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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.

Brian Rieger

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About Brian Rieger

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 11/15/1966

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

Profile Information

  • Location
    Girard, Pennsylvania
  • Biography
    My wife and I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 children: my son is 14 and my daughter is 11. My son programmed his first sequence when he was 13 and we enjoy working on our annual light show and charity event together as a family.
  • Interests
    Music, Christmas lights, family time and fun!
  • Occupation
    Maintenance Tech/Fabricator
  • About my display
    We are adding another controller this year to bring our total channels up to 48. With our static display items we will using about 30,000 lights. Some of our main display items include a 9 channel light fan - 3700 lights, mega tree with star 2500 lights, 6 mini trees - 4800 lights, 6 six channel light poles - 7200 lights, 2 channel roof star, 2 seven channel leaping arches - 2800 lights, 2 six channel bursting stars on light poles - 1500 lights, strobes, etc. We use our light display to help draw attention to our annual charity event called "Christmas in the Sky" which supports our local City Mission.

    All the details about our light show and our charity event can be found at our website: riegerchristmas.com

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  1. Brian Rieger

    Sp2 Cord - Favorite Vedors?

    $99? Darn it! LOL - that's the best deal I've hear of....
  2. Brian Rieger

    Sp2 Cord - Favorite Vedors?

    Nice.
  3. Brian Rieger

    Tribute - Need Ideas

    Here is what we did for my Father-in-Law who passed away suddenly last year. Kevin Dunn did the voice over with backing track: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4922861518226&set=vb.101923163197638&type=3&theater
  4. Brian Rieger

    Sp2 Cord - Favorite Vedors?

    OOOOO - thanks - I'll check em out now!
  5. Brian Rieger

    Sp2 Cord - Favorite Vedors?

    I prefer sp2 cord over sp1 cord. What vendors currently carry full 1000' rolls that are reasonably priced? I usually use Christmas Light Show but it says "out for the season" under the picture of the 1000' foot rolls. I don't want to pay a premium for the shorter rolls as well as more shipping. Any suggestions?
  6. Brian Rieger

    2012 Light Show Video

    Thanks John!
  7. Brian Rieger

    Welding Aluminum Question

    Dan is correct. I welded aluminum for about a year at a sign shop. The mig welder setup is quite different and the aluminum wire is soft and needs to be "pulled" by a spool gun, rather than ""pushed" through the liner to the handle and contact tip. I personally don't like the weight of the spool gun. It takes some getting used to. The correct method for aluminum welding is "spray arc", but real thin metal can be "contact" welded like a regular mig (but it's a bit sloppy and you have to "stitch" it). The shield gas is 100% argon. Unless your constructing something really special, I think setting up for aluminum welding is a pain. If you try to use regular mig wire (rated for carbon steel), you will just blow the aluminum away and disintegrate it.
  8. Nice find - thanks for the link!
  9. Brian Rieger

    2012 Light Show Video

    Thanks - I followed Brian Mitchells Fan tutorial about 5 years ago and it's been a nice display item. I am adding some struts and re-stringing the whole thing now. Hopefully I'll get 5 more years out of it. Love your cool choice of song too.
  10. Brian Rieger

    2012 Light Show Video

    Marley - I do something similar with ropelight. Towards the end - kinda looks like it's "shooting" from the roof: http://vimeo.com/55144003
  11. Brian Rieger

    A Mad Russian's Christmas

    Beautiful Robert!
  12. Brian Rieger

    Brand New Lights For Sale

    I'll take the red minis if you are willing to split them up. Can you give me a price shipped to 16417?
  13. Interested in new clear, red and green 100 count on green wire. Let me know...
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