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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 dodgertrue

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 02/22/1957

Profile Information

  • Location
    Visalia, California, USA
  • Biography
    My wife and I have always enjoyed Christmas. Since I found Planet Christmas it's the most wonderful time of the year everyday.
  • Interests
    Hobbies. Who has time for hobbies, I'm sequencing. I guess thats my hobby.
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    We were just going to do 1 controller in 2008 but ended up with 2. We ended up adding a mega tree to the display. For 2009 we will have 5 controllers and 80% of the display will be LEDs.
  1. dodgertrue

    Buzz Box

    I think your refering to he light keeper pro. You can find them at www.lightkeeperpro.com. Or Amazon has them for around $11.00. Or if you wait a couple of months Lowes will have them. Greg
  2. I agree that these are great covers. I've had mine for 2 years and they still look new. Just be sure to get them early because he sells out. Greg
  3. dodgertrue

    How Many Lights?

    I used 3/4 pvc on my arches with 15" segments. I used 2 sets of 70 count LEDs and it's probably a little to much. I should have used 100 count. Greg
  4. dodgertrue

    Fireworks Lights

    If the fire works here are what you are looking for you can find them at 1866palmtree.com. http://www.lightazmic.com/2010_Videos.html Greg
  5. Between this and what you went through last year I hope your Christmas display disasters are done. Greg
  6. dodgertrue

    Anyone ever had someone copy them?

    I'm a copier. Mega tree, Z tree, chasing mini trees, shooting stars, fireworks display. None were my idea but all are in my show. Greg
  7. dodgertrue

    Any suggestions?

    40 years ago I would have said to sit outside with a 12 guage and some rock salt. But today you would be in more trouble than the thieves. I really like the paint grenade idea. Greg
  8. By this time last year we knew that Bill V and Robert Cox had been selected for the TLC Christmas show, but I haven't seen any threads this year from anyone. Do any of you know if anybody has heard from TLC this year? Hopefully they are planning something this year. Greg
  9. dodgertrue

    C-7 LED Retro Help

    Thats Creative Display, not Christmas. Sorry Greg
  10. dodgertrue

    C-7 LED Retro Help

    I have several hundred of Christmas Display's C7s & and C9s and I"m very happy with them They are also going to be having a 20% off sale the first 15 days of July. Their C7s and C9 retro fit lamsp are also dimmable. Greg