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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.

Tarheel Road

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    It's A Wonderful Life
  • Location
    Greensboro, NC
  • Biography
    I grew up with my dad doing all kinds of Christmas decorations and now I pass this off with my kids.
  • Interests
    Sports, Running
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Building my collection - right now about 100,000 lights
  1. LED's that look like Incandescent

    Thx, I am a color light guy. Everything I have read, they make color that look like Incand. They just need to be between 2700 & 3000 K. I just cannot find them anywhere and that is what I am looking for.
  2. LED's that look like Incandescent

    I have used Incandescent lights for years. I need to upgrade because I am pushing my power bill, pushing my electrical system and can just plain do more with LED's. My wife doesn't like the totally different look of the LED's but everything that I am reading says that they make them that are very close to the look of Incandescents now. I know that I need to look for LED's that have a color temp of 2700 to 3000 K. But I cannot seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know a place where these can be purchased?