Christmas Videos

Just for fun – 12 Days of Christmas Spoofs

  • November 15, 2011

Please scroll below to turn off music so that you can hear the video. http://youtu.be/7auyJp5oC18 A silly spoof song that I like is The 12 Days of Guido Christmas by the How-ya-doin' guys. On the first day of Christmas my paisan gave to me, A ride in his IROC-Z. On the second day of Christmas my paisan gave to me, Two guinea tees, And a ride in his IROC-Z. On the third day of Christmas my paisan gave to me, All tree Godfadda's, Two guinea tees, And a ride in his IROC-Z. On the fourth day of Christmas my paisan gave to me, Four fresh cannolis, All tree Godfadda's, Two guinea tees, And...

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DFW Christmas Lights on Icicle Drop Lights

  • August 26, 2011

By Maria Bargellini, holiday lighting designer for DFW Christmas Lights Icicle drop lights are fairly new and have been used mostly for large commercial holiday lighting displays - until now. Icicle drop lights are designed to give off the appearance of falling snow by using the LED lights (diodes) in the tube to "drip" down the length of the tube repeated. They look great in trees or over your entryway, breezeway or any type of archway. The tubes come in a variety of lengths and combinations. For example, you can get a 5 tube strand in 10 or 20 inches, a mixed strand of  (3)-20 inch tubes and (2) 40" tubes,...

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Dallas Christmas Lights: Roof lights I

  • November 16, 2010

By Maria Bargelini of DFW Christmas Lights When we hear the  term Christmas display or Holiday Lighting, some of us (who are old enough to remember) think of the Griswold's. The infamous family in the National Lampoon's vacation film series, "Christmas Vacation". If the thought of 20+ foot ladders and touching electricity leaves you more than frazzled -- consider having your Christmas Lights professional installed by DFW Christmas Lights. If you want to brave it on your own here are a few notes to help you out. #1 Above all else---Be Safe! At DFW Christmas Lights, we want you to have the holiday...

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Dallas Christmas Lights: Tips–GFCI

  • November 15, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights I have been an electrician for over a dozen years and the thing most home owners have issues with are their outdoor GFCI outlets. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, in the business we say GFI for short. Those fancy letters are just a way of saying cut off device. If you overload your circuit, get a surge or short from weather, the ground fault in the device will trip, much like a breaker, and shut off the power to your device. It does so as to not  allow the surge to return to your breaker. It's meant to protect the breaker and or electrical...

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How to Maintenance your Christmas Lights Part II

  • October 16, 2010

Click here for Part I of this article Power Setup You don't need to read your electric bill to know that outdoor Christmas lights can draw a huge amount of power. 100 feet of incandescent C9 bulbs, for instance, draw 3 and half times more power than most televisons! Needless to say, if you plug too many light strings into one plug, you will quickly overload that circuit. Most homes have a 16 amp plug in the front and back yard; however, that circuit is usually shared with a room in the home, so not all 16 amps are usable. If you are planning a large Christmas light display, it is wise to calculate...

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Christmas Wreaths Dallas

  • October 15, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights.Com Deck the halls with boughs of Holly fa la la la la la la la la. OK I'll stop.... Nobody actually decks the halls with sharp-poke your eyes out China Holly leaves anymore but they do use natural and artificial greenery for stairways, entry ways, interior/ exterior doors, and windows. A wreath can be any assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs,ornaments and/or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. They are used typically as Christmas decorations but can be used as seasonal decor all year like egg wreaths at Easter and Heart...

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Musical Holiday Lighting Display

  • October 14, 2010

The ITree by Music in Motion By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights Wants something new this holiday season? Love those crazy Holiday videos where someone else's home is dancing to tunes in a spectacular Holiday Lighting display? Well people--I want to introduce you to a fantastic new product that will give you a similar display without the cost or hassle of a high tech computerized show. It's called the ITree, by Music in Motion. There's two products in this family, an indoor tree that looks like your traditional Holiday tree and an outdoor version, which is a cone shaped tree made with...

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Where to see Lights in Dallas / Texas

  • October 13, 2010

BY Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights, Dallas Christmas Light installers Looking for somewhere to go to see a lights this holiday? Try Whistlestop, in Cleburne, Texas. Their Christmas wonderland lighting display has over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas. There's live entertainment like a community choir, representing area churches, singing Christmas music, a parade and pictures with Santa.  Adding to the fun will be food and gift vendors, and kids of all ages will be able to blow the whistle on the historic 3417 Steam Engine. View historic Cleburne at the Candle...

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Christmas Around the World

  • October 12, 2010

Ever wonder what the Christmas holiday is like in other parts of the world? Below is an excerpt of an article on what Christmas, or rather the holidays are like around the world. Christmas In Argentina People go to the church with family, then come back to a family gathering. At midnight after eating they toast, then the adults' dance while younger people go out to see the fireworks. After this they go to sleep, but not before they open the presents under the Christmas tree. That day is very special for because they are Christian and celebrate Jesus' birth on the 24th of December. The dinner...

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How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree

  • October 9, 2010

When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees: Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes...

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