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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 Elfvis

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Round Rock, TX
  • Biography
    Married w 3 kids
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    Musician, Pinball, Hot Rods, DIY Projects
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  • About my display
    80 LOR, All LED & Animatronics
  1. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=766557630084760&set=vb.111558935584636&type=2&theater
  2. Vinyl Yard Art - First Peek

    Tim…First off, be careful selling copyrighted images as this could be a legal mess and cost you more than what you're selling them for ( be creative, sell them a sequence and they can receive a free Olaf decal..wink, wink, nudge, nudge….
  3. Wanting To Build Orlaf From Frozen Movie

  4. LOR works for me….As for the audio, you will need to pan each audio track (one to Left and the other to Right) and then combine the 2 back into a stereo track.
  5. I use air cylinders and 12v solenoid valves controlled by LOR CMB16D-QC…sketch out your design and figure out what movements you want your character to do…FYI- I might be teaching a class at the upcoming LSH Academy http://www.lonestarholidays.com/events/the-academy/
  6. Texas Light Shows

    1st video of the season! A holiday twist for ya!!! Round Rock, TX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg-J9AeCjJQ
  7. Thanks. This is my first year and I was worried no one would come. We came and saw your display last week and it was great. I'm very impressed with the animatronics display that you have. Disney's imagineering will be looking for you soon.

  8. John, Kuddos to all the great press your getting!!! If you haven't joined yet, lone-star-holidays.com is a local extreme christmas display group. You should check it out and join. On a second note, I might have to hire you in helping me get this amount of press for my upcoming record release!!!lol!!! Hope to meet one day. Thanks, Mark Dillon-Deck the Lawn "The other Round Rock Display"..lol

  9. Thanks Lenny, LEDs are the best...b.d -Mark

  10. Hey there. I'm just up the road in Mayfield Ranch (other side of 1431 from you). I ran across your lights last year--- was envious of the LEDs. And your's was the first house I sought out this year--- I loved Elfvis! nicely done. -Lenny

  11. Don...I'm from NOLA and now live close to Austin, TX post K...Who Dat!!!