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"Joy of Christmas" in Millwood Square

By cvinas0658, 01/20/2017

JOY OF CHRISTMAS - in Millwood Square

(FACEBOOK - My Christmas Toy House in Millwood Square)

To All my Family & Friends and people who visited "MY CHRISTMAS TOY HOUSE DISPLAY in Millwood Square" every night and every year for the past many years. THANK YOU

ANC (Top Story) look Pinoy in US, Clem Vinas builds Christmas Toy House


BALITANG AMERICA - Virginia Pinoy transforms home in a spectacular attraction


First winner For the Holiday House Proud Contest (December 22, 2015) is the "A Christmas To Remember in Millwood Square" This Holiday House submitted a great video of their home and collected 410 votes! (SPONSORED BY: THOMPSON CREEK WINDOWS/ WTOP.COM/CHANNEL 7 ABC. Thank you all .... 

This video's audio is fair use under U.S. copyright law because it is noncommercial and transformative in nature, uses no more of the original than necessary, and has no negative effect on the market for the original work, I Receive no monetary or promotional gains from using this audio.

It's been more than 24 years that I started doing my Christmas Display and been a childhood dream of mine to do this. I know that somehow when they see and experience it, brings a lot of joy and happiness to their christmas and a lasting imprint to their hearts.

I thank the Lord for the hands and sight that guide me to create something out of lights and so that I can continue this ministry of mine thru the coming years. Every year this is my devotion to Santo Niño, that I promise to complete by 12 midnight of December 24th. This year due to the weather (rain, wind and frigid temperature) , completed the display by December 31st.

Again Maraming, maraming salamat po (Thank You). Clem P. Viñas

To Mom(Mommie Ruth) & Dad (Daddy Ponching), my Lola Esyang, Lola Mamang , Tito Cleming, Tito Jr, I dedicate this to you all, that somehow you could see it looking down thru the heavens "Merry Christmas" 

VIDEO COPYRIGHT: Clem P. Viñas (La Familia Viñas 2017)

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the audio/music which are the following:

(01) Justin Bieber/Mariah Carey- All I want for Christmas is You (Under the Mistletoe)

(02) Amy Grant - (The Christmas Collection) It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Yea

(03) Human Nature- White Christmas (feat Robin Meade) (HUMAN NATURE, The Christmas Album CD)

(04) Christmas with A Crackle- (Various Artist) White Christmas 

(05) Alan Silvestri - Spirit of the Season (The Polar Express, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

(06) Mo Jazz Christmas Album (Wayne Johnson) winter Wonderland
(07) Johnny Mathis- It's Beginning to Look like Christmas (Christmas Eve Album CD)

(08) Gloria Estefan- Silver Bells (Christmas Through Your Eyes Album CD)

(09) Luis Miguel- Sonrie (Navidades Album CD)

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