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…

    Thinking about starting a Christmas business?

    A lot of people dream of running their own business. If you’re really into the season, it seems a natural to…

    Enter Christmas Light Fight 2016

    Looking to really show off your creativity?  It’s one thing to have a picture on PlanetChristmas but it’s even better to…

    Synchronizing. Lights, power, music, themes…

    From the Spring 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate Over-the-top decorators with computerized displays are constantly being asked…

    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…

    Weatherproofing is worth the effort to keep the water at bay.

    Darryl Brown has the solution to weatherproof your computerized lighting electronics! I just built a container for a 16 channel…

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      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

      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 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…
      July 7, 2017

      30 Years of Tips and Tricks

      If you attended a class called ’30 Years of Tips and Tricks’ at Christmas Expo 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas,…

      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