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  • 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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  1. Christmas Cheer

    Time Left: 7 years and 2 months

    • Wanted
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    All we need is a bit of Christmas cheer any time of the year!


  2. Over 35,000 lights and Setup begins in October. Enjoy the lights! https://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/
  3. I just made this design and want to know your opinions??? ---->> for more detail visit https://www.teezily.com/christmas-spirit
  4. what do you think about the design? more info here : https://www.teezily.com/christmas-spirit

    • For Sale
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    I have 3 former municipal street pole decorations for sale at $100 each. There are 2 trees with lights and ornaments and 1 star. They are all on heavy duty steel pole attachments and have normal heavy duty plug in cords. You will need to replace some of the regular size lightbulbs on the trees. Each tree is approx 76" tall. The star is approx 76" across. Buy 1 or all 3!


  6. Christmas_House_2017.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    My house display for 2017 Christmas. The outside lights and living room window lights are controlled by an Allen Bradley SLC5/04 PLC. The door wreath is controlled by a Siemens S2-200 PLC, with the power to it controlled by the living room SLC5/04. Most of the light strings have been cut into 10 bulb sections to run on 24 volts DC provided by separate power supplies. The flickering candles in the kitchen window are 4 volt bulbs wired to a TTL transistor logic card, and each of the 7 is controlled with it's own subroutine. TO get 4 volts I have a 5 volt power supply run through a potentiometer to reduce the voltage to 3.7 volts - it is easier on the bulbs and makes them a little dimmer than full brightness so they appear more like candles. The kitchen window is controlled by a SLC5/03 PLC, and another SLC5/03 controls the tree that I put out in the side yard this year. The PLC's are synced with messaging by a home control SLC5/05 in my home office, through NET-ENI's. A network COM port on the tree PLC is messaged to through a data-subscriber on the HMI. All features (along with the home controls, monitoring and alarms) are controllable and adjustable by a computer and a Windows tablet both running AdvancedHMI.
  7. Magic Reindeer Food

    I'm not sure this is really linked to Christmas lights as such but thought it was a fun video/product. Have a look see what you think x
  8. I am having some issues with a 60in light up wreath. 7/8 of the thing lights up but half of 1 section is completely out. I have tried replacing bulbs, used the Christmas light tester tool but I am stuck. Today I found what I think is where it is losing power or transfer of power to the next bulb Anybody have any idea what type of bum set up this is? Or how to fix it? I am pretty sure this is where the lights stop from bulb to bulb. I have never seen bulbs like this before and have tried everything except splicing the wires again. How can I fix this so I can use this wreath again?The bulb before this has the same housing and works fine.
  9. I need a replacement blower wheel (round plastic piece about the size of the palm of your hand) for Christmas inflatable. Description below: 10'-12' inflatable reindeer (4-ish years old) Bought in Illinois (Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, or "At Home") Fan is of Chinese origin (Tried contacting the Chinese company but received no response): st-motor.com model: SBH1084S3A Class B 120vac / 60Hz / 0.54A Thermally protected F Blower wheel dimensions: 4 1/4" Wide x 1 1/8" Tall I REALLY don't want to throw this away. Im at the end of my search though. Does anyone have any ideas on where I can find a replacement blower wheel or motor? Th inflatable does have a light string attached to it also. The light string looks like a simple plastic connector. Is the .54A just for the light string? Should I just buy a replacement motor? If so which one? Thanks tried to upload the pictures with no luck. Thank you all for your help!
  10. I found this on Youtube and thought it was a great idea. How to catch Santa on Camera This Christmas....
  11. 2016 Christmas Display. 30,000 lights
  12. Re-designing my 12' snowman

    A few people have mentioned to me my 12' frosty is a bit out of place compared to my other display items. Thinking about retiring him or re doing it in some way. I want to add a hat, and possibly change it to rope light. I know i want to re do the mouth, and maybe the face in general. Thoughts? The item takes up a lot of space and there are tons of other ideas i could put in to action. But the majority of people just love this item. For 2017 i am relocating it to the center of the yard or the far right instead of the left. It would need to be smaller in that case. I could just make room for more mega trees as well.
  13. 2016 Display - 30k lights

    I'm 19 and have been doing this for about 10 years so far, I've came a long way with my display in just the past few years even. Here are some highlight pics of this year and a link to the website and Facebook page: http://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ForestRunLights/ I'm open to any suggestions-good or bad for next year, thanks for looking!
  14. Christmas & The Three Wise Men

