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  1. i decided to make one last trip to the Goodwill outlet store (surplus items) before Christmas to see what was available. It was good timing because I was able to find two more blow molds for my nativity display - the GFP standing wise man and a cow. The best find was a "Gemmy Lightshow Christmas Lights 6' Projection Lamp Post with Lighted Signs, Electro-Fire". The two blow molds were less than $5 together and the lantern was $13 based upon the weight. The light in the lantern is special. It's an LED assembly that flickers with and orange color. It really does look like a candle flame. W
    6 points
  2. Just about done. I took off all last week because I had vacation to burn and was well used getting everything ready.. Had a lot of rain the past two days but that actually helped find any wet plugs before it all actually goes on.
    5 points
  3. I have this saying: "the easiest thing to do is nothing." Most people seem to default to this setting. Sooooooo... I'm going to leave things alone, at least for this season .) But... I'm wide open for suggestions on how to make PlanetChristmas a better place. Please let me know here or send an email to me at [email protected]
    5 points
  4. Well despite the huge size I liked the animated flame LED bulbs so I decided to use them. I used the jig saw to widen the mount hole for the bulb to get in.
    4 points
  5. Not done yet. As you can see from the pics the weather got pretty bad yesterday and today compared to what the holiday weekend was like. Here are a few pics I took a little bit ago because there is some snow on things, it might be the only time, so I took some pics. After they uploaded they are a little crappy, sorry.
    4 points
  6. Remember in the movie, A Christmas Story, when the "old man" was gluing back together the leg lamp? That's going to be me.
    4 points
  7. Made this up tonight. I took three wire wreath frames. 2 12" for ears and 18" for the head. 50 count blue strand and just zip tied it all up. Plan is to make a bunch more and then "hide" them through out my entire display. We kind of are a big Disney family. I need to get a few to make smaller and maybe one large one for the roof. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    4 points
  8. Put out the Patriotic Section of my blow mold display. I always put it up before Veterans Day I'm a newbee, don't know why the pic is over the text.
    3 points
  9. I've gotten to the point now where I'm needing to rotate what I put out every year, simply because I'm out of lawn space. I can't really go any closer to the road because of the sidewalk plow, and fear that if I add more on the rest of the lawn it will look too cluttered, so I'm rotating things out every year. For example, I had a (mostly) different set of figures sitting on the wall last year, some of which I used elsewhere, some of which I kept inside. I also used a different Disney set last year. The only new scene entirely this year is the Empire/Alderbrook snowman trio towards the bac
    3 points
  10. What’s everyone Christmas display looking like. I been working in the back yard on mine. I live HOA and can’t put out in front yard until week of thanksgiving. If weather is good I will start pulling it to front yard on Monday.
    3 points
  11. We have been awarded a Beautification Holiday Edition Award from a local community group .Someone entered us in the competition without us knowing and we are grateful. We have hit the big time! Our picture is going to be in our local newspapers. Yes we have two papers and they both come out weekly and have basically the same stuff in both. It's that type of area. This is our first year doing this. 32 channel LOR with all LED. The PC community has been very helpful and I thank you all for taking time to help us that are new to all of this. If you responded to one of my questions or answered som
    3 points
  12. We got a few inches of snow so I took a couple pics of the display.
    3 points
  13. After about a decade of waiting, I finally got into blow mold. I had planned to wait until Black Friday but they were sold out days earlier at the local Ace Hardware store. After searching all over the internet, I found them at ToolBoxSupply.com (Troy, NY). I saved about $20 by not buying similar candles at Lowes.
    3 points
  14. I am new to the Christmas display community and have used PC as a place to learn new stuff each week. A friend sent me some links to some Facebook groups as that is what he frequently uses for ideas and support. So I joined up and did some scrolling through a couple of these groups. I actually posed one question hoping for some suggestions. The responses I got ranged from nasty language to disrespect. I had one helpful suggestion. I will spend my time here from now on. I realize there may be some humor, rolling eyes, or whatever when I post on here but this place has been really helpful to me
    3 points
  15. About 5 years ago I was watching some random Christmas light video and in the background I saw SOMETHING that looked like a glacier/iceberg. Not a realistic white snowy looking iceberg but an icy blue form and from that point on I developed a slight obsession with trying to make one. The video was no help, it was only in frame for about 3 seconds and was very far away. So I've been trying all kinds of weird stuff for the past few years, and they all looked like crap. This year I started looking for inspiration from church service backdrops and I saw something that I thought could work. Th
    3 points
  16. Found this today looking for something else. It the largest set Poloron carolers I have ever seen. youtube:
    3 points
  17. This is my first blow mold set, a beautiful nativity scene. I actually got it over the weekend from a neighbor. I built the stable for it as the one they had was falling apart.
    3 points
  18. Those are my 5 that were repainted a few years ago. My dad had those before I was born and I am 42 now.
    3 points
  19. Put the candy canes out, This may be the last year for some of them, there getting brittle and have cracks. I purchased these used from e-bay a few years ago, so not complaining Had to take two pictures to get all 6 pieces.
