Four months until Santa Claus?

    I’ll admit there are times when I wonder about the thing called Christmas spirit.  What is it?  The I reread…

    Christmas villages create your own tiny world of wonder.

    With a little help from Wikipedia, let’s start with the history of Christmas villages: The tradition of decorative Christmas villages…

    Add drama to your show with a fog machine.

    Those fog/bubble/snow machines can be great for creating all kinds of special effect. Perhaps the best effect is the look…

    Potato chip and chocolate cookies. Yummy!

    Ingredients • 1 cup butter • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla or vanilla paste • 1 3/4 cups…

    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…

    Incandescents. Tried, true and cheap but what power hogs!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why with mini-lights, when one burns out, how do the…

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      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 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

      It was a dark and stormy night in St. Louis for the March 2018 haunting.  Really it’s the annual tradeshow…
      March 5, 2017

      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…
      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