for $2, and they would think you were crazy if you told them you were going to put it outside. I really do not understand Gemmy, that do so good on so many things, I noticed one of our 2012 Globes had a 3 year warranty from Gemmy. needless to say I do not buy many of them especially for full price But $1.00 eases he pain so I can tell if the transformer is bad or not. this little DC test lamp is the best, just stick a probe in each hole of the transformer (with it plugged up of course) light its good, no light its bad simple. I did solder a small drill bit on the clip, just a little smaller than the hole. any way here are a couple of pics
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    Well while on the subject of banning let's keep it rolling. Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
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    The inspiration from a CCR version I f the Song i saw few years ago
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    I live in Rotterdam. The Netherlands and this is my frist time doing a display