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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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  1. Clearing out some stuff. Ran across 10 strings of red, white, blue incan minis. 100-ct 23.5' lighted. Some of them are brand new and some were used only indoors a couple times. Looking for $2/string. The are packed in a large USPS flat-rate box ($20 shipping). Any takers?
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    2017 Character additions

    I actually use my iPhone and look at the color palettes to find best match. They really don't have Grinch green or elf blue on the shelf, I asked. Lol
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    2017 Character additions

    Please do. Check out my PineRidgeLights FB page.
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    2017 Character additions

    1/2" BC plywood. Primed both sides. I sanded the good side and applied a second coat of primer. Gives a good drawing and painting surface. I use indoor paints, easier to get in samples. I have some that have been out for at least 4 different seasons. I touch them up as necessary.
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    2017 Character additions

    Here are my additions to this years show.
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    Mega tree wench

    I have a 2" steel pipe 18' tall with 30 strands that i pull up with a winch. No guy wires. its in the ground 2'.
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    New way to install SPT Sockets

    Funny, I use the same method to make the sockets. U been spying on me? lol
  8. Save the bulbs and info. Folks will be looking for them if you dont have use.
  9. The pre lit trees are the hardest to troubleshoot. I have 5 of them, what a PIA but i like them. I use a regular voltage tester, like the Greenlee at the big box stores for all my testing.. Basically you just have to start some place and try and try until you find it. There is a nack to them. Just start replacing them in an orderly fashion. If you find one that is a possible, either set it aside or try it in one of the sections that work. Its just a PIA.....
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    How are you powering your display?

    The only static parts are my motorized deer, using x10 modules.
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    How are you powering your display?

    My power connections are 60a 4-wire dryer plugs. Basically really heavy duty extension cords. the ones that are on the outside panel, hidden behind the deck box are the males and the females are in the garage off the sub panel. I run a little over 45k lights, mixture of LEDs and incans, I'd say about 10% LED at the moment. Slowly switching over. My bill this year was about $125.
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    How are you powering your display?

    Here's mine. Its two dedicated 60a panels that i run off my garage panel, separate from the house panel. I use 2 8ga cables that i run from the garage and disconnect when done.
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    BEST Way To Store Your Lights?

    This is how i store my extension cords and SPT. For the house strings I coil them on spools.
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    Corroded LEDs

    I read the post out hot glue, but what about a dab of silicone?
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