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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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    Amelia, VA
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    I live in Amelia, Va
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    Computers, DIY stuff.
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    Computer Administrator
  • About my display
    Just starting out, planning on several RGB items and controlling previous static display.

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  1. Announcing the 9th annual Virginia Mini on May 21, 2016

    https://vimeo.com/165712034 Indoor Christmas tree for my son at college.
  2. Announcing the 9th annual Virginia Mini on May 21, 2016

    Paula and I are looking forward to coming. I will bring my tune-to sign made using beaglebone black and P10 panels.
  3. 8Th Annual Virginia Mini

    Paula and I really enjoyed catching up everyone and meeting new people.
  4. 8Th Annual Virginia Mini

    Andy, Paula and I are planning on attending, I would like to make sure you have no problems with me posting this information on the other Christmas Forums that I am on and have talked with other people that have not attended this meeting in the past. Steve.
  5. Virginia Mini

    Can't believe it is already March, where has the time gone, I still have the mega-tree up. Anyways, Paula and I are planning to be at the mini no matter where it is held. We have learned something each time we have went and have enjoyed meeting ad talking with everyone.
  6. Announcing The 7Th Annual Virginia Mini On May 17

    Thank you Matt and Andy for hosting the mini this year. Paula and I had a great time meeting some new people and catching up with people we had met last year. I think we both learned something from the event. Also, for any of the folks that had question about RGB pixels, please feel free to contact me, I will try to answer any questions I can. My username on Planet Christmas is the same on all of the other Christmas forums that I participate on, look me up on any of them. Until next year, I hope you all have a good year and a Merry Christmas Season.. Steve.
  7. Announcing The 7Th Annual Virginia Mini On May 17

    Paula and I are planning on being there, we had a lot of fun last year.
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