Basic chocolate chip cookies are still pretty darn good.

    from Ingredients • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter • 1 large…

    Synchronizing the lights. It’s all about the music!

    From the September 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate. In an earlier issue of PlanetChristmas magazine, I talked…

    Santa Show Casting

    Ready to be on TV?  A Santa show is now looking for the best Santa out there.  Here’s a little…

    Photographing your Christmas display… it’s not easy.

    Tis the season to be jolly! The season of lights – from Christmas trees to Hanukah candles to decorative house…

    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…

    Live performances by adding a few unpredictable humans to the show.

    An over-the-top computerized display is really a very controlled environment.  Music is carefully choreographed to the lights and no light…

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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