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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.


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xenon last won the day on December 27 2016

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About xenon

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    too many, but the main one keeps repeating itself, watching all the happy faces every year as children, and adults enjoy our CHRISTmas displays.
  • Location
    Kingston GA
  • Biography
    60 years young, been doing CHRISTmas dispalys for 15 years,
  • Interests
    ATVs, jeeping, colleciton of over 5,000 antique soda bottles
  • Occupation
    does not matter now, retire in 12 months
  • About my display
    4 acres, driveby, 350+ inflatables, 10,000+ lights, 200 amps and a $800 electric bill each year.

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  1. September motivation...ughh!

    been working last 10 days, most lights up. having surgrey first week in Dec. so got to get it done
  2. Gemmy ferris wheel replacement motors

    gears are fine in mine, but need motor and drive belt.
  3. Moving! Any tips?

    best of luck on your move without HOA. we love being slap in the middle of 10 acres and 800' of road frontage. makes for a pretty nice 4 acre front yard display, along with a 200 amp power supply
  4. Municipals for sale in South Georgia

    sweet bout 3 hour drive, will have to keep a eye on these
  5. Inflatable for sale.

    I have a price in mind, but not knowing what you paid, I would rather message you and go from there. thanks
  6. shipping is a killer on these large items on ebay. What year is it? I would think $100 -$125
  7. Thrift Store Friend

  8. Inflatable for sale

    you have some nice inflatables for sale, fair prices too. we have most of them or I would be buying now. best of luck with them
  9. My yard's not big enough. Is your's?

    we have 4 acres, but I don't think I can handle 30,000 pounds of metal framing. will be interesting to see what it sells for. I like gov. deals. missed out on about several thousand feet of rope light and connecters not long ago, was about 10 miles from us. new listing trailer load of wreaths and a few other things https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=10&acctid=10262
  10. ae the vampire plugs and ext. cords sold??
  11. Have been doing a 4 acre display for almost 15 years 300 inflatables, 60,000 lights, no cut outs. Have made one for next year, Santa on a John Deere tractor. used plywood. Curious, what is Coro Plast, how much does it cost, easier to work with, paint etc. where do I buy it. any input would be appreciated.
  12. as you can see I have not been on line in a while, do you still have these?
  13. How are you powering your display?

    looks kinda rough, but works well 200 amp main 2 7 day timers, 4 20 amp circuits each(inflatables), 1 24 hour timer with 2 20 amp circuits (lights). usually pulls around 180 amps with Chirsitmas display. was able to get meter on residential rate
  14. I have a large assortment of Gemmy blowers, bases, lights etc. that I am selling. SJD B1, B2, A-2, a lot of others. Also have quite a few Gemmy spotlights and projecter lights as you see in one picture. ( I replaced some older bulbs in side some lighter colored inflatables to get the effect of the newer Gemmy inflatables with the swirling lights inside. Prices are pretty much $10.00 each for blowers or lights. I also have a lot of bases available, they are pretty much make a offer, let me know what your needs are. some of these are listed on Ebay, seller name is XENON, or here is a link to on, then you can see other items. Our display last year was about 400 inflatables, many of them were on their last year, being 10 years or older. We are kina changing direction a little move to larger inflatables, more lights, and may start to make some static items my self. display is a drive by and covers about 4 acres. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Gemmy-Airblown-Inflatable-Replacement-Fan-Blower-Older-style-/322434816374?hash=item4b129cd976:g:jBUAAOSwWxNYsb4S