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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    too many, but the main one keeps repeating itself, watching all the happy faces every year as children, and adults enjoy our CHRISTmas displays.
  • Location
    Kingston GA
  • Biography
    60 years young, been doing CHRISTmas dispalys for 15 years,
  • Interests
    ATVs, jeeping, colleciton of over 5,000 antique soda bottles
  • Occupation
    does not matter now, retire in 12 months
  • About my display
    4 acres, driveby, 350+ inflatables, 10,000+ lights, 200 amps and a $800 electric bill each year.

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  1. I had to enlarge the hole before, simply drew a circle and used a small electric jig saw or scroll saw. very easy to cut. much easier to use too pieces of wood to anchor him. ( or her) small piece inside that is larger than the hole, second piece on bottom that will extend several inches past each side, screw the two together, drill holes in edge of wood, use stakes or spikes, ( large 8" or 10" nails) have pics if you need them
  2. this is on my bucket list. our old Gemmy Ferris wheel is getting tired
  3. Squirrel ate tha end off a string!

    wrap it with two sided tape in case he comes back
  4. 50 ft Merry Christmas Sign

    Great work. when you removed the unused bulbs did you cover the socket or anything/
  5. there was a inflatable a few years ago that had goofy and Daisy in it, we had it in our display, it as a sleigh, think Mickey and Daisy were in the sleigh and Goofy pulling it. seem like it was around 2006. When they do make a inflatable with a licensed character they are so dog gone $$$ I just cant afford them. come Gemmy and Lowes, $149 for a 8' Mickey
  6. New to Florida

    always glad to have new members, hope you will tell us a little about yourself and share a pic of your sidplay sorry if ihad read the whole post I would have seen your intro. thanks, so glad to have you.
  7. we finally ended up with 10" of snow, power off for 15 hours. this afternoon time to reset timers (glad there are only 3) and hope I can get everything up, or least remember where they are buried. only about 255 inflatables, lets see I should be done by ??????
  8. here is a short video from the front porch
  9. You never know what will happen in Georgia, display has been up since 12-1. Weatherman called for a dusting of snow here to day, after 65 degrees early in he week, woke up to 31 degrees here today, has snowed all day and they expect it to most of the night. right now we are at 8". I worked hard to get display up before I had some surgery, recovering from that now, so not really able to go brush off the snow. Its OK, tomorrow it will all melt and be gone. more pictures later, I hope, from the front this time, not the front porch
  10. Silent site?

    I know there are a lot of folks who decorate still, I do not have time to search Facebook or other places. Love having everything and everyone here on PC. wish more folks would take part. It takes people to support a site, if they don't the sites will fade away. I was a member of the Gemmy Airblown collectors club for many years. It takes people to support a site to exist.
  11. Applights repair

    what if one bulb is staying white, or is out of syc with the other colors, what should I look for
  12. Inflatable repair

    let me know, generally around $10 or so on blowers
  13. Inflatable repair

    I just retired a 4" snoopy globe today, not sure if it is the motor you need, but I have about 20 blowers various sizes and shapes. let me know.
  14. Antari S-100 II DMX Snow Machine Timers?

    have a super snow machine that we bought from QVC a few years ago, sits in a inflatable snow man, but I need a control for it, right now we use a "clicker" to turn it off and on, but have to be close, and usually to busy Sure this has been covered, but could this fog machine timer be hacked to work on a snow machine, it would be perfect, would time the interval between and would time how long the "snowstorm" would last.