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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Rudolph
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    Port St Lucie/FL
  • Biography
    Holiday Enthusiast, especially when it comes to Halloween and Christmas
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    Christmas Lights, Halloween, Lighting, Special FX, gaming
  • Occupation
    IT
  • About my display
    Started in 2012 with a Mr. Christmas Lights and Sounds of Christmas and a few decorations. Have expanded quite a bit since then, and now for 2016, will be upgrading to Light O Rama.

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  1. Does anyone have an LOR sequence for Stranger Things theme, or the c418 mix ("Stranger Think"), that they would be willing to share? Sorry to ask. I have only seen one for sale, but I don't even have any more budget left, since I had to pay over $700 to fix my AC last week. And because of my FT job, I will not have the time to try build one myself this year. If you do, I would be so immensely grateful and I would give you give you full thanks and a shoutout when I record the video of it. Any channel count would be ok.
  2. I have two computers I use for my shows. One is a nice alienware desktop, 10gb of ram, 3ghz dual core. I use it for programming my shows. But its also the same computer I use for my video editing and photoshop as well. The other computer i use is just a cheap HP laptop. It only has 4gb of RAM and a 2.7ghz cpu. It still does the job just fine for tweaking a show on the road, and running the shows no problem.
  3. Hey guys. I am trying to put together a last minute show for my Halloween Display. Alot of my display got damaged in the hurricane, and I have been spending much of my time and budget on repairs. :-( I was really hoping to do a Beetlejuice show, but have had a real hard time finding the time to do more than just a short 30 second test. Does anyone have an existing sequence that they would be willing to share to help me pull this off? It can be either the original theme, or the Dubstep remix by Figure. I will be using a 16channel controller along with a CCB dual string, but any channel configuration you have is fine. Please let me know if you think you can help. I would be so VERY grateful. Thanks!
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