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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.

SoonerChris

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About SoonerChris

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  • Birthday 02/24/1977

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Putting up lights with my family.
  • Location
    Oklahoma
  • Biography
    Avid golfer, Christmas lover, father, and husband.
  • Interests
    Golf, Christmas lights
  • Occupation
    Quality Assurance Analyst
  • About my display
    Not big enough!
  1. LOR Setup Time

    Thanks. I'm just trying to understand if I would be able to get it done for this year. I really don't want to wait another year to get going with LOR. The Gemmy just isn't cutting it anymore.
  2. LOR Setup Time

    So I already have all of my lights up being controller by a Gemmy Lights and Sounds. As well, have an FM transmitter with a laptop and a Spotify playlist. If I were to purchase a 16 channel LOR and some preprogrammed sequences, what would the setup time look like switching to the LOR? I really am planning on going big next year but I'm not the happiest with the Gemmy using the AUX connection and the Spotify playlist.
  3. thinking of getting LOR but nervous

    I'm in the same boat as you. Right now I'm using a Gemmy Lights and Sounds with an FM transmitter and a laptop for the playlist. I'm thinking I'm going to start planning for next year in late January and pickup a PT LOR 16 channel for next year.
  4. Redesign Display

    Alright Plant Chrismtas. I've decided to do something new this year. I need you help deciding what would look the best. Looking to do all LED. Here's a pic of my house. What are your thought to get the best bang for my buck? I do have 5 mini trees that go in between the bushes in the picture. Currently have Gemmy controller but am looking for a used LOR 16 channel to start. Looking for sugestions like, "switch from icicle to c9 on gutters", etc. Thanks!
  5. I tired of my old Gemmy controller and am ready to make the jump to the big boys controllers. Prob just start out with one 16 channel. What do you have PC?
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