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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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 Ralph

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 08/22/1965

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  • Location
    Waldwick, New Jersey, USA
  • Biography
    A True friend, Loving Dad and Husband, hard worker, and a 24/7 Christmas LIGHT addict!
  • Interests
    Christmas Lights, Christmas Lights,
    Christmas Lights!..... Did I already mention Christmas lights.
  • Occupation
    Owner of a full time entertainment company.
  • About my display
    LOR friendly!, over 168 channels, 3 color 32 channel mega Tree with 20 strobes, 6 drive way arches, 16 snow flakes on roof, animated wire frames on roof peek, more lights then i could ever count, 12 by 12 foot Christmas on Manhattan arch way, Santa

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  1. heres the link everyone sorry i forgot it lol https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasOnManhattan
  2. Hi everybody, I was hoping I could ask a favor of everyone I have set myself this crazy goal of wanting to have 5000 likes on my Christmas on Manhattan Facebook page. Over the last couple weeks I've started out with this crazy crusade and now I really and truly want to hit this number. I am hoping I can ask a large favor of everyone here to take a moment of their time for anybody who uses Facebook which is mostly everybody and take one moment and like my Christmas on Manhattan Facebook page it would truly mean the world to me, I have been doing lighting for over a decade now and usually stay under the radar and very quiet. So if everybody could just take a moment of their time and like my Christmas on Manhattan Facebook page it would mean the world to me. I hope everyone's holidays is going fantastic and your displays are awesome. And I hope the next time I chat it will be because I am over 5000 likes. Merry Christmas everybody and again it's Christmas on Manhattan and again it's on Facebook. Yours truly, Ralph DeweilChristmas on Manhattan
  3. Easiest Terminators/Snubbers to make

    Has anyone tried this on very long runs? I have a huge tree i light and it has over 30 sets of 70 count c6 LED strings back to back in two different colors and 2 channels green and blue, and the fading stinks on it. as they fade down from 75% they go done to about 50% flicker then just turn off. and same with fade from 0 up all the people dont notice but to me it sticks out like a sore thumb. . the other side of it is the extension cords to get to the tree are over 100 feet long, will that matter either? there is no way i could get to the top of the tree now to get to the end plug so i would have to snub it at the controller side before the first light set. so for this instance id need to make a snubber with a female end on it correct. and would i still stick with the 47k 1 watt resister? and now as im thinking could i just put it at the end of the extension before the first light set? please let me know what you think. Thanks. Ralph
  4. Let there be peace in PC.

    This is going on way to long, but i cant stop me self from adding to it.......Im sorry!:121_reindeer:
  5. hey bud its ralph! if we dont talk have a great tg, your lighting up this year right

  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry I read the post but even more sorry....I posted......I felt like i had too. dam pressure!