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  • 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.
  • 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.



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About TBS99

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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
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  • About my display
    Starting out 2016 64 channels

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  1. Lightorama has posted customers 2017 Christmas videos already. They posted on their website and You Tube. Here is mine: 052 Smith Tom
  2. Control

    LOR will be having a spring sale in April. Good prices, and you will have a warranty with a new one. Tom
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Right now all forums are slow from what I am seeing. Tom
  6. Replacement reindeer light clips

    These guys carry some: http://shop.christmas-leds.com/category_v3.aspx?categoryID=386 Tom
  7. Where is it now! Uggg

    I got this when I tried to find it : Sorry, there is a problem You do not have permission to view this content. Error code: 2F173/K Tom
  8. Click on "Other" button on top, it is in there. Tom
  9. First year with LOR

    Good job. Not sure what that orange thing in the middle of the roof is, other than that looks good. Tom
  10. Plywood Santa

    I will try everything I can to keep the original artwork. I really like this piece. I think I will try to clear coat him after taking a lot of pictures. I will look into this. I forgot to mention he is 6 feet to the top of the lantern and 38 inches at the widest point. Tom
  11. Plywood Santa

    The cheesy lights were the first thing to go. There is a C9 bulb inside the back of the lantern, but the socket is disintegrating. I do like the patina look, and the plywood is actually in really good shape. I think I might just clear coat him to protect him more. I like the Idea of an led spotlight, but not sure if it would take away the light in the lantern. The next nice day I am going to take a lot of pictures and dig out my old 36 inch printer and see if I can make a pattern. I thank you all for your suggestions. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Tom
  12. You might want to try here to locate someone in your area. The gentleman that runs it is very helpful : http://lightsofthevalley.com/ Tom
  13. Plywood Santa

    I just was given this vintage plywood cut out of Santa holding a lantern. The lantern does have a light in it. The gentlemen told me he made this from a pattern back in the 70's. He does not remember where he got the pattern from. It needs to be repainted. I was wondering if anybody has this pattern or knows were I might find one. If I can't find a pattern I guess I will just take lots of pictures and try to repaint it that way. I am not artistic at all, I have trouble drawing stick people. Any information would be appreciated Thanks Tom
  14. Fading failure

    I am having the same problem with one of my Gen 3 controllers, early model. 2 channels won't fade right. C9 snubber was not enough to get them to fade so I used 50 ct incan strings on the 2 problem channels for them to fade. Did a firmware update and reset the board which did nothing for the problem. I think it is time to replace the triacs on those channels. Tom
  15. Those look cool. I would love to see those. I believe you can upload those dvds right to YouTube depending on their size. Tom