    3 points
  20. We "opened up" for our first time tonight. Posted it on Facebook with no pic or video. We live in a small town and in less than an hour had 5 or 6 cars come by. Several commented on Facebook. I can see how this can become addicting. We are running a 32 ch LOR with all LED. I enjoy making people happy and I am already trying to plan for next year being bigger and better This has been trying but fun. I think it will be worth all the money and effort.
    3 points
  21. 15 piece Nativity Theme, we actually set it out yesterday. (not lite yet) We always wait till after Thanksgiving for the Lightening. Trying to get everything done before bad weather hits.
    3 points
  22. Big J, with 1800+ posts. We will have to vote on your retirement. In the meantime, please stay on as a consultant.
    3 points
  23. Just got done on a lunch break converting battery powered to 120vac plug in. Below are the pictures.
    3 points
  24. Set part of our yard up as a walkthrough for the first time. It included a few homemade animatronics that had been from another display here in town that hadn't seen daylight in over 20 years.
    2 points
  25. I hope the forum stays. Yes, they are not as popular as they once were and that other entities, from Pinterest to Facebook, have all the pizazz of the moment, but forums are where serious discussions take place. The internet needs forums. They are an archive of past discussions, which are just absolutely invaluable libraries of information. I love pizza and a particular pizza forum upped my game in a way that social media never can. Reviewing threads that went back to the early 2000's, their information was still relevant to me. The same with this forum. If someone has a question, c
    2 points
  26. Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have all had a great day. I wanted to share some pictures of my display. Still no where near where most of you are but getting bigger every year. Such a fun hobby. Will be time to take it down soon which stinks. It always goes too fast!! I’ll fix my upside down pictures from my laptop tomorrow!!
    2 points
  27. Some new things added to the display; these are twilight shots; I need to retake after dark but this way you get to see all the wires and tags and other "behind the scenes" things that you would miss in the dark.
    2 points
  28. I'm on a wire frame one in book face that's not bad. You can't beat good ole PC for real info. I know there are two other forums Christmas sites similar to PC but that are 98.38484999% animated, dancing, pixels and all that jazz. I know there's plenty of that here but also tons of static help. Heck even stuff on storage is great here.
    2 points
  29. Toke off the day to put up most of the Halloween display more still todo.:)
    2 points
  30. I am guessing you guys will appreciate this. There are the gifts from my wife for my birthday today:
    2 points
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  32. Hey all, new to the site. I have been putting up Christmas displays since I was little, but have really ramped it up over the last few years. Make a lot of stuff out of pvc and wood, looking for ideas, troubleshooting and just learning about different thingsand helping others if possible. If I had to guess I’m around 30k+ lights that are lit. Have a bunch more but ran out of ideas and will probably have to upgrade our electrical panel next year. submitting some photos, but I have added since then. Once the weather holds off I’ll try to get some better pics and drone footage G
    2 points
  33. I never liked putting sand or pebbles in my blow molds because it makes storing them in my attic so much more difficult. I bought some ~20 year old used blow molds in the middle of the summer and was surprised at how much the light was attenuated by the coating of dirt on the inside of the blow mold. It was quite a task to clean the insides after removing the material used to weigh them down. I mount my blow molds on a piece of coroplast - used political signs that are easy to get around election day. I live in the desert where most homeowners have switched to desert landscaping. That
    2 points
  34. That looks great! I like all the Municipal blow molds. I like seeing everyone displays. Around me there are not that many with blow molds. I am not done but the weather went from rain to cold to snow late last night that melted pretty quickly. I hope to finish up when we have a few dry days. Also for some reason some pictures have yellow hues to them.
    2 points
  35. The search is over. https://tru-tone.com/ https://www.facebook.com/trutonebulbs
    2 points
  36. I found my folder with more info on UV paint. Repainting a Blow Mold HU.docx
    2 points
  37. Every show is different. Every sequence is different. Drawing juice at different times all the time. I purchased a Kill-A-Watt meter $20 bucks ebay. Answers all your electric capacity questions. When I switched over to LED's, I removed the second power cord and put in a jumper because I was pulling way less Amps then on Incans. Run one controller at at time plugged into your Kill-A-Watt meter and record the draw. Create a sequence with every channel on. You will be amazed how many things can be plugged into a 15 or 20 amp dedicated outlet. (one year our basement lights were pulsat
    2 points
  38. Here’s my Halloween display for this year. My kids and I had a lot of fun setting it up.
    2 points
  39. Hope you had a very happy birthday!! Awesome gifts for sure. 🎁
    2 points
  40. Order the grinch and pumpkin disk lamp post. Just got them in mail today! They look pretty good on paint. The lamp post is battery LED timer I will Be converting It to 120v led bulb.
    2 points
  41. I would simply repeat and agree with everything already said. I always tell my wife I could never have my display on national tv because my PCers would see all the ideas I’ve stolen from them! Either way, Chuck I hope you realize the help and encouragement your site has provided to a lot of Christmas light fanatics over the years. Thank you.
    2 points
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  43. I came across these general plastics catalog pages. I have never seen them before. Has anyone seen one of these in person or ever for sale? I'm wondering if any survived.
    2 points
  44. Yes, since you asked: I hate ‘Grandma got run over by a reindeer’.
    2 points
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