Where to start when thinking about putting on a great show…

    If you really want to do something special, think about computerizing your light display. Imagine being able to control exactly…

    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…

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

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

    What’s so special about the North Pole and why would anyone live there?

    We got some help from Wikipedia.org as well as Santa for this page First, the official definition The Earth’s axis…

    An effort to refresh the forums

    The PlanetChristmas forums got started way back in 1996 during the early days of the public Internet.  Back then we…

    Projection mapping. A new way to decorate!

    Mesmerized how the Rio Olympics made the infield of a stadium into a giant TV screen?  I know I was.…

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    The forums are still here… though they’ve been moved.  Change your browser shortcut to forums.planetchristmas.com

    Take me to the forums!

    What are the PlanetChristmas forums?  It’s where the decorating community gathers to trade ideas, offer help and do a bit of showing off.  Come join us.  Click the button above.

      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

      It was a dark and stormy night in St. Louis for the March 2018 haunting.  Really it’s the annual tradeshow…
      July 7, 2017

      30 Years of Tips and Tricks

      If you attended a class called ’30 Years of Tips and Tricks’ at Christmas Expo 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas,…
      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…
      March 5, 2017

      No loud music but instead think about your own radio station.

      It’s cold and you’re stuck in the car with all of the windows rolled up, looking at the thousands of…

      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