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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.

W Lewis

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W Lewis last won the day on May 18 2016

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About W Lewis

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  • Birthday 12/03/1954

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Night Before Christmas
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  • Biography
    I am a Christmas enthusiast. I am trying to computerize some of my displays, I know all about Christmas lights, but not about the technical issues involved in computerizing.
  • Interests
    Gardening, Decorating
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    I have about 200,000 lights, wire frames (some static and some antimated), blowmolds, mega tree, wreaths, trees, 25 16 channel LOR controllers.
  1. Cutting light wires

    Thanks for your response. I am planning to incorporate all of the above in my display this year. Too bad we have to implement security devices for our light shows.
  2. For sale 16 - 100 light warm white sealed lights. Purchased from Holiday-Light-Express. $11.00 each plus half the shipping costs.
  3. Cutting light wires

    Thanks for the info. We had thought about cameras, but I also like the idea of leaving some flood lights on. I will definitely be better prepared next year for the thugs!!!
  4. Cutting light wires

    This is my 14th year for a light display. This year I had someone come on my property after the show went off and cut the wires on my lights. This happened 7 times and each time there were numerous cuts (over the season about 50 cuts). Any suggestions how I can stop this next year. My display area covers about 6 acres.
  5. Moisture Problem

    I have my controllers mounted on stands in the yard. We are having ALOT of rain. My controllers started hanging on when should be going off and randomly coming on last night. I checks my cat 5 cables and they are all ok. Think it is probably moisture problem. The rain is suppose to move out tonight. What is the best way to dry out the controllers?