Year of the Pixel

    Any light, any color, any time.  Imagine the possibilities for your Christmas display! PlanetChristmas has been watching this technology closely for…

    Imagine building a Christmas train for your display!

    by Mike Shimko Nothing can beat step by step pictures and instructions. Here goes! 1 Begin with the Railroad Crossing.…

    Potato chip and chocolate cookies. Yummy!

    Ingredients • 1 cup butter • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla or vanilla paste • 1 3/4 cups…

    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…

    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…

    Using dimmers so the lights help tell the story.

    There are lots of times when you don’t want the lights on at full brightness. An example is a long…

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      August 27, 2017

      Vampire Plugs = Easy!

      Been shopping for extension cords lately?  Ouch! Then there are the times when you need a two foot cord and…
      March 10, 2017

      The Dirty Little Secret. Pixels are Power Hogs.

      Pixel trees.  Good gosh they’re amazing to watch.  They make a show ‘pop’ and get people talking. But… I built…
      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…
      March 5, 2017

      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.…

      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