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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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About s8830906

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/19/1971

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    "THE" Christmas Story; Luke 2:7-14
  • Location
    Augusta, GA
  • Biography
    38 year old Male who is crazy about Christmas!! Spend all year looking for the next big thing to get all the ooohs and aaahhs going!
  • Interests
    LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS!!! Fishing, Bike Riding, Home theater, Computer Programming........
  • Occupation
    Machine Operator at Large Paper Mill
  • About my display
    Right now, roughly 15,000 lights. This is our first year using Light O Rama controllers and wow, a whole new world. We had an out of the box setup last year that you just plugged in an mp3 player and it did everything, which means you had very little control. However it did win us our first contest, so of course we are trying to defend that title. Call us crazy, but all this to win a 100 dollar prize...lol!!! Anyway, we have about a 12' 16 channel mega tree, (2) 15 ft arches, 5 wire trees, a 6' x 9' Marty Fan, and a rope light Merry Christmas Sign, all of which totals 48 channels controlled by Light O Rama setup. The rest is just a static display, but it is quite pleasing to say the least. Had (2) 30Amp Breakers and outlets added last year to handle the display, may add (2) more this year. Working on my first Nativity Scene, in which I built the stable out of some wood I got from work, and the figures from Lowes. Cant wait to get finished and have everything up and running, h

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  1. s8830906

    Sugar Plum Groove

    64 Channels of Light O Rama with LEDs.
  2. Light O Rama Show featuring 64 channels with LEDs.
  3. s8830906

    2014 Christmas Light Display

    Looks awesome! Love those cascading tree lights!
  4. A brief walk through of our light display.
  5. s8830906

    My Love For Hamberger Displays

    Those are some great looking pieces!
  6. s8830906

    Show a picture of your nativity

    Very nice! Great show, too!
  7. s8830906

    The Ultimate Little Drummer Boy Thread!

    Decided to wait on it. Making huge changes to display this year. Will start playing with sequences once final layout is on paper. Definitely one I will be doing. See how it goes, then gladly share it.
  8. s8830906

    Walmart 75% Off

    Snagged about 50/60 boxes of LED multis at $1.24/box of 50 cts. Plus a host of multi plug extension cords.
  9. s8830906

    Walmart 75% Off

    Hit two of ours today! Picked up bunch of LED 50ct, red and warm whites, for $1.24/box. Between my Target and Walmart hauls this week, we are well on the way to our conversion to LED this year. Also found 18 candy canes for $.74/each. All red but one green. No complaints here.
  10. s8830906

    Final Night For 2013

    Well as 2013 draws to a close, so does our light display. Very happy with it this year, but the plans for the layout next year are already drawn out and super excited for the upcoming changes. Sad to see the lights go out, but just means 2014 Christmas light up is one day closer!! Here is wishing all my fellow PC family a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!! Keep lighting up!!
  11. s8830906

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Very cool!
  12. s8830906

    I Wanna Get Creative.

    Have plenty of those peppermint molds on ebay.
  13. s8830906

    Are You "mickey Mousing" Your Sequences?

    I kind of understand where this was going, sort of, but the more lights/channels you have, the less mimicking it seems. All in all it comes down to personal preference. For me, I have never seen a "bad" display. Love 'em all. Besides, even in contests and judging, it's all opinions. I guarantee any visitors that see any of the displays leave happy! All that matters in the end is if you are happy with your hard work! But, this is all just my opinion.....lol!
  14. s8830906

    Are You "mickey Mousing" Your Sequences?

    Hmmm, let's see, Mickey Mouse = $billion$ industry, so if I am, does thay mean my show looks like a $billion$?? Awesome!