I have just about got everything put away for 2012 and am busy preparing videos for this year. I’ll post them as I finish them. Check out the videos section for the latest ones.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our charities this year. With the monetary donations and the food, we were able to donate almost 100 pounds of food to the Northwest Assistance Ministries. We also received a lot of canned and dry dog food to donate to local animal rescue organizations.
We were told this evening that we won the Holiday Lighting Contest for the Dove Manor Section of Gleannloch Farms for this year. This makes the third year in a row that we have won. Come by and check out our display.
Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:
- All I want for Christmas (Festive) – Mariah Carey
- Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
- Christmas Time – Go Fish
- We Three Kings – Go Fish
- Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
- DJ Santa – Krispy
- Joy to the World – Charlie Daniels Band
- Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
- On a Sleigh Ride With Me – Tilloston, Cannon and Hyland
- We Need a Little Christmas – Glee Cast
- White Christmas in Houston – Branded Duo
- Wizards in Winter – Tran-Siberian Orchestra
- Joy to the World – Manheim Steamroller
- Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
- Jingle Bells Techno Bells – Candy Apple Punch
- Deck the Halls – Manheim Steamroller
- Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle
Once again we are supporting two charities in our display.
We are collecting canned and other non-perishable food for Northwest Assistance Ministries.
We are collecting dry and canned dog food for Labs Etc. Rescue.
Thanks for your generosity in assisting these organizations.
Our 2012 display went live as of Saturday, November 24, 2012. It was a day later than I had planned, but it was still close.
I didn’t do a very good job this past year in updates as I was constructing new items, but I plan to do better in 2013.
I posted a few new pictures to give you an idea of the changes we did make to the display. Those pictures are located in the 2012 Photos area.
The most major change was rearranging the display. This required a lot of programming changes as I like to do color sweeps across the entire display. The changes I made were to move the 2 8 foot trees from being in the back of the display to flank the Megatree in the raised area of the yard. I did this since these items are taller and can’t be seen as much behind the oak trees. I plan to put some shorter items in their place in the next 1-2 years. I also moved the light rings back, also to give me room for something shorter in its place. I may still move it somewhere else next year.
I also replaced the 8 four foot trees that were on the right and left sides of the sidewalk. The previous ones were good, but they were tall and narrow. They frequently blew over in a strong wind. The ones I replaced them with are a more traditional shape of a Christmas tree, with a wider bottom.
I also tried the CCR’s again this year. I had 2 of these last year, but had problems with the controllers and didn’t use them. I have 3 mounted above the garage face and they seem to be working OK this time around.
The last thing I did was to add four DMX flood lights in front of the house. This was my first attempt in the DIY world as I built these from 5050 modules and 3 channel DMX controllers. They seem to add a nice affect.
I hope to record some video over the next couple of weeks. Watch for it to be posted soon.