Two videos posted

December 24th, 2010

Two of our 2010 videos are now online! You can always find them on the Videos page but here are the two we’ve added thus far:
Wizards in Winter
Oh Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas!

Extended hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Night (11:45pm)

December 24th, 2010

As a gift to you, our display will be on from 5pm till 11:45pm Christmas Eve and Christmas Night. Merry Christmas!

Videos of 2010 display coming soon!

December 19th, 2010

I captured some video of the display this morning…we’ll see how it looks. It usually takes several attempts at getting everything balanced out right with the rapidly changing ambient light of the morning, white balance, and ISO. I hope to have everything captured, edited, and online before Christmas Eve. I know all our out-of-towners are waiting patiently! It’s really getting exciting around here in anticipation of the big day! Merry Christmas all! 🙂

You can now control the show!

December 14th, 2010

Happy to announce, that you can now control what song will play next, using your mobile device!

Just go to http://miip.mobi on your web enabled phone/device, and click on G-Town Christmas. From there, select the current show, and you will see a list of the songs. Click a song you want to play and vote it up to play next. This is a great feature, especially if you only have time for a few songs, you don’t have to sit through the entire show to see that one song you love!

Wonderful Gift as we were Caroled to tonight!

December 12th, 2010

On the coldest night of the year, as the wind chill was around 0˚, our doorbell rang. We were very surprised to see a LARGE group of kids and a few parents singing Christmas songs! Then a few of the boys ran up and hugged us,  gave us Blessings, thanked us, said Merry Christmas, and loaded back up into the vans they came in! WOW! That was the coolest thing! GO GOD! 🙂 Thank you all, and Merry Christmas! 🙂

Maps of Kansas City’s best Christmas Displays

December 9th, 2010

Here’s two tools to help you make the most of your Christmas Light tours!

Google map of our favorite Christmas Displays:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=115745397958919521187.0004610943562c5d8373f

Kansas Travel’s Map/Article for KC area, Johnson County, Lawrence & Topeka:
http://www.kansastravel.org/kansascitychristmasdisplays.htm

Wizards in Winter wasn’t working for anyone who came by tonight before 7:15

December 5th, 2010

My apologies if you stopped by tonight (Sunday) before 7:15, Wizards in Winter was pretty boring w/o the spiral tree! It’s working now after updating the configuration files…sorry!

Trans Siberian’s Wizards in Winter will be added to the show starting tonight

December 4th, 2010

This is the song that myself and other light enthusiasts were first inspired by, when Carson Williams programmed his house to it in 2005 (here’s a link to his original video). And finally it is coming to G-Town Christmas!

I should finish up the programming today in time for tonight’s show starting at 5:15. Hope you enjoy!

Christmas Vacation and Jingle Bells added to the show

November 28th, 2010

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Jingle Bells” are both programmed, and added to the show! Our son, Kevin (now in 8th grade), did the programming for Jingle Bells.

Now, only one song remains to be programmed…TSO’s Wizards in Winter!

We hope you are enjoying this years display.

Lights on tonight, showing a preview.

November 26th, 2010

Think of it as a movie trailer, you’ll see some of the highlights but not the complete show. 🙂