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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 compfire

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  • Birthday 11/15/1968

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Greeley, Colorado, USA
  • Biography
    Married with two boys (ages 19 & 22). I have been decorating for over 16 years. My display has grown a little bit each year. 2007 was my first year using synchronized lights to music.
  • Interests
    Computers, outdoor activities, airsoft and Christmas decorating.
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  • About my display
    Our display has over 180,000 lights, and are on nightly from 5:30 pm till 10:00 pm from the day after Thanksgiving through New Years Day. The display is computer controlled with over 500 separate light channels. The lights are synchronized to music. The music is broadcast over a low power FM radio transmitter. In the yard there is over 20 animated decorations. There is a Santa's Workshop that is 12' long with 3 windows and 9 animated elves and Santa. The giant tree stands about 50
  1. Looks great, where are you located in Denver?
  2. Ws2811 12v square for sale

    PM sent
  3. Ws2811 12v square for sale

    Do you have any pictures or direct links of the WS2811 pixels? How much do you want for 1 or both of the Falcon controllers?
  4. Colorado Light Enthusiast Meet Up in Denver on Jan 21

    Won't be able to make this meeting, on duty that day.
  5. Firefli system sold. ALL items are now sold.
  6. Both DC boards have been sold
  7. Selling: 1 complete Firefli system - $120 2 DC-16 boards - $50 / each Buyer pays shipping cost.
  8. Fireflies For Sale

    Do you still have the firefly strings for sale? Mike
  9. Welcome to Planet Christmas.