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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

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About dd92607

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  • Birthday 01/18/1991

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  • Location
    south jersey
  • Biography
    firefighter
  • Interests
    christmas lights,firefighting
  • Occupation
    full time student
  • About my display
    pretty small,for now

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  1. Hi All, I know this has been covered before but I cant find the thread, Im looking for a company that makes custom sequences to my display. I know there's plenty of free sequences out there but there's particular song I want for my display and I don't have the time to make it. Thanks in advance
  2. anyone know the flash order for the outlets on the lights and sounds of Christmas?
  3. does the shielding end connect to the orange or the white?
  4. alright now i really need help.I bought the fm transmitter linked above,cut the wires to the speaker and soldered the orange to one half of a 3.5mm audio jack and a stereo speaker and the white to the other half of the audio jack and speaker. Plugged the 3.5mm audio jack into the audio outlet on the fm transmitter and now i get a terrible feedback on the speaker and the radio. What did i do wrong?
  5. would this one work? http://www.amazon.com/CZE-Stereo-Broadcast-Transmitter-Antenna/dp/B0096KYDF8/ref=sr_1_41?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381020393&sr=1-41&keywords=fm+transmitter
  6. Hello All, Im interested in hooking up a fm transmitter to my Mr Christmas this year due to the fact the guy across the street took me to court last year about the sound. Anyway I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight as to if this transmitter will work. I like it bc it has a auto off function but im not sure if that will work with my box? Thanks! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belkin-TuneCast-II-FM-Transmitter-F8V3080-for-All-iPod-iPhone-MP3-Player-/250952196155?pt=US_FM_Transmitters&hash=item3a6deaa03b
  7. if i have alot of lights to hide and dont feel like using electrical tape on them ill put them in a black heavy duty trash bag,ziptie it a couple of times so it is tight on the lights,then put another trashbag over that ,zip tie it once at the top and leave the rest baggy,then poke a hole at the bottom just in case water were to get in there.
  8. I have a mr Christmas and I was going to use it again this year but then I realized I had way more light then the mr Christmas could hold,do you guys think it'd be worthwhile to up grade to the gemmy 12?
  9. Im sorry if this has been a topic before ,i looked for it but couldnt find,how many incandesent minis can the mr.christmas hold before id really be pushing it,also if i had it to its max would powering from a outlet on a 120ft extension cord and a digital timer be a bad idea?,Thanks.:giggle:
  10. dd92607

    Where to get..

    Hi guys,where is the best place to get the gemmy 12 channel?,Thanks!
  11. dd92607

    Help please

    First let me say that i am new to this whole thing and about to overload this with questions.Last year i used the mr christmas to animate my display and this was going to get the gemmy but after hearing how "great" the mp3 capability was i started to ponder the thought of getting a LOR.my display compared to some of you guys isnt really that big but big enough to over load the mr.christmas.Understand that i am a complete beginner at this so here are my questions. 1.being the beginner i am and the size of my diplay,about 10,000 lights which LOR should i get?Im kinda on a budget:confused: 2.If i were to order it within the week do yu think ill be able to have my show ready by thanksgiving? 3.Can i just hook a speaker up to it bc i really dont want to use a fm transmitter? 4.will i need to buy any software? Thanks for any help you may offer!
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