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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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  1. flack

    Xmas 2007 prep

    Well... after MANY hours atempting to search, i've not found any solid sugestions for attaching to adobe style roofs.. if anyone knows of some info it would be greatly appreciated... also, I think I have the basic idea for what I'm going to do for next year, so here starts the questions: I've read some members using the Animation Screen of the Sequence Editor via importing a digital shot of their house and, from what i understand, simulating what the end output will look like.. if this is correct, how can I do this? How can I tell how much power my house will support? and lastly, it is my understanding that a channel is basiclly a controlled light swtich, so if i want to put up a mini tree with 3 diffrent colors on it, and controll it sepratly, that one tree will require 3 diffrent channels, is that correct? or do the channels have more controll than that?
  2. flack

    Xmas 2007 prep

    csmith wrote: Hehe.. thx.. she is a cuttie.. ain't she? :] LOL i've thought about some roof action, not scared of hieghts.. just not sure how not to break any of the adobe/clay tiles and still make it perty for passer-bys. Besides, not sure I can compete with the Luxor and be seen by space.
  3. flack

    Xmas 2007 prep

    First off.. HELLO Pc'ers! hope everyone's xmas was bright and wonderfull :waycool: Figured since this was my first offical post here, I probablly should post in the n00b zone, but hopefully I'll get some good sugestions for 07. As you can see, from the images below, I've kinda got a small front yard footprint to work with, but can see alot of potental. So i'm turning to this awsome community to help give me some hints for next year, so I can start planning my first automated lights for next year now :happytree: First year ina house, most lights i've ever put up!! lol the 3year oldLOVES them tho. (ps. altho you really can't tell in this picture, there is a fine dusting of snow. Can't beat a white Las Vegas Christmas!) Shot of the house at night, 5 multi-colorLED "icecicle" strands on the eves. 3 multi-color mini "icecicle" strands in the tree,1 multi-colored strand wraped ineach front bush, 4 white mini-bulbed snowflakes along the driveway, and one 4ftairblown snowglobe by the front porch. Rough dimentions of the front yard/driveway.. Any/All imput greatly appreciated.. I've got some ideas myself, but would really love to brainstorm with you folks that have already done them in the past, or have some fun ideas to throw around.