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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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    Amelia, VA
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    I live in Amelia, Va
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    Just starting out, planning on several RGB items and controlling previous static display.

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  1. bakerlights

    Mac Software

    I currently use E1.31 to connect to the Lynx Etherdongle. I believe it uses standard E1.31 then converts to Pixelnet protocol going out the the Hubs and Controllers. Steve.
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    Announcing The 6Th Annual Virginia Mini On May 18

    Paula and I had a great time at the mini. I think it gave us both more ideas on things to put into our display. It was also great to meet everyone. I did have one question if anyone got the link or know where do get the "Buzz Box" I would be very grateful, Paula really wants to fix several of the display item that she has had for many year and the light are now failing. Andy and Al, Thank you for pulling this together I am already excited for next years. Steve.
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    Announcing The 6Th Annual Virginia Mini On May 18

    I have a 300W ATX power supply that has binding post for 12v, 5v and 3.3v that can be used, I can put in it in with the other items I was going to bring with me. Steve