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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.
  • 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 cuonebay

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  • Location
    Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
  • Interests
    Raising Exotic Animals & Christmas Lights!!!
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    Business Owner
  • About my display
    Thanks for stopping by. If you would like to find out more information about The House Of Lights, you can check out our website at www.HallumsHouseOfLights.com. In 2008 we are going to have 224 channels controlled with LOR. The installation of the lights began the end of September. In 2008, we are going to have a little over 155,000 lights in clear, red, and green. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to visiting with you.
  1. Just wanted to let you know that youtube killed some of your videos :( I'm just waiting for them to kill mine one of these days. sigh Love your videos though, very cool, and I love the christian theme.

  2. Easy Mega Tree HOW TO

    Well, using the directions posted here I made my first mega tree this weekend. I got all the lights up last night and it looks awesome. I pretty much used the plans described here, just a few modifications, mainly because I know how to weld. My center post is 21' tall and made from 1.5" steel pipe. That way I don't have to worry about the pipe bending etc.... I also welded the floor flange on the top of the pole. I still have a few items to get install. I need to weld the star on top (which won't get done until I take the tree completely down). I am also going to weld a boat wench to the outside of the tree right above the ground so I will be able to raise and lower the tree really easy from the outside of the tree. When you get 85, 100ct. minis on this thing it can be pretty heavy to lift. I also had my base already built, I was just trying to figure out how I wanted to build the rest of the tree. That was until I found this thread a week ago. I will try and get some pics some time in the next week once I get finished up. Thanks for the great advice and instructions....
  3. Easy Mega Tree HOW TO

    In regards to the guy wires. I have read before on PC that you only need 3 guy wires placed on a triangular pattern, and that was plenty. Have you used three in the past and it did work very well? Is that why you are going to use 4 this year? I just want to make sure and do the best thing. Thanks.....