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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
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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.
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  • 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.

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Big J Illinois

Pics of anyone's display progress

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If anyone knows how to turn off the overhead sprinklers I would appreciate the help. If I can get the mega tree and roof done today/tomorrow I will be golden. If not no sleep for me before/after work.

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Thanks big j. Yours looks awesome. Still a bit more to go but will be done before dec 1st. Even put a walking path thru the yard too so people don’t stand in the street. 

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23 hours ago, PCguy said:

16 channels but i had another project that failed and did sqences for 8 channels.. im trying to go back and edit a couple more channels into my shows.

so i doubt to be using all 16this year or many for a long time as i need more lights did a recount i added a couple more tonight so i now have 5,800 lights

If you want any help with the sequencing of be willing to help out.

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Got the lights on the house, my 20" pole with 5 shooting stars up and the Mega built so far this weekend.

Trying to corral 6 people to help me put the mega up. It has 12 CCB strings running off of 6 controllers topped with a hand made 3' star out of coroplast with 490 LED's. All in all, will have 8 CTB16's for 128 channels, 1 - 8 Channel RGB by LOR and then of course the mega for a total of 20,700 lights / pixels

Included in this years display are 4 Holiday Coro singing trees, 10 mini trees each with 300 lights, 4 holiday Coro white trees with 300 lights each, lights on fence and 12 RGB floods

Here is what the mega looks like waiting for my volunteers to help me put it up.


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Sure your not in Ga or if you are your far away, seems were all so spread out I wish I had people close by to me who I could help and could help me this time of yr. Naw I like doing mine myself other I don't like heights my meds don.t help but I've gotten lights higher this yr then ever before.

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