Imagine building a Christmas train for your display!

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    Merry Christmas from PlanetChristmas

    Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale All…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for December 2013

    Better than ever before, the new and improved December 2013 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a…

    Decorating indoor Christmas trees means LROST.

    We got a little help from eHow.com for this article Truly a Christmas tradition! Get your entire family involved and…

    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…

    Build a website and tell the world what you’re doing.

    A very special thanks to Greg Zimmerman for writing this! Seems like everyone has a website but you.  Why not? …

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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