I just found out today that a friend of mine here at IBM <Robert Spear> has been doing Christmas Animation stuff for 10 or 12 years ! This year he is also organizing a six piece brass ensemble aptly named the "Christmas Spear't Brass Ensemble." They will perform out of his garage on Dec 19th @ 7:00 pm.

Here is his website that includes a map link to his house in Raleigh:

http://www.spear.homeip.net/spearweb...play_2010.html

I've also been trying to get Robert to sign up here on CC .. He has a TON of ideas that don't require any big investments. And for the techies, much of it looks like it would tie in with Servo-Dog and robotics stuff too ..