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For a good while now I have tried to keep my display, no matter how large, to one Santa Claus (well, two, one blow mold and one Airblown). I don't exactly know why, I guess I just thought that it'd look weird to have a lot of Santas. Anyways, this year I am rapidly expanding my collection. I have a few that I want to get for my collection, but they contain a Santa. 

Last year I noticed a few displays that had like, 10 or more Santas and I didn't think anything of it, but I'm still being stubborn. 

 

What are your thoughts on having more than one Santa (blow mold or inflatable) in a single display?

Thanks! 

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If you want us to try and talk you out of being stubborn, that's probably not going to happen!  Most people have several Santas and they seem to work together well.  One that you didn't mention was a Virtual Santa.  I added one a few years back and it is very popular so I would recommend it to you.

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1 hour ago, BaldEagleChristmas said:

If you want us to try and talk you out of being stubborn, that's probably not going to happen!  Most people have several Santas and they seem to work together well.  One that you didn't mention was a Virtual Santa.  I added one a few years back and it is very popular so I would recommend it to you.

Yes I know lol. But I guess my major point is do you find multiple Santas in a single display to be awkward? To be honest I had never considered it until I noticed that a lot of really great looking displays did have lots of them. 

Also, I have never heard of the virtual Santa. Do you have a link to it? Thanks.

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I agree with Creepy, there are too many good Santa's out there.  Now if you were talking more than one Nativity I'd say no.  And then I place the baby Jesus in the manger for the whole display instead if waiting until Christmas eve.There is is no reason to h ave just one Santa.

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1 hour ago, BamaSanta said:

I agree with Creepy, there are too many good Santa's out there.  Now if you were talking more than one Nativity I'd say no.  And then I place the baby Jesus in the manger for the whole display instead if waiting until Christmas eve.There is is no reason to h ave just one Santa.

I defiantly agree with you on the nativity point. But I have decided that I'm just gonna not worry about it and have a few Santas this year. I got over it! Woo! Lol

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Until last year I was a 1x Santa man...can't have more than one in a display.  Then I got the blowmold sleigh and reindeer set so I got over it.  If you wanted you could program the lights so only 1 was lighted at a time.  But I no longer see a problem having more than 1.

This was my only Santa until last year

20151224_202701_001[1].mp4

 

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15 hours ago, qberg said:

Until last year I was a 1x Santa man...can't have more than one in a display.  Then I got the blowmold sleigh and reindeer set so I got over it.  If you wanted you could program the lights so only 1 was lighted at a time.  But I no longer see a problem having more than 1.

This was my only Santa until last year

20151224_202701_001[1].mp4

 

Ah okay. Sounds like me. Lol. And that's actually a good idea, although I as of now have a static display. 

Also, the link seems to be broken :/

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hmm...it is an uploaded mp4...try to right click and download.

As far as static...I think a lot of folks immediately think of flashing to music is the next step when referring to animated.  I think there is another option in there and that is a slower morphing display.  I have had a lot of friends/neighbors that wish the lights stayed on longer during musical sequences so they could take photos.  So for my "bumper" clips (20-30 sec) of Christmas Vacation I have the display primarily static.  Just showing differently...house static color with falling snowflakes, different color displays, etc.  Just because you have an LOR controller doesn't mean you have to have them bouncing to the beat and broadcasting music.  Due to my computer problems last year my display this year only had a couple songs ready and was what I would call a static display.  Funny thing, with the new C9 RGBs on the roof and gutters, the new RGB tree, and flying santa I added....no one really noticed less music.

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You also can easily do things like blink the Bethlehem star I have on the roof in the previous video.

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On ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2016 at 6:20 PM, Beagledudley said:

Yes I know lol. But I guess my major point is do you find multiple Santas in a single display to be awkward? To be honest I had never considered it until I noticed that a lot of really great looking displays did have lots of them. 

Also, I have never heard of the virtual Santa. Do you have a link to it? Thanks.

Virtual Santa is a DVD video that you project onto a screen inside a window that, when viewed from the outside, creates the impression that Santa is inside your house - checking his list, waving at people, etc.  Children and adults both love it.  It is probably available at several vendors, but I got mine at ChristmasLightShow.com.  Here is a link to their Virtual Santa page: 

http://www.christmaslightshow.com/home.php?cat=3  You can watch the video on their website.  They have a lot of bundled and non bundled Virtual Santa options.  What I bought from them was the DVD and two rolls of their projection film (the windows in my barn, where Santa lives, are large so I needed 1 1/2 rolls to cover one window).  I did not buy a projector from them because at the time I bought, their projectors didn't have enough lumens for my taste.  Instead I bought a home theater projector and used a DVD player that I already had.

If you search the Planet Christmas forums, you will see threads where people talk about projecting onto things like shower curtains.  IMO that would be a mistake.  The projection film that I got from ChristmasLightShow combined with a high quality projector creates a very crisp image that enhances the illusion.

Hope this helps - give it a try this year!  FYI - I have no connection to ChristmasLightShow other than being a customer for Virtual Santa and other things.

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16 hours ago, BaldEagleChristmas said:

Virtual Santa is a DVD video that you project onto a screen inside a window that, when viewed from the outside, creates the impression that Santa is inside your house - checking his list, waving at people, etc.  Children and adults both love it.  It is probably available at several vendors, but I got mine at ChristmasLightShow.com.  Here is a link to their Virtual Santa page: 

http://www.christmaslightshow.com/home.php?cat=3  You can watch the video on their website.  They have a lot of bundled and non bundled Virtual Santa options.  What I bought from them was the DVD and two rolls of their projection film (the windows in my barn, where Santa lives, are large so I needed 1 1/2 rolls to cover one window).  I did not buy a projector from them because at the time I bought, their projectors didn't have enough lumens for my taste.  Instead I bought a home theater projector and used a DVD player that I already had.

If you search the Planet Christmas forums, you will see threads where people talk about projecting onto things like shower curtains.  IMO that would be a mistake.  The projection film that I got from ChristmasLightShow combined with a high quality projector creates a very crisp image that enhances the illusion.

Hope this helps - give it a try this year!  FYI - I have no connection to ChristmasLightShow other than being a customer for Virtual Santa and other things.

Oh I see. That's an interesting idea. I already own a really nice projector that I use to do singing pumpkins at Halloween. I'll have to look into this. 

Thanks for the tips! 

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That is DVD....scroll down and click on the "Want a Digital Download....".  $25 for Virtual Santa.  You pay and then immediately download the clips. 

He is the one who makes the Virtual clips....Scrooge, Carolers, elves, sleigh, etc

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On 2/24/2016 at 7:25 PM, qberg said:

That is DVD....scroll down and click on the "Want a Digital Download....".  $25 for Virtual Santa.  You pay and then immediately download the clips. 

He is the one who makes the Virtual clips....Scrooge, Carolers, elves, sleigh, etc

Okay, cool, I'll look into it.

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