Visiting the 2013 Halloween Haunt Show in St. Louis

    If you’re really into Christmas decorating, a visit to a Halloween trade show can be like entering a different world. …

    Building a Light-O-Rama controller is pretty easy.

    From the July 2009 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Fred Garvin. You’re ready to take the big step into computerizing…

    MiniTrees. Easy to build, deploy and dazzle your viewers.

     Imagine having 192 little two foot trees snaking through the yard, each tree on a separate circuit and each circuit…

    How much power are you going to need and can you ever have too much?

    You’ve got thousands of Christmas lights yet you have no idea how many can be plugged into a typical wall…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for April 2014 – Pixel Trees!

    Better than ever before, the new and improved April 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a…

    Leaping arches are just so darn cool in Christmas displays!

    From the November 2010 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine. On Monday Chuck Smith stood at my desk and “suggested” the magazine…

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    Until Christmas

    (the most magical day of the year)

    Until the Reveal

    (typically just after Thanksgiving)

    Now this is a light show!


    What an Outdoor Display!

    Silent Monks Singing