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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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Jrd last won the day on April 13

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I don't really have a favorite but it would probably be the birth of Jesus.
  • Location
    Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    Started in FL and did a nice display, now in GA with a dimmy-blinky-flashy display.
  • Interests
    Computers, Christmas lights, electricity, electronics, coding
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  • About my display
    FM-02 with dipole
    Renard 24HC v3.3
    2 Simple Renard 32s
    8 SSRoz
    8 SSRez
    20 DirkCheap SSRs
    2 Ren4Floods
    2 DIYCFloods

    And many many lights.

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  1. Georgia Christmas Light Enthusiasts

    Thanks for sharing!
  2. Georgia Christmas Light Enthusiasts

    Thanks Joey!
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  4. Georgia Christmas Light Enthusiasts

    Approved! Still looking for more GA natives!
  5. I'm reaching out to the other folks living in Georgia here. For several years a few of us have wanted to hold a get together but there were never enough people that could be reached. To try to solve that I have made a group on Facebook dedicated to the guys and gals in Georgia(and the surrounding states if they are willing to drive) so that we can gather digitally and then make plans to gather in person once we know how many of us there are and where we are located. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416476708731255/ Please join the group if you are in Georgia and pass it on to anyone else you know in Georgia! I look forward to meeting you!