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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.



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About jarnaez

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  • Location
    Miami FL.
  • Biography
    I am a chistmas lighting fiend
  • Interests
    decoratinag and restoring christmas decorations that have ben handed down to me, or I have purchased.
  • Occupation
    IT Professional
  • About my display
    See my facebook profile for my christmas lighting

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  1. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    I could try to see if I can stack them. ans let you know
  2. jarnaez

    Wrapping trees

    I use to use net lights but now I am useing regular led lights in sequence red and white and I wrap them and they stay put, even here in south florida
  3. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    Hello Fellow people Any takers on this post?
  4. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    yeah I have 8 at 5 dollars its 40 bucks
  5. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    any takers?
  6. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    no its 40 plus shipping
  7. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    miami a little further south
  8. jarnaez

    Selling candle tops

    Hello fellow pcers. I am selling 8 candle tops. they are used. I had them on my display till this year, the bases were destroid because of the heat and sun here in south florida. but the candle tops are perfect. I have 8 of them and I am selling them at all 8 for 40 buck or better offer. Please PM me if you are interested. this is how they look.
  9. jarnaez

    2016 Display - 30k lights

    well done !!! very well done
  10. As I do every year I do a little representation of the little town of Bethlehem most of these figures at least the houses are home made. But I have a few FOntanini pieces. Its my humble representation of what Christmas is all about. The town is on an 8 ft x 3 ft platform in the middle of my living room. What do you think?
  11. jarnaez

    My tree

    I have added my christmas tree with the lights on and with the lights off. I have family heirlooms that I put up every year and lots of sentimental value pieces. please comment and let me know what you think.
  12. jarnaez

    When is your OPENING NIGHT 2016?

    It all goes as planned by thanks giving weekend everything should be done
  13. jarnaez

    New custom inflatable.

    can you show the process? what stitching did you use?
  14. jarnaez

    How To Build A 20' Mega Tree

    Great Video How did you do the bases? and how many lights did you sting up?
  15. jarnaez

    1St Score Of 2014!

    love the skelly