Christmas on the Bayou

Christmas on the Bayou Christmas in Patterson, LA

Merry Christmas 2008!

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display, Videos Friday Dec 26,2008

I hope that everyone has had an absolutely fantastic Christmas 2008.

With that…

A Mad Russians Christmas on the Bayou….

Nutcracker from Dino242 on Vimeo.

The Nutcracker

Sorry about the cars that pass by. Seems like any time of the day is not a good time of the day.


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3 Days Left Until Christmas!

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Monday Dec 22,2008

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This Christmas Season has flew past us. And this is a somewhat shortened season (4 weeks exactly from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day). I plan on having the lights run until Friday, Jan. 2nd at 11PM.
I have actually added a song recently, and will plan on putting up a couple more videos within the next day or two.

Until then..

Merry Christmas.


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A note from Santa!

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Monday Dec 15,2008

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Santa and Mrs. Claus want us to again thank everyone for such a wonderful visit this past Saturday. They appreciated all of the warm wishes. They are not sure if they will be able to return this year, but will let us know soon.


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Santa and Mrs. Claus coming SATURDAY!!!

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Wednesday Dec 10,2008

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Santa and Mrs. Claus had such a wonderful time, they will be coming back Saturday, December 13th from 6 – 8 PM! They, again, will be giving out hot cocoa!

In other news:

Our house was featured in our local newspaper The Daily Review for the weekend edition last weekend. That, and Santa’s visit, kept us very busy.
On Monday, we did an interview with KWBJ TV-39 in Morgan City. This segment appeared yesterday (the 9th) on the 6:30 and 9:00 pm broadcast. We will attempt to get the interview up this weekend.

Thank you to everyone who has come out to celebrate Christmas with us.


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Thank You – From Santa

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Tuesday Dec 9,2008

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Santa and Mrs. Claus want us to thank all of you for such a wonderful visit this past Saturday. They appreciated all of the warm wishes and will be returning for another visit very soon.


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Santa and Mrs. Claus – Hot Cocoa – 12/6 6-8pm

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Friday Dec 5,2008

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Santa Claus and Mrs. Clause will be on hand Saturday 12/6 from 6 until 8 pm, giving out Hot Cocoa to anyone coming by. Come share in the Christmas time celebration with us!


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Elvis on the Bayou

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display, Videos Tuesday Dec 2,2008


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Almost Done….

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Monday Dec 1,2008

I will be as finished as I am going to get after tonight. The show is currently running, but I will be doing a few little ‘fixes’ this evening. Able to get the Manger Scene staged and going. Melissa repainted all of the Manger blowmolds (they are not backlit).

This weekend we were able to get the Tune In sign completed and lit. Finished running all electrical and control cabling to trees and manger. Repair a flooded control unit from the rain we had on Saturday.

We have decided to do “Free Cocoa” days – which we will hand out free cocoa to visitors. We will announce the days here.

We will have to projector out playing Frosty the Snowman again this year (without sound, though). We will see how it looks in comparison to the sequences running. If it is too distracting, we will go with our first idea of a slide show.

Promise – I will have videos up by tonight and pictures tomorrow.


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Voiceovers!

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Friday Nov 28,2008

My voice overs were delivered yesterday, and put into rotation on Christmas Radio! I must give a mention to Kevin “The Demented Elf” Dunn. They sound great.

I have most of the lighting display up. I worked on the Crape Myrtle trees today. Should have them powered up tomorrow morning.

I have my tune-to vinyl cut and ready, but I picked up the wrong size plexi. So I will be getting a new piece for tomorrow.

Will work on the ‘stage’ tomorrow and get the manger scene ready. Pretty ambitious, I would say. :)


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Tune-In to 106.9 – Christmas 24/7

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Tuesday Nov 25,2008

We joking call it KDUD – But it is our 24/7 Christmas Music Station. It will also be used for the show sequences. In the neighborhood, tune in!


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Beta Display #1

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display, Videos Monday Nov 24,2008

Warning:

No audio…. except for some ‘frisky‘ cats behind me.

If you wish to follow along, search for “Carol of the Bells” by Mannheim Steamroller
The video is about one minute long.

I would estimate that status is about 75% complete. A few more channels that I will be working on Thursday and Black Friday. I am hoping to premier on the night of the 28th.


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Getting closer to show time…

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Tuesday Nov 18,2008

I have all of the lights up on the roof (about 6000 – not including Icycle lights (another 1200)).

I have them arranged – bordered in blue and 9 sets of 3 – 2 rows white, 2 red, 2 green – repeat 9 x.

Each (2) rows are controlled via 1 SSR channel.

Spent this past weekend running power and SSR’s on the roof. Looks good in sequences. All on, look like an Italian Flag. Doh!.

Will – hopefully – finish all lighting and wiring this weekend, with any finishing touches done on – gulp – Thanksgiving day.


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Last years display.

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display, Videos Tuesday Nov 11,2008

My mostly static display from last year:


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Welcome to Christmas on the Bayou.

Author: Dino | Filed under: Christmas Display Tuesday Nov 11,2008

My space on the web to show off my transformation from a static Christmas display in 2007, to an animated display in 2008.

I welcome all submissions of displays throughout southern Louisiana, aka, Bayou Country.

Merry Christmas!


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