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  • 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.
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About bcwhitehead

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  • Birthday 12/11/1974

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    Vancouver, Washington, USA
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  • About my display
  1. Looking for a buzz box

    Bill this is way late and if your still needing one you can have mine. Just cover shipping. Let me know by email at bcwhitehead1@comcast.net
  2. Pacific Nw Clap - 2015

    Deeny Dine, Shoot me a picture of the snowman. I might be interested. magicallightson63rdst@gmail.com
  3. Philips Create Motion Led Lights

    Not sure on that one. Might try the TM1804 chip set and see what happens but I don't know as I have not used the 1804. I do use the 2811 chipset which is close to the 1804. You might want to go over to DIYChristmas and ask there. -Brandon
  4. Polypropylene Hand Strapping For Megatree

    Ebay has 400ft rolls.
  5. Ring Roller Evaluations

    If you want a really nice one Bill check out swag off-road. They have parts to enhance the harbor freight tube roller and they carry their own as well.
  6. Any New Exciting Products @ Expo

    Here you go.....http://www.reinders.com/led/led_home.html
  7. Latest Christmas Expo Class Lineup For 2014

    Great Thank you!
  8. Latest Christmas Expo Class Lineup For 2014

    Will the two software classes have extra cost to attend? Since they are being called immersion how long will the classes be? Thanks Brandon
  9. 2014 Mits Presale

    Hi Jacob, I am trying to get my ordered placed. I am having an issue with the website with regards to shipping. I left a message at the number listed as I had another question on a particular lights. Please get back to me. Thanks Brandon
  10. Hello, Do you have any information on this snow machine? Maybe a web link to I can see the stats?


  11. List your website here

    Vancouver, Washington http://www.magicallightson63rdst.com
  12. Brandon...You posted this on the 31st of December, and I just saw it tonight for the first time. Yes, they had many sets of both red and green mini's, but all were bought by Bryan from the Portland area. This coming year I am adding C9's to the roof line, and four shooting stars as Crookschristmas.com has. I bought the C9's and 600' of 5/8" rope light for the star poles, and the yellow oversized mini's for the stars. Found relatively cheap, 3", 1/8" wall, schedule 10 pipe in Portland so will pick it up this next week. Had Kevin (dementedelf) do some voiceovers for me so things are falling into place rather nicely. Will buy 5 more controllers during the spring sale. I just finished building controller stands to keep all the plugs off the ground and better organized. John

  13. John, Happy New Year. Are those red and green 100 cnt mini? I got one case of green and five cases of white. Need some more red and green. Do they have more? Still trying to figure out what I want to do for next year. I want something thats a more wow factor. Once I figure it out I will set the budget but don't think I am going to spend as much as I normally do. Might add couple of more controllers. I don't know. So much to choose from. Thought of going galaxia but the cost vs the cost of just buying a video projector doesn't seem worth it. Need to drink some beer and work on display stuff would be great. I am gonna do a nativity scene wire frame for sure I want to add that with a beam of lights coming off one of my stars like AndrewsChristmas did last year. Keep an eye out for the mini coming up in April. Its always fun to go up to Olympia for the day. Bill and Nancy are always so nice. Well Have a great New Year will chat with ya soon.

  14. Brandon...I found some lights at Washougal Tru Value hardware the other day. I called today to check the pricing and they were still at 50% off normal price. I bought around 100 boxes since lights are very hard to find this year, all of them red or green solids. Still need to buy C9's for the roof line next year. Your roof line inspired me, so hopefully will add that next year if I can find a good light installer to work on a 9/12 pitch tile roof. Will shut down the display next weekend and start planning for next year. Traffic has been overwhelming for a first year display, and we look forward to next year already. Have a great New Year, and I will bring a beer by sometime this summer. John