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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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  1. In Commerce City. 104th and chambers. Hey thanks!!! 104th and Chambers in Commerce City. Not too far from yours. I have been to see your before.
  2. Hi all. Here is one of our videos for our 2017 display. I will add more to the YouTube channel shortly. Enjoy.
  3. B Our Guest

    Facebook.com/onstottchristmasextravaganza
  4. Pics of anyone's display progress

    I actually got a big jump this year and finished. Last night was the test of it all on.
  5. Pixel Coro Poles

    Here are more of the Coro poles completed. If you can do the video in HD.
  6. Pixel Coro Poles

    I cut 1 ten foot cat 5 cable at about 7 feet down, strip the wires. I use orange for data , light colors for 12v and dark for ground. The they are linked together with rj 45 couplers Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  7. Pixel Coro Poles

    Mike i use cat 5 between each post and it is 7 feet between each post exept in the back where its 8 feet on one side and 6 on the other but that's just because of where the fence starts. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  8. Pixel Coro Poles

    No problem let me know what else you need Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  9. Pixel Coro Poles

    1 output controls all of the poles. And its only 9 pixels because of how I have the globe wired. I use a total of 11 pixels but 2 pixels on the globe are wired so that they each recieve the daya for pixel 9 in the model so tje globe glows only one color for all three pixel modes in there Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  10. A little late but here is one of my videos from this year. Hope you enjoy. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  11. A little late but here is a video

    Thank you! I have move videos on my YouTube page too. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  12. A little late but here is a video

    Thank you! Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  13. A little late but here is a video

    I use xlights to sequence. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  14. Pixel Coro Poles

    Yes i power inject evey 3rd pole. I have 16 poles that go around the yard. I use pixlite 16s for my main boards i have 3 of them and i do all my sequences in xlights. In youtube search bigstott and you will see my channel with my display. Let me know if you have any questions. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  15. Pixel Coro Poles

    Ty Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  16. Pixel Coro Poles

    10mm coro and compression at the top with velcro hold the top on. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk There are 8 rectangular 2811 nodes up the pole and three in the globe Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  17. Mike i do that with 8 dmx wall washers across the house. Then i program it all in x lights. Get good 36-60 watt wall washers that are dmx controlled. I tried 10 watt ones and the rest of my light show washed the colors out. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  18. Ok all. First off this is not about a neighbor who is having issues with my display... My neighbors are cool with all my lights they like it. This is about me being annoyed with my neighbor who is basically copying everything I do...... This started last year... I had just moved into the area in the summer and looking forward to my display. I had spent from the first part of October collecting designing and figuring out what I wanted to do with my display. So I started putting it together piece by piece. I had heard this neighbor across the part decorated his house a bit but from what I heard nothing spectacular. I had decided to start in mid November to rap up by designing my 4 arches over my driveway. I was out in the yard putting it up when this guy drove by stopped and talked to me a little bit about them. Unbeknownst to me this was the neighbor who was decorating.... and what do ya know 4 days later... he had arches up in his driveway..... So I kept going a little annoyed but got over it quickly... I had gotten this great star off craigslist for 5 bucks it was 6ft 3d star so I mounted it up on the top point of my roof.... and a day later I saw this guy building one and magically out it in the same spot...... Again I was feeling more and more irritated... So I stopped decorating for a few days hoping he was finished with his decorations.... So I added a merry Christmas sign up on the side of the house..... and two days later same sign on his house... Now you guys can see I was more then irritated.... So this year I was hoping that this would not happen again... But it did even worse.... This year I was forced to put everything up early because I have a new baby coming so I had wanted to turn my arches this year into a tunnel that went the length of my driveway which looks cool..... The damn guy did the same thing!!!! I had also built some small arches along the yard using a controller for leaping arches and today what do ya know.... he put some up..... I added c9 LED along the border of my yard and yep he did too I am about ready to go over an kick the crap out of this guy!!!!!!! What should I do?? I mean I spend time thinking about this stuff finding great deals or building it myself for him to just come and copy what I am doing. I don't mind someone decorating and giving me a run for my money but just copying everything I do..... I have about had it.... the only thing he cant copy is my new 20ft mega tree because he is too stupid to figure out how to build one.... Anyways thoughts PC people??? All I can think to do is build from scratch everything and make it complicated so he stops??? HELP
  19. Show schedule

    I run the show every night. 530 to 10 starting the Saturday after thanksgiving Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  20. What Do You Use For Mega-Pole

    I have the large topper from holiday coro and use the rail fence. It is a 180 degree 32 strand tree at 18 feet I use three black ratcheting straps anchored in the ground and have zero problems with 50 mph winds Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
  21. Well I had posted the beginnings of this project in the summer time... Now I got it all out built and the RGB pixels added behind the Castle... I think it turned out pretty good. IT was a fun build and it satisfied my wifes crave for an ice castle.
  22. Hey all. As it is time to take it all down I wanted to ask a question. Usually I have very little snow on the ground to contend with and can take my display down with relative ease... This year I am stuck with snow on the ground about 8 inches worth and don't see it melting anytime soon. Any tips on getting thing taken down? It is not going to melt as we are not getting above freezing much over the next few weeks it seems and if it snows again it will just reinforce the issue.....
  23. The Great Christmas Light Fight 2015

    Attached are some pics of the Castle day time and a short video at night on my youtube page...
  24. Playlist of our 2015 Display
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