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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.



mwalz last won the day on December 18 2017

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About mwalz

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  • Birthday 08/01/1997

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When I would always go to Santas Magical Kingdom in Jellystone Park in Eureka MO with my family, according to them, that is what started my love for Christmas lights. I always try to make every Christmas something to remember for everyone.
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    Besides Christmas lights i do Halloween but not very big. Love Christmas decorating!
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  • About my display
    For 2016, about 30,000 lights. A static display, but in a way I like that better.

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  1. As I realize I only have 4 months until all the Christmas lights need to be tested, the gears are turning for new Halloween projects. Does anyone have a design for a singing Halloween style face? Or ideas for how to design it. I think the kids on Halloween would love to see a pumpkin face singing their favorite Halloween songs. Last Halloween my LOR was not set up so it could be exciting to see how it works out. TIA
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    Anyone MOD'd these before?

    Not sure about those but the GE brand minis i have fade just fine. I would imagine the rope light would as well. Something to think about, if you do decide to wrap minis on them will they get tangled in the fishing line that's use to hang the tree?
  3. Over 35,000 lights and Setup begins in October. Enjoy the lights! https://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/
  4. I have all the small stuff put away. Just the 4 mega trees and the roof basically left. Some bushes and odd stuff here and there. Was 50 degrees today so that helped out a lot. Calling for rain tomorrow and then back to 25 degrees This weekend. This weather has been crazy.
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    Commercial shoot?

    That's sweet, go for it. Never been approached by anyone like that.
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    After Christmas sales

    I got around 2k blue LEDs from menards and around 2500 red LEDs from walmart. Some rope light. Everything around me went quick as well.
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    LED Tree Lights Too Bright

    Maybe some of you others may have more info but this may help. My LOR controller dims these supposedly non dimmable leds just fine. Not sure if it's the same kind of controller used fro wall dimmers.
  8. Something that I think would be helpful is a way to organize the threads that you have participated in. For example if i comment on this post like i am, then on my profile or via a link on the home page I can see at once if the thread i engage in have new content posted on them. No just a list of all the comments I've posted or threads I've started. Hopefully that made sense
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    Target Christmas Clearance! ALREADY?

    I was at lowes today and almost all lights are gone except projection lights. I got 2 blowmolds half off. Inflatables left. Things are looking bleak for those clearance sales.
  10. mnull, I love the fact your blow molds are not spread all over your yard, you have a lot going on but they are displayed nicely. What did you use for the white section in your river? I've been trying to figure out a material to use for that for a while
  11. That's a really good idea, as long as it works that's all that matters
  12. Thank you! How did you hang that wreath? It probably is decently heavy
  13. Looks great! I love the way your windows are outlined very clean. That wreath is gorgeous! By no means am i an expert but some things that could add are more density on the mega tree, finish up all those bushes in front, and maybe some up lighting on the house? Your display look fantastic keep at it! I love it! I wouldn't consider myself an expert, but a couple easy things to do is add some floods for up lighting on the house, maybe do all the bushed in front, possibly the top of the roof if you're comfortable up there. Maybe even more density to the mega tree? That fence on the left could be a good opourtunity for something. I really like the way your windows are outlined, very clean, and that wreath is gorgeous! My display is about done, just few little things here and there.
  14. mwalz

    2017 Christmas Display

    My display for the 2017 season. Lots of hard work but the community loves it! 502 Forest Run Dr. Eureka, MO 63025
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    Repairing CCR

    Silicone would, or hot glue would probably work. I used hot glue to seal the end of some rgb strips and so far no issues.