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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.

debtoews

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About debtoews

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    New Member
  • Birthday 03/19/1959

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  • Website URL
    www.clovisfestivaloflights.org
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    Santa Claus Lane

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Too many to share!
  • Location
    clovis, california
  • Biography
    Founder of Clovis Festival of Lights at Ladera Ranch which hosts Santa Claus Lane. Features 16 homes all synced to Christmas music.
  • Interests
    Programming Christmas Lights!
  • Occupation
    registered nurse
  • About my display
    its HUGE!

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  1. A young man came to my door asking for the person who did the Christmas lights because he wanted to make his proposal to his girlfriend something unique. It was perfect- she had no idea!! Watch to the end to see :-)
  2. debtoews

    Santa Claus Lane Drone Trailer - 16 houses!

    We had it professionally done- drone cost $4000!
  3. 16 houses all synced using LOR- this is our first year! Enjoy
  4. Located in Clovis, CA nearly 50,000 LED Lights
  5. Located in Clovis, Ca nearly 50,000 LED Lights
  6. Located in Clovis, Ca nearly 50,000 LED Lights
  7. Located in Clovis, Ca Nearly 50,000 LED lights
  8. Located in Clovis, CA Nearly 50,000 LED lights
  9. We currently use cups hook and hubby uses a rigged up pool pole to get them on the house. We use 4 strings (red, white, blue, green) on both levels of the roofline. We have a story house and the top peak is about 44 feet up. We are trying to figure out a better/easier way to hang the lights up there. SO what/how do you do this? of course, we are making out to do list for Christmas 2014! Got pics? please post- thanks!
  10. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 channels of LOR
  11. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 Channels of LOR
  12. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED Lights 272 channels of LOR
  13. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 channels of LOR
  14. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 channels of LOR
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