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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 Alec

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  • Birthday 05/21/1994

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  • Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Biography
    Self-Proclaimed Geek. Picky eater.
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    Computers, Christmas Lights, Legos
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  • About my display
    Somewhere around 15,000 lights. 15' PVC mega tree. Huge leaping arch over driveway.

    Should have 16 channels of LOR this year.
  1. *faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart*

  2. Go ahead. You have permission.:D

  3. No farting? What if I want to fart!?

  4. I saw it, just saying that would be a way to keep everything upright.
  5. Maybe run the track underneath the "ice" surface, and put two upside-down wheel on top of the engines. Then run a thin rod or something up through a slot in the "ice" to a figure. If you make the space between the track and the ice tight, you could keep the train from tipping over. [FONT=Courier New] _____I______ ice surface O I O #####-----train ____O___O_________[/FONT]
  6. I like it. Just not sure if the train would be able to grip the track well to pull something?
  7. Will Sanders wrote: Mine is the exact same frame, but with minis and that holographic stuff!:shock:
  8. bdeditch wrote: Err... This is the Thread! Go to the first page!
  9. what is the chatroom penthouse?

    You have to pay to access the penthouse, otherwise you can't see it.
  10. Why not have the bulbs going across the roof, and wedge the clips under the very top? PS- Your house looks awesome!
  11. Isn't putting holes in the shingles defeating the purpose?