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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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About TBS99

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    drummer boy
  • Location
    Eatonville Wa.
  • Biography
    Disabled and getting hooked on Christmas lights
  • Interests
    Computers and lights
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Starting out 2016 64 channels

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  1. sequences

    Oh and here is another place: http://www.christmasoncoldenhill.com/services.html Tom
  2. sequences

    Lots of them here: http://forums.lightorama.com/forum/19-sequence-sharing/ and here : https://onedrive.live.com/?id=A06E47B36B96F0D6!106&cid=A06E47B36B96F0D6 and here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6gSkzp9OlvuV3FmaEtBY19HMUU and here : http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/34422-free-sequences-frozen-lego-more-more-lots-lots/
  3. Sequences need

    Lots of sequences here : http://forums.lightorama.com/forum/19-sequence-sharing/ Tom
  4. Light O Rama Guru's Help

    You will need to shorten the song and then make a new sequence. Audacity works great for this plus it can be used to make your song files a constant bit rate of 128kbps. Audacity is free to download. Be sure to get the "Lame converter" add on. Audacity is here: http://www.audacityteam.org/ Tom
  5. papagayo to lor translator

    You might get more answers to your questions if you post in the LOR forum. Here: http://forums.lightorama.com/ Tom
  6. Online Song Selection?

    Cramke, Have you checked out this? It might be what your looking for. http://miip.mobi/help/MemberDocumentation.html Tom
  7. I am behind due to kitchen remodel, trying to get that done before Thanksgiving. Looks like the display will get done around the 4th or 5th of December. Tom
  8. Help please

    Try this to help you: http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/41664-backgound-image-file/?tab=comments#comment-385225
  9. Newby

    First off you should go here and watch the video's. The answer to most if not all your questions will be in them. Good Luck. Tom http://www1.lightorama.com/tutorials/
  10. How do you raise money for your show?

    By looking at his profile with his birthday listed, he is 14. This post was very confusing from the start. At that age I raked a lot of leaves which made me money. Also had a paper route but I think that job is a thing of the past. Good luck with your quest to make money. There are lots of people willing to pay for help. Be creative and persistent and you will be successful. Tom
  11. FM Transmitter suggestions

    I would try it if I still had it but it went in the trash last year after I got my Signstek. My house has aluminum siding and I have a 2 1/2 acre front yard . My drive way is just over 200 ft long so I needed a transmitter that work make the distance. I put my Signstek in the front window with the rubber antenna and I can reach about 4 blocks down the road each way and still have clear reception. Tom
  12. FM Transmitter suggestions

    JPat, There is some folks that have good luck with the whole house transmitter. I just did not have any luck with the one that was given to me. And after my research, I went with what I thought would work for me. Tom
  13. switch from c7 to led

    You can make your own strings with this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/500-ft-18-Gauge-C7-Stringer-Light-Set-457500SHO/301886142?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-301886091-_-301886142-_-N Then buy LED replacement bulbs for them : https://www.homedepot.com/p/C7-Red-LED-Light-Bulb-Pack-of-25-367009D2HO/301876003 https://www.homedepot.com/p/C7-Green-LED-Light-Bulb-Pack-of-25-367003D2HO/301876021 You can find them a little cheaper online. Also it depends on if you want to dim the bulbs or not. Non dimmable is cheaper. Doing it this way is a more expensive but better quality than store bought pre-made lights. Tom
  14. FM Transmitter suggestions

    As the name implies " Whole House Transmitter " only works in the house, not outside. Too many problems with mine somebody gave me so I threw it away and did research " as posted above " and purchased the one I have now. Tom S
  15. help with 15 foot tree

    Search " building a mega tree " in the search box above. Lots of different ways to do it. Even though I am building a 37 foot spiral tree for next year, I like this way if I went smaller: http://www.magicchristmasnews.org/monkhouse jump 2010 version0001.pdf Tom S