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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 webslinger

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday January 24

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Discovering 25 people outside my home singing Auld Lang Syne new years eve watching my display at midnight.
  • Location
    Sunnyvale, California, USA
  • Biography
    Somebody sent me "the" WiW YouTube link asking me if that was my house. As soon as I saw that I knew I had to have an animated light display. 2 weeks later by the end of November I had 32 channels of LOR. That was in 2007.
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Manager, Web/Tech geek
  • About my display

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  1. webslinger

    Bay Area

    Nice! good for you-congrats!
  2. webslinger

    Computer for LOR

    I use a MacMini and Parallels software running Windows 7. Have used that for years without issue. Before that I was on another MacMini running Windows XP via BootCamp. I've run LOR for 11-12 years this way and no hiccups* and no "real" windows box. I've only now started to come across an issue trying to configure first gen LOR PixelCon 16 boards via the Mac running Windows. I'm not convinced it a Mac / Ethernet issue based on what I've read about PixelCon 16 boards. I haven't had a chance to try and fully update the firmware on the LOR boards and dig deeper so I am not assigning blame yet.
  3. webslinger

    Inflatabe's for sale

    The bear still available?
  4. webslinger

    Bay Area

    I got some small tiny and small locks from OSH and just attach them to the tree, or a close object if possible. Keeps the mischief down from someone just walking away with them. I've done a display for 12 years or so and the only mischief has been someone unscrewing lights around the sidewalk. weird. Willow Glen eh? Owner if I ever rolled by. What street was it on? -Webslinger
  5. webslinger

    Lowes has 100ct incan lights for 56 cents each

    Our Lowes went 90% off. I got cases of mini incans coming in at .23 and .26 a string for 100 ct green wire and white wire. 10 cases for right at 30 bucks. Take that you plug eating and stealing squirrels.
  6. I can't find this anywhere. Anyone know where to find it or another similar Pug inflatable?