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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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About JohnOcampo

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My brand new bike I always wanted. And waking up to a white christmas
  • Location
    Taylor, texas
  • Biography
    Coal miner, Harley rider, father, husband. Sports fan. Enjoy making my family happy.
  • Interests
    Harley davidson
  • Occupation
    Coal miner
  • About my display
    Lights and inflatables, arches. Looking for more.

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  1. JohnOcampo

    Adapter no longer working

    How do you take apart? It is the plug. I tried a plug from one that is working to narrow it down.
  2. JohnOcampo

    Adapter no longer working

    My adapter on my inflatable no longer works. Do they have a fuse if so where is it?
  3. JohnOcampo

    Need help with a motor

    Any pictures on how you set them up?
  4. JohnOcampo

    Need help with a motor

    I found some small Synchronous Motor 110V on ebay. They have different rpms. Does anyone know what these motors would be good for? How to wire them? I'm looking to build a ferris wheel and maybe something that will spin around slowly on a small stage of some sort like candy canes or teddy bears. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
  5. JohnOcampo

    Wind ripped my Inflatable Snow Globe

    I had the same problem on my Santa. I haven't fixed it yet but I am tomorrow the wind is supposed to be a lot slower. But I posted about this and got a response of hot glue gun. But I also did some looking at home depot and they have an inflatable pool repair kit which pretty much a patch and some rubber cement. Depending on the size of your rip you may need more than one kit. But it's very inexpensive. I also thought about using some gorilla tarp repair tape.
  6. I have a inflatable that was ripped with the wind. The cold front came in before expected and by the time I got home it was ripped. It has a rip on the side about 12 inches or so. What is the best way to fix it? I have gorilla tarp repair tape. Will the work? Is their something better? Is their something to add along with the tape? All help would be appreciated
  7. JohnOcampo

    Detachable arches

    Does it need to be glued?
  8. JohnOcampo

    Detachable arches

    I made some arches this year. My first year but they are 2-10ft pvc pieces. I have a coupler in the middle glued which I'm sure everyone or most do. But is their another way to build them where they come apart and still be 2-10ft pieces instead of a 20ft piece?
  9. JohnOcampo

    Looking for motor info

    Thank you. What size would I begin to look at? Or does the site recommend
  10. JohnOcampo

    Looking for next year

    I'm new to the scene and finding out more and more and a lor is definitely something I am going to get into. I need all the info I can get. Mainly which one do I need. Starting out small with arches and progress yet after year. So I'm not looking for a monster machine. Looking to do arches with music. Is the starter set what I need or is something else preferred?
  11. JohnOcampo

    Looking for motor info

    I'm new to the decor scene and looking to build a ferris wheel. I need to know where to get a motor and any info that I should know about it. I really don't want one that I will have to rig up to work. Any info would be greatly appreciated
  12. JohnOcampo

    New to decor

    I'm new to the decor scene and finding out more as I go. Any info on rgb would be greatly appreciated
  13. JohnOcampo

    Light o rama

    On the lor 8 channel does it use 120 or 220 ? How does it hook up to power? So spt2 is thicker than 1?
  14. JohnOcampo

    Light o rama

    Thank you very much. It seems to be a lot more detailed than I thought. But I am looking to do ac power led. Nothing large at first. Looking to progress in time. So first would be arches with music. As I learn it and see different ideas I will add. Being that I'm new to this I'm finding out its not as easy as it looks. Not that it looks easy but the detail involved. Will also be using for Halloween since that is my wife's thing. But I want to do a ferris wheel and projector along with lor so I'm not looking for a huge project at first. But I will definitely take all your advice. My goal is to have the best in town.
  15. JohnOcampo

    Non polarized extension cords

    Thank you. That is exactly what I thought about doing was using old light spring with lights pulled.