Off-the-shelf solutions for great light shows with music.

    Ready to computerize your display but don’t want the hassle of building your own control hardware or software? There are…

    The absolute best chocolate chip cookies!

    from AllRecipes.com Ingredients • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup packed brown sugar •…

    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.…

    Decorating trees. There are proven methods for great results.

    How do I decorate outdoor trees and bushes? It’s easy! The first thing to remember is there can never be…

    Trial underway for family sued over Christmas display

    A Plantation, Florida woman took the stand to defend her family’s right to put up a massive Christmas display at…

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      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…
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      30 Years of Tips and Tricks

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      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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      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