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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 terrypowerz

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 12/27/1961

Profile Information

  • Location
    Westfield, Indiana, USA
  • Biography
    Electronics engineer
  • Interests
    Audio, Lights
  • Occupation
    Electronics Engineer
  • About my display
    small insane display
  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that no one has posted in several days
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I didn't realize you remembered until today!
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that you just don't get it...
  4. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but that's what she said
  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry it's the eve of the eve and I gots wrapping to do! https://youtu.be/Qota928VTXw
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I have eaten ham 5 days in a row for lunch...
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but I don't find disco lights very Christmas-ee personally. Although there was a lot of snow in them back in the day!
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but if they build a minivan that will do 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds, handle like it's on rails, and a top speed over 150 I will make an appointment for a test drive!
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry I'm still considering a VW... the red Autobaun GTI is still on the showroom floor I'm sorry but...
  10. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but I wondered who kept checking me out I'm sorry but where is everyone?
  11. Acdc Chicago 2014

    With right at a week to go... have you made your reservations? http://acdc-chicago.whindo.com/ http://youtu.be/zBHcCuM0J54
  12. Acdc Chicago 2014

    ACDC would like to thank ALL of our sponsors for supporting the event, attendees, and the hobby! http://www.sandevices.com/ http://lightkeeperpro.com/ http://www1.lightorama.com/ http://www.christmas-leds.com/Default_v3.aspx http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/ http://christmaslightscreations.com/ http://www.allthingschristmasandmore.com/ https://www.creativedisplays.com/ http://www.thedementedelf.com/ http://store.3glightingcreations.com/ http://www.chauvetlighting.com/ http://www.reinders.com/LED/led_home.html http://www.bronners.com/home.do http://winkelbottoms.com/category.php http://www.judypancoast.com/
  13. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry to see that no one has posted for weeks in this thread...
  14. Acdc Chicago 2014

    Don't forget to reserve your room... 8/15 is the final date for the hotel room discount if your attending ACDC! Details
  15. Acdc Chicago 2014

    Just a reminder... The White Elephant Gift Exchange will be happening on Saturday, a totally voluntary event. For those that would like to participate, simply bring a wrapped (be creative as you want!) decorating-related gift. Bring one... and you will get one. A great chance to pass on something that you are not going to use to someone that may put it to good use! It always turns out to be a fun (and usually humorous) time for everyone!