Where to start when thinking about putting on a great show…

    If you really want to do something special, think about computerizing your light display. Imagine being able to control exactly…

    How much power are you going to need and can you ever have too much?

    You’ve got thousands of Christmas lights yet you have no idea how many can be plugged into a typical wall…

    Do we really need candy canes and what do the colors mean?

    We got some help from NoerlNoelNoel.com on this candy cane history. One of the most often seen symbols of Christmas…

    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…

    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…

    When and where did this Christmas tree decorating thing really start?

    Who would have thought? We had help from Christmasarchives.com for this. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape…

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      October 14, 2017

      Simple RGB… PLEASE!

      RGB lighting is coming at us like a freight train.  Light-O-Rama kicked off the trend years ago with their incredible…
      March 5, 2017

      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…
      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.…
      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…

      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