Rudolph, the real story! It’s Montgomery Ward’s fault.

    We had to tap wikipedia.org for much of this information Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is a fictional reindeer with a…

    Moving to DMX technology in your shows has potential

    From the Spring 2009 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Charles Belcher When each of us purchased our favorite software and…

    Wireframes are perfect for outdoor Christmas decorations.

     It’s one thing to put a lot of lights on trees and bushes… but if you really want to get…

    Strobe lights add the WOW factor to your show!

    Of all the lighting effects at PlanetChristmas, the most dramatic… and the most talked about is when the strobe lights…

    What’s up with the pickle ornament and all the history behind it?

    we got some help from Ornamentshop.com and Squidoo.com  It’s a lovely story. Except for some small details: St. Nicholas traditionally comes…

    Thinking about starting a Christmas business?

    A lot of people dream of running their own business. If you’re really into the season, it seems a natural to…

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      March 5, 2017

      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…
      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

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      March 5, 2017

      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…
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      Blow Molds. Love them. Fix them. Display them.

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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