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.…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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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    The forums are still here… though they’ve been moved.  Change your browser shortcut to forums.planetchristmas.com

    Take me to the forums!

    What are the PlanetChristmas forums?  It’s where the decorating community gathers to trade ideas, offer help and do a bit of showing off.  Come join us.  Click the button above.

      March 10, 2017

      The Dirty Little Secret. Pixels are Power Hogs.

      Pixel trees.  Good gosh they’re amazing to watch.  They make a show ‘pop’ and get people talking. But… I built…
      March 5, 2017

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

      A special thanks to Carrie Sansing for this article.  She’s the blow mold queen! I’m seriously addicted to blow molds.…
      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…
      March 5, 2017

      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…

      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