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PC Magazine November 2016

November 2016 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Top 10 show tunes anticipated for 2016
  • Cutouts the easy way
  • Cold weather tricks
  • Peppermint Arch
  • Smart pixel megatree
  • Old is new is old
  • Build a controller shed
  • … and so much more!

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Previous Magazines:

 PC Magazine November 2016 November 2016 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Top 10 show tunes anticipated for 2016
  • Cutouts the easy way
  • Cold weather tricks
  • Peppermint Arch
  • Smart pixel megatree
  • Old is new is old
  • Build a controller shed
  • … and so much more!
PC-MagazineNovember2015-Cover-200 November 2015 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Top 10 show tunes anticipated for 2015
  • Top 10 tricks for the really serious decorator
  • Top 10 Santa tips
  • Building mini-trees
  • Building leaping arches
  • DIY giant candy canes
  • Indoor decorating ideas
  • … and so much more!
PlanetChristmas Magazine Spring 2015 Spring 2015 PlanetChristmas Magazine-Christmas Expo

  • Christmas Expo Details
  • Are there any Christmas lights made in the USA?
  • Being on ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight show
  • Beta Battle: xLights 4 vs. LOR Pixel Editor
  • Top 10 Christmas show tunes of 2014
  • Indoor decorating
  • Renewing blow molds
  • … and so much more!
PlanetChristmas Magazine Cover September 2014 200 September 2014 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Back to the Future Edition
  • Blow Molds – all you ever wanted to know
  • 10 ways to get Into the lucrative Christmas business
  • Vampire plugs revisited
  • LED string repair
  • Indoor decorating
  • Build a leaping arch
  • … and so much more!
PC-MagazineApril2014-200 April 2014 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • The Super Geek Edition
  • Pixel Tree Basics
  • All about Pixel Ribbons
  • Build a Pixel Mega-Tree
  • Build a Pixel Mini-Tree
  • Winning ABC’s Christmas Light Fight
  • Indoor Decorating
  • … and so much more!
PC-MagazineDecember2013-200 December 2013 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Showing Off 2013
  • Top 10 Setup Ideas
  • Rethinking Decorating
  • 10 Santa Tips
  • ‘Twas the Night Before…
  • PlanetChristmas Website
  • The Best Christmas Cookies EVER
  • N.B. Scuttlebutt
  • … and so much more!
PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2013-200 September 2013 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Dip your toe in the RGB waters
  • 8 Pixel RGB House
  • Mega-Tree on the Roof
  • Mini-Trees
  • Incandescent Splicing
  • Animatronics
  • Light-O-Rama Class
  • Indoor Displays
  • … and so much more!
November 2012 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • SuperStar Tips and Tricks
  • A ‘Lure’ of Lights in Hayward, Wisconsin
  • Light-O-Rama and MADRIX
  • Create Sequences in 2 Minutes!
  • Christmas Expo 2013 New Owners
  • DIY Mega-Mini Leapers
  • 10 Santa Tips
  • Inflatables
  • … and so much more!
July 2012 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Who is Light-O-Rama?
  • 4×4 Design
  • Show Testing with an iPad
  • LED String Tester
  • Tree Toppers
  • LOR Jumpstart Training Classes
  • RGB Colors
  • Storing Strings of Lights
  • Christmas Expo 2013
  • … and so much more!
December 2011 PlanetChristmas Magazine

  • Pictures of your displays from around the word
  • Disney Does it Right!
  • UltraShows
  • … and so much more!
November 2011 PlanetChristmas magazine

  • DIY Candy Canes
  • Light-O-Rama Network Tester
  • 81′ Megatree
  • Build Minitrees
  • Build Leaping Arches
  • LEDs vs. Incandescents
  • Ten Santa Tips
  • Christmas Village Tips
  • … and so much more!
September 2011 UltraShows magazine

  • Sharing Sequences
  • What’s New in S3
  • The Great Show secret
  • Channel Configurations
  • Getting into Computerized Shows
  • LOR Tips and Tricks
  • Sequencing 1000+ Channels
  • Build a Megatree
  • … and so much more!
June 2011 is all about Christmas Expo

  • Christmas Expo Update
  • Christmas Expo Current Schedule
  • Christmas Expo in June?
  • Why Gatlinburg?
  • Christmas Expo Instructors
  • Expo Vendors
  • Looking for Volunteers
  • Christmas Expo Q&A
  • … and so much more!
Mid Spring 2011 dedicated to Christmas Expo

