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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.

Mcas4380

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Mcas4380 last won the day on January 31 2017

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About Mcas4380

  • Rank
    Elf
  • Birthday 03/11/1977

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  • Website URL
    http://www.facebook.com/HolidayHouseSpringfieldIllinois
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Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story
  • Location
    Petersburg, Illinois
  • Biography
    I started a computerized display in 2011 and have grown it since.
  • Interests
    my hobbies include Christmas light and decoration, Hollaween Decoration
  • Occupation
    Soldier
  • About my display
    Newbie just getting started 32000 lights and a 240 channel LOR light show

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  1. Mcas4380

    Hello Illinois. 😊

    Welcome!
  2. Mcas4380

    Thank you, ALL!

    Sorry for your loss!
  3. Mcas4380

    How did I do?

    Welcome to the addiction.....lol
  4. Mcas4380

    How to maximize 16 LOR Channels

    If I was starting from scratch I would go with pixels.
  5. Mcas4380

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    I'm still hanging around. I stop in several times a week to see what new things I can learn. Sorry I'm not a big poster but I'm here often.
  6. Mcas4380

    XLights or LOR

    I'm starting to use xlights this year to try and add pixels, And so far I like it. it does handle my LOR controllers. It is a little bit of learning curve but you haven't been using LOR long so not a big deal. I say give it a shot it total free and if you don't like it your not out anything.
  7. Mcas4380

    2017 display

    I love that star that is very cool.
  8. Mcas4380

    Craigs List and Ebay

    That just crazy. most of those look pretty rough. i wonder how they got there they don't seem to be cared for the way they are sitting outside.
  9. Mcas4380

    Christhams lights

    Well hawk what type of controllers are you going to be using. This will help determine the type of lights you use.
  10. Mcas4380

    What goes down must go up!

    The high today is 3 I think it can wait till we get at least double digits.
  11. Mcas4380

    New member our scene for 2017

    Awsome display very nice!
  12. Mcas4380

    Pics of anyone's display progress

    Here is a video of our display this year.
  13. Mcas4380

    2017 Display

    Nice!
  14. Mcas4380

    Iso help with music box for lights

    Bryan, maybe if you tell us the name of your box we might be more help. or search the site for your box and find more info.
  15. Mcas4380

    Is he Poloron

    Does he have a metel light base? If not I believe he's Empire.
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