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    The art of the reveal

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    Enter Christmas Light Fight 2016

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    Windows 8 and Christmas

    And then there was Windows 8… my head hurts. Why talk about a geeky operating system on a Christmas website?  Many…

    Synchronizing the lights. It’s all about the music!

    From the September 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate. In an earlier issue of PlanetChristmas magazine, I talked…

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      LEDs vs. incandescent lights… there’s a real difference.

      This was supposed to be easy. Determine once and for all if it’s time for all of us to switch…
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      Blow Molds. Love them. Fix them. Display them.

      A special thanks to Carrie Sansing for this article.  She’s the blow mold queen! I’m seriously addicted to blow molds.…
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      30 Years of Tips and Tricks

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      Ready to make those lights dance to the music. Think about sequencing.

      So… you just bought all that fancy hardware to flash the lights to the music? or… You have a talent…

      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