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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.

RAB

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RAB last won the day on November 14 2016

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About RAB

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  • Birthday June 14

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My favorite Christmas story? Well of course it is the birth of Christ. But I also love The Polar Express and The Muppet's Christmas Story.
  • Location
    Cottonwood Heights, Utah
  • Biography
    Country boy now living in the city.
  • Interests
    Christmas lighting.
  • Occupation
    Engineer
  • About my display
    Our sseventh year of animation and this year we will be up to 128 channels.

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  1. so many things!!! and roof snowflakes

    Are laying the snowflakes flat against the roof or will they be standing?
  2. Still can't post pics

    Just tried a test on this thread and get the same code. Must be something with the site.
  3. That would make an awesome mega tree. There are devices for hoisting lights that I have seen. I am at work and have limited time but I'll try to look tonight and let you know where you can get them.
  4. How do I boost my antenna signal

    You can make a PVC antenna with a kit fairly inexpensive and really boost your signal. With the little antenna that comes with the Ramsey I could broadcast about a block from my house. When I hook up the PVC one that I placed on the roof the signal is good for almost a mile. For the life of me I can't remember where I bought the kit. Ebay maybe?
  5. Close hanger arches?

    You could give it a try and see how it turns out. Curious, why don't you like LEDs?
  6. Christmas Tunnel

    Nice!
  7. Fire sticks

    My "firesticks" are the alternating red and vertical trees in the photo. I started to cut the two pine trees down because they were shading the lawn too much and stopped at the end of summer a couple of years ago. When I started putting up lights I decided to buy another LOR controller and made the poles into sticks. The trees are ugly as heck in the summer but they are another tree where I can put lights for Christmas, and, well who doesn't like more lights?
  8. Spiral tree build and test

    Looks like you got it down. Looks nice.
  9. Mega tree assembly

    Whoa, that had to make you want to stay in bed the rest of the day.
  10. 4th of July display 2017

    Nice display. I've always wanted to do a July display but it stays light until almost 10:00 PM where I live.
  11. Help a new guy get setup.

    Looks GREAT! Well done. Now you have until November to light it up.
  12. Whoa, that is one very serious Nativity! Awesome.
  13. Thinning out San Diego California

    I would love the nativity pieces.
  14. thinking of getting LOR but nervous

    I have had LOR controllers for several years now and I love them. Simple software for composing or editing and easy set-up. But beware, your extension cord inventory will need to grow like crazy.
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