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  • 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.
  • 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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About BSebo

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    New Member
  • Birthday 01/21/1987

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  • Location
    Fort Smith, AR
  • Biography
    I love Christmas. How is that for a few!
  • Interests
    Miami Dolphins, cold weather, Christmas, etc . . .
  • Occupation
    TV Producer
  • About my display
    After years of doing a nice all red, green, and clear motif at my own house, last year I moved in to help take care of my elderly grandmother after the death of my grandfather. She has always done multi, so I revamed her outdoor display. Six lighted garlands on poles, lots of battery operated, and some LED's. Basically making the best of what I can do with an outdated wiring system in an old house.
  1. Opticore?

    Hey all, I've been trying to make a decision on new LED retrofits and I've noticed something new called Opticore that has 7 LEDs and a new design for the bulb. Has anyone used any of these bulbs and/or have any comparison to the more standard 5 diode, non opticore build? I just don't want to pay a premium for a lateral product. Thanks, sorry for the question. I've searched all across the web and this site for an answer.
  2. First of all, WELCOME!!! It is great to finally have someone local on here. I have been on here for over 3 years. I have learned SOOOO MUCH from here and I know you will to. I too have an older home with "old" wiring. That is why I built my own 120amp service panel and had an electrician wire it into our existing panel. If you have any questions feel free to ask I will be more than glad to help out if I can. If I cannot help, I have met several people on here to ask.