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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.

VegasLee

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About VegasLee

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 02/21/1955

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  • Website URL
    http://www.twistedvegas.com/

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  • Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Biography
    We love Holiday Decorations. We are the major decorator in our area of Las Vegas. Each year it gets bigger and better.
  • Interests
    Holidays and working with kids in need in Las Vegas
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    Started with one small blowup. Grow to music with lights and sound. More Blowups, More Blowups and even more. Just keeps getting bigger each year. Now we seem to plan our home improvements around what we might do for Xmas each year.

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  1. VegasLee

    Bring Back The Old Discontinued Blow Molds.

    I find it interesting that you have to beat up on Inflatables to promote the idea of blow molds. Also, you can only see inflatables at night? Check this date time photo out http://www.twistedvegas.com Why bash other things?
  2. VegasLee

    Yardinflatables Christmas 2013

    Looks like Gemmy is releasing a lot of new items for Christmas this year. Going to be hard to make some choices. Already have more than we can put out.
  3. VegasLee

    Patriotic Display

    Looks good. I Think we are going to pick up a couple more this year to add to the display. Thanks for sharing!
  4. VegasLee

    Where To Buy Material

    You can use what they call "Rip stop Nylon" to make inflatables. Also look at the Nylon they use for making wind breaker jackets. You can get both at most any major fabric store. My wife uses it to patch ours.
  5. VegasLee

    Wanna Good Laugh(Gemmy)

    I have to admit, I love the products I buy that Gemmy makes........ BUT I buy them knowing that either they work or they don't. If it does not work right out of the box I take it back. I never plan on depending on Gemmy for any type of service. They don't stock parts, they don't have inflatables or lights at their place in Texas. If I can not fix it myself I part it out to repair other Inflatables. Because we have over 150 Gemmy items we just live with it. We do our best to buy most of them after the holidays at a discount and test them right when we get home so we know what we are dealing with. There are other companies like this and most of them I won't buy their products but honestly Gemmy is the best when it comes to Inflatables. I have been liking the Inflatables that Yard Inflatables is producing also. Their product has held up well and their prices are good on the ones they make. If he would expand his offerings I could see him taking over the Inflatable business here in the States.
  6. VegasLee

    Cleaning The Inside Of Your Inflatable

    Most inflatables have a C-7 in them. We have changed most of ours from incandescent to LED but have found it is hard to find a bulb bright enough to light the big ones up. It works but you will need to figure out what C-7 LED is bright enough to do a good job.
  7. VegasLee

    Cleaning The Inside Of Your Inflatable

    This is common when packed away with moisture in them. Set them up, run them so they are dry than wipe them out with a wet cloth and mild detergent and they will be alright. Something like a weak solution of dish detergent and you will be ok. Keep them running once you are done until they are completely dry.
  8. You have to do what works for you but I personally am not going that way. I don't like the flatness of cutouts myself. Each year I have a puffy die but since I have over a 100 of them I can't really complain that much. Most of the time I just fix them and move on.
  9. VegasLee

    Solor Spot Lights Do You Think These Would Work

    I have 18 Solar Yard lights. I love them BUT!!!!!! They don't last all night in most cases. I have some of the better ones that in the summer will last about 8 hours. In the winter time they don't last long at all depending on where they are in the yard. They don't get as much sun so they cut way back on their time at night. Some of them less than two hours. That is what you would have to deal with. Just how much hot direct sun they get during the day.
  10. Yep, that is a great deal for anyone in that area. We have one and people love it.
  11. We went to Lowes and Kmart here in Vegas yesterday. They did not have any inflatables and almost out of everything else. Ended up buying nothing.
  12. VegasLee

    Stop The Music!

    As programmers I am sure many saw different things that could have been done with that massive display. BUT..... I am betting the owner of that display was not making it for programmers and that all the people that do go see it think it is the best there is. The displays we all do are for our self and the people we bring joy to each year. That is all that counts.
  13. VegasLee

    Stop The Music!

    I am not as high tech as most of you when it comes to our display. I welcome the comments from other decorators but honestly the only thing that matters to us is the 1000's of smiles we see from the people that come by each year and see it in person. That is what our display is all about. Not trying to keep up with anyone else or setting it up the way someone else thinks it should be. We do what we enjoy that makes those happy that visit us.
  14. VegasLee

    My Laser House Christmas 2012

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
  15. VegasLee

    Dealing With Tragedy

    We thought about going black tonight then decided that it would be better to do the same as you, the show needs to be there now more than yesterday. After what happen today people need some brightness in their lives.
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