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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 ldzilm

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 06/30/1958

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    growing up and having a family that supported and helped with over the top christmas decorating
  • Location
    Diamond Illinois
  • Biography
    moved to town home and no longer can go crazy with Christmas. bummer
  • Interests
    woodworking mosaics yardwork
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    boring this year missed all the fun and excitement of LOR

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  1. This classified ad is COMPLETED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have moved and no longer will be doing "the Christmas thing". I posted a for sale ad and got several requests to buy only certain items and have them shipped. I would rather give everything to one person if they are willing to pick it all up than to break up everything and spend the time and effort to ship. So I have changed this from $1500 to FREE. The listing shows $1 due the fact that I cannot enter free but it is FREE if you pick it all up 8 LOR controllers LOR1602W with cat 5 and stands LOR easy linke4 with wires ect. FM transmitter with wire and Ant ect. Mega tree frame with star (Center pole not included just too large) 4 with wire trees countdown sign Large Merry Christmas sign (plywood painter in Pvc frame - Reversable with listen to the lights sign on back) couple of blomolds 18 foot artificial tree large ornaments for tree two 4 foot wreaths two large candy canes ( homemade with 3"pvc) 5 white wire deer 10 totes full of led lights 5 pvc homemade light up "North Poles" some extra thrown in for fun ALL FREE MUST PICK UP. Im located in Illinois about 60 miles south of downtown Chicago in Diamond Illinois for information and more pictures contact me at zilm680@comcast.net


    Diamond, Illinois - US

  2. ldzilm

    No green LED anywhere!!

    I was just in my local Menards last night and they where just putting out the green leds. I asked the clerk what was going on all she knew was they just arrived and they had alot of them I purchased 50 strings and payed full price ( I hate that) but at least I have them to finish my mega tree.
  3. ldzilm

    Illinois Members!

    sooo tempting but so far havent looked into blowmolds just the thought of storage runs shivers up my spine. I was up in santas loft (my storage above the garage) and have to addmit there are two lonley soldiers over in the corner that havent seen the light of day in years. I should give them to somone that could use them any takers? I need to get rid of them before they mutiply and take over you have to pic them up Lar
  4. ldzilm

    How to mount LOR1602W boxes

    Hi I used square metal tubing and made a stand 3' high 2' wide mounted two controllers on each side with a power strip located below. then the whole thing gets a cover made of plywood that has been painted to look like a big present. I have two of these in my yard they are quit heavy and with the stakes that go thru the holes in the tubing to the ground they are not going anywhere Larry
  5. ldzilm

    Illinois Members!

    Hi Im Larry and relatively new to this this forum but have had displays for about 31 years. 2007 was the first year for LOR. This year I will have 128 channels 48500 lights - sorry guys no blowmold sorry sorry sorry ( I just dont want to store them ). I have leaping arches as a fence giant candycanes and lots of other stuff ( as family and friends call it) This will be the first year ever for a mega tree Im replacing my 25 foot artificail tree (got to be a pain in the bum to put up every year in the cold) so that will be interesting. Oh one more thing this all happens in a yard thats about 25 feet wide and 30 feet deep . I live in a duplex and the neighbors think im wierd. Oh well Have a great Christmas in 2008 everyone