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    Anyone can put out a lot of Christmas decorations to overwhelm the casual observer. People will talk about it and…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for Fall 2014

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

    An effort to refresh the forums

    The PlanetChristmas forums got started way back in 1996 during the early days of the public Internet.  Back then we…

    Wireframes are perfect for outdoor Christmas decorations.

     It’s one thing to put a lot of lights on trees and bushes… but if you really want to get…

    Are LEDs TOO Bright?

    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…

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      Ready to make those lights dance to the music. Think about sequencing.

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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