Synchronizing. Lights, power, music, themes…

    From the Spring 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate Over-the-top decorators with computerized displays are constantly being asked…

    Christmas villages create your own tiny world of wonder.

    With a little help from Wikipedia, let’s start with the history of Christmas villages: The tradition of decorative Christmas villages…

    Add drama to your show with a fog machine.

    Those fog/bubble/snow machines can be great for creating all kinds of special effect. Perhaps the best effect is the look…

    Thinking about starting a Christmas business?

    A lot of people dream of running their own business. If you’re really into the season, it seems a natural to…

    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…

    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…

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      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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      Haunt Show 2018

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

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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!

      Silent Monks Singing