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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 ChristmasKitten

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 05/15/2003

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    The night before Christmas...
  • Location
    Marshalltown IA
  • Biography
    I listen to Christmas music all year round
  • Interests
    Christmas, Model Trains, and Lego
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    32 channels and 2nd year going strong

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  1. Who is this fellow?

    Found this at an antique store, couldn't find any labels anywhere. Anyone know what he is/ where he came from?
  2. Sequences need

    I'll PM you some when I find them...
  3. Pics of anyone's display progress

    All done! The picture is bad, but I have 8 mini-trees, 2 firesticks, 2 bushes, and 2 floods.
  4. 2017 Displays in North GA?

    Try https://www.christmaslightfinder.com/ Doesn't work for me because I live in the middle of nowhere, but maybe it will work for you.
  5. Online Song Selection?

    If you want custom song selection, in theory you can use a InputPup from LOR.
  6. And....we have a problem.😭

    I don't see the problem... Maybe it's just me, but they look fine.
  7. Computer for LOR

    My laptop that I use to run the show sometimes takes 3 tries to boot up properly! Anything that runs will work.
  8. Not really, starting my setup today! However, I could always have more sequences.
  9. Help me put my leftover lights to use!!

    If you have a tree you could wrap the trunk and some of the larger branches. Always looks nice.
  10. The Cost of Large Displays

    Just take a break from expanding next year, shouldn't cost much at all to do what you did the year before.
  11. Newby

    Did you register your software?
  12. How do you raise money for your show?

    Yes, it is a deterrent, but stealing would be difficult as I have steel cable to attach it, and the stand is made of two by sixes/fours. The House of Compassion is a local charity that feeds and occasionally houses the homeless. The show is my Christmas display.
  13. Light balls

  14. Light balls

    Like this 9 inch one? https://www.amazon.com/Wiffle-Ball-Baseball/dp/B001D7U54A
  15. How do you raise money for your show?

    For that, I got a shorter one of these. Should stay put when the ground is frozen.