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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.

Mwalc37699

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About Mwalc37699

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  • Birthday 02/13/1963

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Got engaged to my wife
  • Location
    Monee, illinois
  • Biography
    What's to tell, I love holiday decorations like everyone else
  • Interests
    Christmas and wine making
  • Occupation
    Facility manager
  • About my display
    Static display of 20k lights with one animated Bethlehem star and three spiral mega trees with 112 channels LOR

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  1. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Little late to the table but finally got a few pics. We have 25K lights and 112 channels on the animated section.
  2. 2017 Walczak family lights

    Curious what people thought. The video is only of the animated portion of the house but total we 25k lights and 112 LOR channels. The talking tree was new this year
  3. 2016 Display - 30k lights

    Santa in the sleigh will be the cherry on top . Great job. lots of work.
  4. Sng (stupid new guy)

    I would stay away from sealing plugs . You will trap too much moisture and have nothing but problems. When possable just try to keep them off of the ground the best you can
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