    Hi everyone! I'm supporting a Kickstarter campaign about a historical fiction about the Three Wise Men titled 'And when They Were Come unto the House'. Do you wonder about 'Where did they come from?', 'Did they even exist?', 'Why the 25th of December?', and anything more about the Real Story of Christmas? You can check it out and read more here - CLICK! Looking forward for you support on this campaign too!
  15. Hello everyone. I hope people still check in. I noticed there has not been a post here since 2010! I've been decorating for 25 years now and am finally going to put my lights to music......Hopefully. I hope I can get some help from my fellow New Hampshirites.
  16. Christmas Tree Ver2.avi

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Here's a .AVI version I had created because neither of the MP4 uploads would play. This runs on an Allen Bradley SLC503 that I upgraded from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added a 120V output card to control the 12V power supply, tree top and the white lights on the pre-lit tree. It's controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI through a Ethernet serial port through a WiFi access point. Unfortunately the camera had a difficult time focusing on the flashing lights, but even though some is out of focus the patterns still show.

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  17. Shooting Star Ver2.0.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Update of the shooting star in my LR window for Christmas. I added a few more modes. This is run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/05 and controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. Sorry about the focus, but the camera couldn't keep it's focus range on the flashing lights.

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  18. My whole display is static lights and airblowns, but this is the first year that I'll be really going all out as I've basically doubled my lights over the last year. Now, what I'm wondering is, is it safe (wattage-wise, for my lights themselves, and for my breakers) to connect LEDs to mini light strands? Or should I keep them entirely separate? I've connected a few strands of icicle mini-lights to my LED c9s last year without even thinking about it but now I'm wondering whether that can have any ill effects, especially if I have lots of things connected to one outlet, or LEDs on both sides of a string of mini lights? Is this going to mess with the wattage? What I would LIKE to do is run an extension cord down from my roof outlet, and connect mini-lights to it to brighten my front parking area. And at the END of that strand, I would like to start attaching (at least 10) strings of LEDs to wrap around the lilac trees about 20 feet from the front of my house. I THINK this is the best course of action, as the LEDs will still take only the power they need as they are on the end, right? If this is a bad idea, I will likely just scrap the idea of minis and use an extra-long extension cord and only do the LEDs on the trees. Is this bad? Should I not do that? I'm looking to keep my energy costs low (thus using almost all LEDs), am I going to be wasting energy this way, because the minis are sucking extra power through the strings of LEDs? Will I bust my LEDs by taking extra power through them to light the minis? Thanks for any advice!
  19. The Florida Mini 2012 version is going to be near Jacksonville in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, April 28th. The time is tentative, but probably around 9 am to 3 pm. It will be in an air conditioned club house. This is our annual gathering of Christmas Decorators. The Mini is open to all for all over the USA. You may be a Newbie or an old timer. Lee will be hosting this year. We will probably have a breakfast snack, drinks, lunch, dessert, and snacks. More info on food to come. The cost will be $15 per person to cover food cost and expenses. We will have an LOR interactive sharing session where you can get your questions answered. There will also be a Show and Tell for you to bring something you may what to share with the group. The rest is up to you. If you are interested in sharing let us know on here or PM me. I'm very excited to get together again with all you crazy people. Since it is in Northern Florida I expect to see some "Out of Towners." Michael Beason
  20. Florida Mini 2012

    The Florida Mini is going to be in the Jacksonville area. We are looking at possibly late April or early May. Stay tuned to find out more info. This is for decorators from any state or skill level. It is a wonderful time to meet, share and learn. Also, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Planet-Christmas/233759653343533
  21. Here are my House Layouts any suggestions idea's Comments, am i going too big to fast - 64 channel's Expected LOR. and might find other RGB Controllers but as for now i am going with 64 Channel's LOR Halloween Idea Christmas Idea Fourth of July Idea
  22. My Shows - 3 Houses

    Here are my shows so far this year - more to come! Wizards in Winter Jingle Bells
  23. Florida Christmas Light decorators have a Facebook page. 'Like it 'to keep up-to-date with what is happening in Florida. We welcome all decorators from all over the world. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Planet-Christmas/233759653343533
  24. Christmas Story Leg Lamp

    Yesterday at Walgreen's I found a 40" Leg Lamp. I've wanted one of these for years, but the only ones I found were over $250 online.
  25. Christmas Tree That Snows Itself

    Visited the Decorator's Warehouse in Arlington, Texas and Wow! They even have a Christmas Tree that snows itself!