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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.

TBS99

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About TBS99

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC81BVGSCPnpd4zrMEqy6QfA

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    drummer boy
  • Location
    Eatonville Wa.
  • Biography
    Disabled and getting hooked on Christmas lights
  • Interests
    Computers and lights
  • Occupation
    Disability
  • About my display
    Starting out 2016 64 channels

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  1. On the bottom of the board there are numbers like CTB16PC V?. CTB16 V1 is a Generation 1 and V2 is a Generation 2. The Generation 3 controllers have a Green LED light. Tom
  2. A little more info would be helpful like a price. Also what generation is it? I see a red LED so it is a Gen 1 or 2. Please post more. Thanks Tom
  3. I have been having the same issue also. I get other weird things also. This is on one of the pages also : "Template classifieds/front/widgets/advertFeed is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme" . Tom
  4. TBS99

    Difference between smart rgb strips and node

    You Tube is a great place to see the differences between strips and nodes. Tom
  5. TBS99

    What is this?!

    So cool to see a vintage design made modern. Great job. Tom
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    www.MyDoorDecor.com

    I really like your garland. I may have to add some to my show this year. Tom
  7. I just saved these from being taken to the dump. There was more but I did not find out about them until some were already taken to the dump from an estate sale. They are in excellent condition for how old they are. The clear coat has yellowed over the years. After some research and speaking to the neighbor next door to the estate sale these were made some time around 1960 as he recalled. They are the Douglas Fir Plywood Association patterns that came out in 1957. It was poster paper that you glued to plywood and then clear coat it. The Santa, sleigh and reindeer are from the Douglas Fir Plywood Association promotion. I have 2 camels, one with a wise man on it that was the only pieces left from the nativity scene the estate had. The neighbor told me that there was at least 10 more pieces that were sent to the dump that the family did not want. These look like the ones from U-bild but the neighbor told me that they were made around 1960 also so not sure about them. I wish I could have saved the rest. These will be in my display this year. These are all 5 to 6 feet tall pieces. Tom
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    Wall Plugs For Fiber Optic Houses

    I picked up adapters from the Goodwill for cheap that fit some of things I had. Made sure it was the right amps and the end fit into what I was using it for. Tom
  9. Haven't seen any like that in the Northwest either. I think it is great. Tom
  10. Lightorama has posted customers 2017 Christmas videos already. They posted on their website and You Tube. Here is mine: 052 Smith Tom
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    Control

    LOR will be having a spring sale in April. Good prices, and you will have a warranty with a new one. Tom
  12. I wish they had these deals like that on the west coast. I keep watching but they all seem to be on the east coast. Tom
  13. TBS99

    Where is it now! Uggg

    I just tried it and it worked for me. Here is a link to the last page, see if this works: Tom
  14. TBS99

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Right now all forums are slow from what I am seeing. Tom
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