  • Let’s Celebrate
  • Christmas Expo Update
  • Christmas Expo Current Schedule
  • Christmas Expo in June?
  • Why Gatlinburg?
  • Christmas Expo Instructors
  • Looking for Volunteers
  • Christmas Expo Q&A
  • The Rumor Mill
  • … and so much more!
Early Spring 2011 dedicated to Christmas Expo

  • Christmas Expo Update
  • Christmas Expo in June?
  • Why Gatlinburg?
  • Christmas Expo Classes
  • Light-O-Rama Immersion Class
  • A Little Romance
  • Christmas Stores
  • Christmas Expo Q&A
  • The Rumor Mill
  • … and so much more!
December 2010 magazine edition:

  • Behind the scenes of Disney, SeaWorld, Opryland, NASCAR, etc.
  • Building the world’s largest computerized Christmas tree
  • Let’s celebrate! Showing off just a little
  • Christmas lights version 3. Think RGB
  • PLUS+ in June. Come join us
  • Ten Enhanced Santa tips
  • The House on Christmas Street world tour
  • … and so much more!
November 2010 Edition:

  • Tips and Tricks!
  • Newbie Stories
  • Build your own leaping arches
  • Modern marvel: the vampire plug
  • PLUS is Changing
  • Too many Santas
  • A Christmas Carol (abridged)
  • … and so much more!
September 2010 Edition

  • Tips and Tricks!
  • Light-O-Rama Timesavers
  • The Christmas Ranch
  • Five Weeks in the Christmas Business
  • PLUS is Changing
  • Synchronized Lighting Tricks
  • Mississippi and Chicago gatherings
  • … and so much more!
Spring 2010 Edition:

  • Trends for 2010!
  • Christmas Open House for Thousands
  • Death of the Sequencing Grid (think 4800 channels)
  • Starting a Christmas Business
  • A Christmas View from the UK
  • GFCIs
  • Getting started with Synchronized Lighting
  • … and so much more!
December 2009 Edition:

  • Celebrate the Season!
  • Christmas Village Building Tips
  • Christmas Open House for Thousands
  • Planning for Profession Jobs
  • In Search of the First Snowman
  • Blow Mold Anti-Spinning
  • The Grinch: Attending A-PLUS
  • Worldwide Contest Entry Details
  • … and so much more!
November 2009 Edition:

  • It’s Our Incandescent vs. LED Issue!
  • Time for a Decision! Incandescent or LED?
  • Christmas Village Building Tips
  • DIY Giant Candy Canes
  • Sequencing for a Living
  • LED Fixtures in the Entertainment Business
  • Ten Tips to be a Better Santa
  • Blow Mold History
  • The Grinch: Balloon Boys
  • … and so much more!
October 2009 Edition:

  • It’s Our Do It Yourself Issue!
  • DIY Giant Lollipops
  • DIY Jumbotron for your Yard
  • Record Your Own CD
  • Sequencing for a Living
  • Backstage Pass: A Home Display with Professional Toys
  • Indoor Displays: Trees!
  • Blast From the Past: Christmas Lighting 50 Years Ago
  • The Grinch: Itty Bitty Planes
  • … and so much more!
August/September 2009 Edition:

  • So You Want To Go Pro Issue
    Feature articles: So You Wan To to Go Pro?
  • Backstage Pass: A Day In the Life
  • Indoor Displays: Trees!
  • The Pros: 1000+ Channels
  • Tips and Tricks: Refresh Wire Frames
  • Blast From the Past: Christmas Lighting 50 Years Ago
  • The Grinch: Marking your Territory
  • … and so much more!
July 2009 Edition: Our Annual Nerd Edition

  • Feature article: LEDs. Fact and Fiction
  • Backstage Pass: Performance Art
  • Indoor Displays: There’s so much more to do inside!
  • Tips and Tricks: Jack Up Mega Pole
  • Do It Yourself: Build the CTB16PC
  • The Grinch: Respecting the neighbors
  • … and so much more!
Spring 2009 Edition: Our Premier Issue!

  • Feature article: Show Sequencing Alternatives
  • Backstage Pass: DMX by Charles Belcher
  • Best Christmas Cookies Ever!
  • The Pros: How I became a Professional by Carson Williams
  • Tips and Tricks: Building Megatrees by Darryl Brown
  • The Grinch: Being one of “those” people by Chuck Hutchings
  • … and so much more!