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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.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • 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.

Crazy about Christmas

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About Crazy about Christmas

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  • Birthday 11/14/1965

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Christmas Story
  • Location
    Fayetteville
  • Biography
    live in Georgia
  • Interests
    Decorating for Christmas and Halloween
  • Occupation
    Procurement Analyst
  • About my display
    8 LOR Controllers, 40,000 lights.

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  1. Time Left: 2 months and 4 days

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have two LOR1602W controllers. $150 each plus shipping. One of the controllers has a loose cat5 cable jack connection, but if you use this one in the last of your series, it doesnt matter about the outgoing jack. The other controller has 3 channels that stick sometimes, so that gives you 13 channels instead of 16. Price has already been reduced to account for these issues.

    $150.00

    Peachtree City, GA

  2. WHAT? ! Big Lots has lights? Did you see green ones? Need only 40, 100 ct. 2.5" spacing.
  3. Whoa!, 600? Whatchya workin on with that many lights? can't wait to see it.
  4. Our local Hobby Looby has their Christmas lights out already. Just bought 40 boxes of red minis for 3.99.
  5. looks like we're searching for the same thing. any luck on your side?
  6. Still wanted: Green minis on green wire. 2.5" spacing strings of 100. new preferred.
  7. Prefer new ones if anyone has excess that they wont be using. Looking for the 2.5" spacing on green wire. Need thirty - 100 light strings of red, green and clear. Thanks.
  8. Robert B., Dont u have anything else to do? HAHAHA! LOL! Robert D.
  9. I think I've looked everywhere for a 16 channel sequence of Music Box Dancer, and can't find one. Anyone have one? Any ideas? I'm too new at this to create my own. thanks
  10. I too am getting excited, but feeling overwhelmed and behind already. Not to mention, I've never done this before. Just ordered my LOR 16 channel controller. I'm looking for already sequenced files for a 16 channel controller. Any ideas? BTW, how do I find out about the LOR summer sale. wish I had known about it. Just paid $400 for the starter kit. Thanks
  11. Hey everyone, I'm new at this so I hope I post this correctly. I'm looking for 16 channel sequences, especially TSO's Canon Rock and Music Box Dancer by DJ Schwede. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Crazy about Christmas
  12. Hi newbie, I'm also a newbie and can't figure out how to post. I can only reply to other posts. Can you help me? Thanks.
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