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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 Tremor30

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  • Birthday 08/23/1978

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  • Location
    Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Biography
    Just going to start. This was my first year
  • Interests
    Music, video games, work and kids... not in that order
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  • About my display
    Just started with a 6 channel pre-set. Hopefully next year is bigger.
  1. Well my daughter and I are spending the weekend in niagara falls this weekend and we just did the best kept secret of niagara falls that I bet all of you will appreciate! As most of you know they light the falls up with 20 - 500,000,000 candle watt power lights! Well we went up to the building that runs the lights and knocked on the back door. We got let in and given a tour, the older man had worked there for 40 years and his dad worked there in the 20's! He let my daughter and I run the lights on both the American and Canadian falls for 20 mins or so then gave us official niagara falls illuminator certificates! What a great experience! I would highly recommend anyone in niagara falls at night give it a try! They are not a public attraction at all and don't do official tours but if your polite and kind the gentleman who works there would be more than happy to show you around!
  2. Ontario - Who's Up And Where Are You?

    Cool, well I plan on hitting up your show for sure! I think I have another one very close to you that I will be going to as well. Do you have a website with your address?
  3. Well I'm in brantford Ontario (just west of Hamilton. 15 mins) and am looking to make some rounds in Ontario this month to see all the local displays! So maybe everyone in Ontario could list where they are and when they go live! Thanks and I look forward to seeing some great shows!
  4. My newest version of my website is up and running! www.joyseylights.ca Check it out and sign the guestbook! We go live with lights on starting tomorrow the 19th for our first ever LOR Christmas!
  5. I had a great friend of mine build me a new website. She is so creative and so good at it. All from scratch. Check it out. www.joyseylights.ca There is a link at the top of the page to her buisiness if interested!
  6. Ok, I'm posting this before I should but I have bought my domain and now have a website under construction at www.joyseylights.ca. Give me a few weeks and it will be up and running.
  7. make fake ice and icicles

    There is a way to pour liquid sugar over ice I think I saw on one of those Cake shows. You might be able to find info on that.