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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 mikhen

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  • Location
    oley, pa
  • Biography
    electrician
  • Interests
    rving, xmas lights
  • Occupation
    electrician
  • About my display
    too many but not enough
  1. mikhen

    Light Keeper Pro Reviews?

    I've used mine for a few years, but this year it seems to not be working as well. Do these wear out after a while?
  2. Update.....Found 1 blown out seam, and discovered the zippers lose lots of air. Taped all that, still have a problem. So this is my temp fix, I took the blower unit off an old inflatable that is no longer usable, and ran a tube from that blower, in to the rear zipper hole. Once I get to the store to get some different tubing, I will move the second blower to the front zipper on the reindeer, hopefully with even better results.
  3. We have the 15' Santa on Sleigh with 3 Reindeer inflatable. It's not the one with Rudolph. The Reindeer aren't real bright, but i can use a flourescent spotlight on them. Real problem is that the Reineer on't seem to fully inflate. I've searched for an open zipper or any opening, but can't seem to fin any. Anyone else have this problem an is there an easy fix? thanx
  4. mikhen

    Guy Wire Question

    OP here.....the 32" base is 10" wide in clay filled with concrete. Fence is solid, no movement at all. I may just scale it back to 20' plus the star for this year and see how it goes. I will post a pic tomorrow of the sleeves I made. They are 13" long, with 2 bolts in each piece of EMT 4 total. 5/16" all thread and nuts and lock washers.
  5. mikhen

    Guy Wire Question

    Thought I posted this before, but I can't find it, so sorry if it's a double. In my front yard, I have an 18' flagpole that doubles as a tree. It has a PVC sleeve sunk into 2' of concrete. It is made out of 2" EMT, and has no guy wires, whether a flag or tree. In my side yard, I'd like to a put a 30' tree, which I put together today. It is made ouyt of the same 2" EMT, with custom made 13" sleeve couplers. I have a 2 PVC sleeves sunk in concrete 32" into the ground. I built a frame to use a pivot to stand up the pole. The pivot point is about 6' off the ground. The total height of the tree would be 30', including the star. I don't have cheap access to steel guy wire, but I do have electricians' pulling string. It is rated at 210lbs. I was planing on using 4 guy wires, tied to my chain link fence,What do you think, will it work or not?
  6. mikhen

    Led Chaser Question

    This is the first time I'm trying this with LED's, and it doesn't work. I took an old set of electronic control lights(chasers), and rewired it to control 4 individual sets. This works fine with incandescent, but apparently not so well with LED's. Only half the set works. Is there a fix for this? By the way, first post, Hi everyone.
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