So I’ve been bad. What’s up with the lump of coal as a present?

    There was a pervasive belief in the mid 19th century that if you were poor it was because you or…

    Why in the world does anyone like or even drink egg nog???

    We had some eggnog history help from Research into the history of eggnog over the past 18 months has…

    Why December 25th? Wouldn’t Christmas be better during the summer?

    We had to get a little help from the website on this one. For the church’s first three centuries,…

    X-10. Dated technology but it can still be used.

     The easiest (but dated) way to control your Christmas lights is to use X-10 Technology. The price is right and…

    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…

    Wire sizing… too small and you start a fire.

    If you have any questions or concerns at all about electricity, please consult a licensed electrician. You’ve got a zillion…

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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