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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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Omar last won the day on January 17

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About Omar

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Xmas it's the celebration of Jesus birthday
  • Location
    Streamwood Illinois
  • Biography
    I'm from the Chicago suburbs I'm married and have two wonderful boys they are 4&5 and they love xmas lights and decoration that's how I found this place
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Video game technician
  • About my display
    Just a beginner have lots of inflatables thanks to my boys but I would like to take it to the next level "Lor"
  1. After Christmas Sale

    Big lots is @ 90% went there for a screen protector and came out with four of these don't know what I'm going to do with them $4 each
  2. After Christmas Sale

    yes they are holiday time from walt mart
  3. Big j these are those singing faces that she's got
  4. Yes I'm very exited funny I came across the videos I asked her and she confirmed it.
  5. These are the items in
  6. This is what I did to mine dollar store extension cord and a plug in socket from homedepot and one inch pvc
  7. After Christmas Sale

    I used the cool white this season with light o Rama and they look great I had many compliments on how bright they were I got about 60 more boxes @75% I paid under a dollar each
  8. After Christmas Sale

    Walt Mart did have leds in colors i pick up reds and blue i also saw purple and green but not on tha sale day
  9. LEDs 50% off at Home Depot.

    Not all the Home Depot have the same prices sometimes but my wife pick these up for $10 as well
  10. LEDs 50% off at Home Depot.

    I'm the one that told big J A friend of mine works for Home Depot and they will match competitor prices and promotions even the 11% mail in rebate when they have it but you have to ask for the mail in rebate.
  11. 90% off

    Lowes is @ 75%
  12. 90% off

    Gotta love those sales thanks Home Depot, Walt Mart & Target
  13. This is my first year with lightorama and I'm already thinking of next year display here's what I got today from a lady that her husband used to do a light show for 4th of July Halloween and Xmas i guess he's not with her anymore I did not asked why but looks like he put a lot of time on the props especially on the flag he made on a table I had to take everything home might go back for the rat Halloween faces. I was too late for the controllers since she sold them on e-bay. She just told me to give her what I wanted i gave her $75 just on the extension alone is worth it.
  14. Buying blowmolds Chicago area

    Christmas Decorations - Outdoor http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/for/5897420795.html