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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.

Walter and Jackie Monkhouse

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About Walter and Jackie Monkhouse

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  • Location
    Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
  • Interests
    Gardening, Christmas lights and caring for our tropical birds
  • Occupation
    Walter-Retired (Gulf of Mexico Oil Field), Jackie- Retired (High School Coach)
  • About my display
    Magic Christmas has over 200,000 lights which include many special effect lights. Probably the most dynamic and crowd pleasing are the 400 plus strobes that vary in size and intensity. Walter has designed and built a very unique Christmas train that travel through a forest of Christmas trees. He also broadcast the music that is synchronized to the light show over a low power FM frequency.

    Old toys are outlined with rope lights and are hung from two oak trees as ornaments. Other elements include massive bubbles as well as handmade quilted pieces.

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  1. Christmas Expo Video

    Here is a video of some of the fun we had in Chicago at Christmas Expo 2016.
  2. ASAP Pole

    The ASAP (A Strap and Pole) telescopic pole is designed to lift, support and maintain tension on Pixel Trees.
  3. Pixel Tree Class at EXPO

    The winner of the Pixel Tree Class door prize at Christmas Expo was Peggy Volpe from Columbus, Ohio. The door prize was donated by Advatek Lights and valued at $1849.55. A BIG Thanks to Advatek for donating this exceptional prize. Congratulations Peggy! See Advateks product line at www.advateklights.com
  4. Pixel Tree Class at EXPO

    If you are planning on building a Pixel Tree or improving an existing one , come to the Pixel Tree Design class at the Christmas EXPO in Chicago. The class is Friday , July 15, at 2 PM. There you will learn about the elements of a pixel tree and see how to build the New Proportional Degree Pixel Tree. By attending the class you are eligible to enter a drawing for an exciting and exceptional door prize donated by ADVATEK LIGHTS. See ADVATEK'S Creative Digital Lighting Solutions at www.advateklights.com .
  5. When America Made Christmas Lights

    In the 1970's there was a company named Rauch Industries that manufactured Christmas lights here in the USA. They still make Christmas tree ornaments .
  6. snowflake projector from a disco ball, motor and light?

    If you will place the spot into the end of a 6 ft piece of 6 " sewer pipe , the ambient light will not be seen as much . It will be directed to the mirrowball. We used this many years ago and it worked fine.
  7. Christmas Expo Video

    See this link for a video of Christmas Expo 2014 --- http://youtu.be/hRaIOtH_fIU
  8. Omg

    I don't know if many of the newbies realize that Chuck Smith started the sequencing rage-----and started the gathering of Christmas enthusiast in 2003 with the first PLUS in Franklin, Tenn. Needless to say, he started the first Christmas light forum in which so many people have shared ideas and helped each other with this hobby.
  9. Expo: Lor Sequencing Class

    Thanks for sharing your expertise at Expo! Great class----
  10. Presentation - "fort Knox " Security For Your Display

    Your presentation at Expo was GREAT! Very useful info---
  11. Toy Shop Conveyor

    Dano - Very clever idea. This will bring much joy to all that see and experience it. Great Work !
  12. Portable Hole II Mega Pole Base

    Glad it's working out for you, Tim. It was designed to last a lifetime .
  13. Good Morning Walter and Jackie. Hope all is well with you today.

    Bro Larry

    Mississippi Mini

  14. Wish you would have stopped. You just missed the "turn on". We turned on Dec. 10th. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you have a great 2011.

  15. Sorry we missed your display. We passed through on the 9th but it wasn't lit.