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    I was looking at a comparison of LED based 5mm Christmas lights recently.  One string was made in 2010, another…

    The art of the reveal

    A friend of my wife invited us to see the Broadway musical called ‘Rock of Ages.’  I wasn’t too excited…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for April 2014 – Pixel Trees!

    Better than ever before, the new and improved April 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a…

    Haunt Show 2018

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

    Live performances by adding a few unpredictable humans to the show.

    An over-the-top computerized display is really a very controlled environment.  Music is carefully choreographed to the lights and no light…

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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!

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