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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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mbelisle last won the day on August 27 2015

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About mbelisle

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 05/12/1961

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Cold Lake Alberta Canada
  • Biography
    Family guy, been decorating since 1990
  • Interests
    Snowmobiling, Motorcycle riding
  • Occupation
    Working in the oil patch
  • About my display
    Small display, 30k lights 48 channels LOR
    Lots of hand built items
    Average outoor working temps -20 Celcius
  1. Follow the YouTube link for a drone view of my display. https://youtu.be/MguXLW3Sq0A
  2. Need help w/ LOR Pixel Editor

    You will need to update the Open GL drivers on your computer. Unfortunately if you have an older computer it may not be possible. I tried to load PE on an old notebook I had with no success.
  3. Obelisk. W.I.P

    Nice, be sure to post once completed.
  4. Rgb Ribbon Tree Recommendations

    Thanks everyone for the info, I was not aware they may not ship to Canada. Yes Lee I would love to see some pics of your set-up. [email protected]
  5. Looking to add a 12 or 16 smart ribbon tree to my 2015 display. All my present display incorporates LOR controllers, CCRs, CCBs, floods and all sequenced with S3. I am looking for feedback on the Holiday Coro ribbon tree package and how easy they are to adapt into my LOR display. Reading through the Holiday Coro information their products appear to interface easily and are less expensive however I just want to be sure I am not missing something before I order a package. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks. Marty
  6. I have not noticed this but will now start looking at this bulb first. Thanks for a great time saving tip.