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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.



MrMatt last won the day on July 26 2017

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About MrMatt

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Just always love the magic of Christmas
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    Mechanical engineering student, with family of 6 wife, 2 girls, 2 boys all within 5 years. So Christmas is important around here
  • Interests
    Working on my cars, making them faster/ better
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  • About my display
    Just a beginner, looking to improve my static display

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  1. You should try bypassing controller #1 meaning connect to all the other controllers only and see if they work. Then you will know that the cat 5 outlet of controller #1 is bad. It is fairly common to have them get damaged. You can use a cat 5 splitter to fix it if that is really the problem
  2. Looking Good Big J! I hope to get started this weekend, I feel like I am way behind this year. I look forward to more progress pics
  3. MrMatt

    Reliable C7 or C9 LED Lights

    Every time i have put a retrofit LEd on a watt meter they pull 0.9 watts to 0.96 watts, both the 5 LED style and SMD. That is still less than 1/7th of the incans, but if you are going to use a large quantity the the difference in power consumption will matter. But in addition I too recommend the C9 LED retrofit, I use them on my home and in my local lighting business. I love the quality and brightness.
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    Newest addition.

    That's awesome!
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    Who makes custom sequences

    One called synchronized Christmas, and I know Leechburg lights did it at one time, also I think I came across some others through eBay.
  6. MrMatt

    Expanding my display

    Not sure if I entirely understand your question, but it sounds like you want to add more RGB lights, You can buy rgb lights and controllers from Light o rama or Holiday Coro or more to expand the lights. To program them you can add more controllers to the current sequences you have, and may need to upgrade your LOR software license to do so. Or you can use the Xlights program which is free, but can be complicated if you are not computer savy
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    LOR 16 Channel Control Box for sale

    Generation is usually on the top left corner of the board
  8. MrMatt

    Roof light clips

    Do you mean up and down from the roof to the ground? If so I am not sure but I think you would use hooks
  9. MrMatt

    Starting New

    I know that in general the Falcon controllers are considered to be the ultimate controller. The word is that LOR sells good quality pixels, but at a premium price. And many buy directly from China through AliExpress.com I was asking the same questions you had a few months ago. The Aus lights forum and xlights pages have tons of information. I ended up deciding to stick with traditional lights for now due to the higher cost of pixels.
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    Lots of people use this place http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/category/All-Christmas-Woodcraft-Patterns
  11. I love planet Christmas, I understand how Facebook is more convenient in ways, but I definitely think forums are a more efficient way to share and store information. My suggestion isn't very you, but advertise what's here, come up with ways to show how this forum is better than social media
  12. MrMatt

    Newbie looking to add new sequences

    There is also a Facebook group light o rama sequence sharers
  13. MrMatt

    anyone interested in helping me get started

    I think showing some pictures of your current display will help us give tips. I made my first mega tree this year about 18ft tall. I have had lots of compliments and a few asking where they can buy one. So I would say that it makes for some added flare :-) I would be happy to try to help you with any questions
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    Plywood Cutouts

    Looks great, after making all of those do you have any tips you can share? I am looking into doing some next year, and I am sure you learned some do's and don'ts along the way. :-) also can i ask you about the presents, did you make them too?