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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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About merrymidget

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  • Birthday 02/18/1961

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Who else do you know that got lifted up by the britches by the Capitol Police for unplugging the National Christmas tree as a young child? My uncle didn't call me "Plugs" for nothin!
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  • Biography
    Been addicted to Christmas lights and everything electrical since I was a little kid.Only natural that I got to mix electricity and water as a hobby when I got my first aquarium! The rest is shocking!
  • Interests
    high end audio, cars, electronics,aquariums
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  • About my display
    Classic,Simple,natural decorating of trees,outlining interesting roof lines etc. Non computerized,no blinking,flashing commercial Las Vegas look for me! No blowmolds,inflatables,plastic candycanes or other kitsch!

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  1. My experience with every lightshow product has proven them to be poorly constructed/engineered products marketed in eye catching fancy boxes.Best to just toss it and move on,or crack it open and have a look to see if it is salvageable,at least for the short term anyway.
  2. Seriously dude???? this is a 2year old "for sale" thread you are responding to!!!!!
  3. GEEK MY TREE Updates?

    Looks pretty cheesy to me? A blinking,flashing plastic trinket.
  4. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    Update! all multi-color sets sold--Green 5mm sets still available for local pickup in Atlanta until the 17th,then they will be in Delaware! Also have some green 5mm twinkling sets I forgot to put in 1st post....all mint condition,no cuts,nicks,or repairs ever made to them.
  5. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    OK. I will only be in Atlanta for another week or so,then off to Delaware!
  6. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    I can usuall make it to marietta in about 45 minutes
  7. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    prices in first post,buy either all the green,or all the multicolor and I will knock 1/3 off- must hurry as I am leaving Georgia around the 15th! I just dont have the time or energy to properly rebox and ship,packing up house and meeting people to donate some of the furniture,etc etc is killing me,along with a full workload.
  8. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    Hard to do when you are moving from Atlanta to the Maryland/Delaware coast-every box gets triple evaluated before it gets approval to make the journey! Only a week or two before the day comes......come on you Atlanta peeps,someone must need some lights,lol. I told her I just may pack them in the SUV and meet some member along the route to sell them to!
  9. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    Anyone it the Atlanta area want to make a offer to come pick these up? Going in the yard sale real soon if not according to "the boss"!!!!
  10. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    Would like to avoid shipping if possible,but would consider it if anyone wanted all the strands.
  11. LED lights for sale,almost brand new!

    I have about 25 strands of 100 green 5mm sets for sale,used only 1 season-purchased from Holiday lights express.these are the sealed,professional type.$10 per strand Also about 20 sets of 50 multicolor strands,also 5mm sealed pro type $8/strand looking for local sale in the atlanta area{ I am in Grayson/Snellville area} various other xmas stuff available too,timers,cords,reels,lumimara tree candles,etc local pickup only.
  12. Dimming?

    Say what? 600 watts is 5 amps on a household 120 volt system, NOT "about 1 amp" If you do not understand the basics of electricity,you probably should not attempt building anything electrical.
  13. Corroded LEDs

    Exactly correct,especially for what are relatively inexpensive,made in China products that the consumer sees as not worth spending the $30-40 cost it would take to produce a bulletproof light strand{therefor no market for} with higher quality LEDs,better quality diodes,resistors,wiring,surge protection,etc. The only advantage the sealed strings bring to the party is to eliminate the largest reason for strand failure,which is rust issues due to trapped moisture corroding the legs of the leds inside the sockets.There are still the less common failure issues present,such as rectifier failure due to parts quality.....but overall,their longevity is much,much greater than the non sealed strings simply because you eliminated the number 1 cause of failure....rust.
  14. This light display is crazy...not in a good way.

    Thank god I do not live across the street from him.I cant imagine subjecting your neighbors to that mess night after night.
  15. Every Order From Here...

    Christmasdesigners is a reputable company,selling many of the same products that the popular vendors here carry.Having said that,I have generally found prices are better through our vendors here,and more importantly,at least 1 of our vendors is very active on this forum answering questions and helping all our members out,be they customers of his or not.That speaks volumes in my opinion,and,for me,deserves rewarding him with my business.