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. …

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for November 2016

    Better than ever before, the new and improved November 2016 PlanetChristmas Magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a peek at…

    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…

    Basic chocolate chip cookies are still pretty darn good.

    from Ingredients • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter • 1 large…

    When and where did this Christmas tree decorating thing really start?

    Who would have thought? We had help from for this. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape…

    Four months until Santa Claus?

    I’ll admit there are times when I wonder about the thing called Christmas spirit.  What is it?  The I reread…

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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