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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 ChristmasKitten

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 05/15/2003

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    The night before Christmas...
  • Location
    Marshalltown IA
  • Biography
    I listen to Christmas music all year round
  • Interests
    Christmas, Model Trains, and Lego
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    32 channels and 2nd year going strong

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  1. Pics of anyone's display progress

    This isn't mine, but I think it deserves some attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liTV_RYl-Ag
  2. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    I agree with both @Aputernut and @The Inflatable King Of Ohio. I like traditional displays with nativities, as well as the ones with lots of inflatables and blow molds. The only ones I don't like are the ones were the inflatables and blow molds are so dense you can't tell one from another.
  3. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Finally got a video of my display. Hope you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06S-LB6bon8
  4. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    I had a news interviewer think that the display was synchronized on the spot to a real station. They also said in their press-release that I designed my software. (LOR) He was mightily confused. Ohh... silly people.
  5. Display Dark! Please help!

    UPDATE: After 2 replaced fuses, much troubleshooting, and a thorough inspection; It now works. Cause ended up being a flood light that broke while in a fixture, shorting it out.
  6. Display Dark! Please help!

    Came home at 6:00 pm only to discover that the right-hand fuse in one of my two CTBPC16g3's had blown. This happened to be the critical part of our display, as it runs the Tune-To sign and charity box. Any suggestions to find the problem would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Pics of anyone's display progress

    @Big J Illinois You should rename this topic Pics of Everyone's Display Progress

    As for your mega-tree idea, I would do 1 with 16 sections, and the other mirrored to the first. This is what I do with my 2 eight-channel firesticks and they look great.
  9. Please fill out the poll
  10. Help! Need advice

    Just learned I have a news interview (about my display) with one of Iowa's biggest news stations tomorrow (the 22nd). Do you have any advice for me?
  11. Incandescent Lights CHEAP!!

    PM sent.
  12. Who's pumped to light up? I know I am.
  13. Who is this fellow?

    Found this at an antique store, couldn't find any labels anywhere. Anyone know what he is/ where he came from?
  14. Sequences need

    I'll PM you some when I find them...
  15. Pics of anyone's display progress

    All done! The picture is bad, but I have 8 mini-trees, 2 firesticks, 2 bushes, and 2 floods.