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  1. Covert Rain

    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Anybody else do a Christmas display for the holiday? I don't mean just putting up lights but I mean using light controllers, programming the lights to your music etc?

    Am I the only one crazy enough to spend that kind of cake on the equipment and lights? Some people drink, some smoke, some collect things. I spend money each year on my lights and equipment. My street is actually really good about decorating.

    I have a blast with it but the wife gives me grief each year because it's an expensive hobby. I don't go Christmas Light Fight crazy by any means. My setup is more humble and much more low key. I live at the foothills in my neighborhood and I don't want to light up the entire mountain side. I just have fun with it.

    Anybody else do this a hobby? I don't recommend it for one second unless you have some disposable income, a ton of patience and can deal with mind numbing hours of programming each year even if you change one thing.
     
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    I don't even have lights out this year. We did a tree though. I bought one of the laser cheat things but haven't even put that out.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    I think the last two years everybody bought those laser things. I have seen them everywhere.
     
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    I don't want buy all new lights and my old lights have dead spots and etc so I just went the lazy route.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Every since start d buying LED I have not had nearly as many problems as those old incandescent strands. Plus it’s cheaper to run them. I get the not wanting to do all that work though.
     
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    I don't, but have wanted to. Mostly just to sync the light to trans siberian orchestra. I love seeing lights synced to that.

    My neighborhood is kinda sparse with lights this year.
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    You should totally do it, so @Bert can come & check it out!!
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    I have Christmas Cannon and Wizards in Winter on mine.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    So don't add anymore? :D
     
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    Bert Bandwagon ASU Basketball Fan

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    I'm sure your lights are absolutely spectacular Covert! Do your thing. Just dont ruin it by blasting the music that I'm sure they use to torture prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. :p
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    Bert Bandwagon ASU Basketball Fan

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    Ok the Christmas Canon one is fine. I like it, it's more of what I want out of Christmas music and that's totally personal preference... I just absolutely can't stand the synthesizers, guitar solos and soaring riffs like in Ding go the Bells and the first one you posted. Horrible! (IMO) Gag....

    I my defense, I also hate Metal music and most hard rock so yeah,,, extended guitar riffs are not really my thing. When I think Christmas I think "oh holy night" not Dream Theater...
     
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    So do you like traditional versions of Carol of the Bells? (aka "Ding go the bells")
     
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    Lexus has pretty much killed Wizards for me.
     

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