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…

    Photographing your Christmas display… it’s not easy.

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    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…

    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.…

    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,…

    High Voltage-Ouch! This stuff really can kill you!

    This is a 1.6 MB movie showing what happens when someone at TVA pulled the plug on PlanetChristmas. Click here to…

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      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

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      March 5, 2017

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

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      July 7, 2017

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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…

      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