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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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.

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  1. 2 points
    This is our first year at this house, so did what I could. Limited use of grass area as they association maintains the turf. Just so happens that one of the lights is out over the garage in this picture too! C9 LED retro's in red/green. Next year will include: 2nd story roof line, 2nd story windows, mini trees, and LOR controllers.
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    2 photos of the flag pole in front of the house this year I do something different every year
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    Actually Christmas-LEDs.com sells the color caps for LED lights: http://www.christmas-leds.com/category_v3.aspx?categoryID=336 I am curious about the warm vs cool under the color caps as well and would love to see a picture comparison. I personally have never felt one looked brighter than the other but they certainly look different and the look you prefer is a matter of taste.
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    Yes I remember in the early 1970's they were all over Dallas. Many of the strip malls went bananas with not only pole mount stuff, but trees everywhere, building front mount. I remember several places like that. I hope to dig up some photos soon that I took as a kid.
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    Here's a few pics. but go to videos/Christmas displays to see all outside and inside
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    6300 RGB lights using Xlights to control it.
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    I think I am finally done adding to the display this yr. Just under 15000 LED's, Hoping next yr to add 48 channels of LOR.
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    I can make them out of steel if you want to put your own lights on them. Doug www.wireframedlites.com
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    Here's what mine looks like when the rain isn't shorting everything out (extra rainy weather here the last few days): Here's what the nativity looks like in the daytime (still pouring down rain):
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    Here's mine. We have to yard lined now too I just haven't got a picture of that yet. I'm thinking about wrapping some tomato cages and putting them out in the yard too. And probably wrap that crepe myrtle too.
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    All your blow molds look great and are displayed perfectly! I like how they look really bright and vibrant. What kind of bulbs did you use in all your molds?
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