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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
    The birth of Jesus
  • Location
    Atlanta, GA.
  • Biography
    I worked in radio for a few years out of college. For the past 30+ years have worked in logistics and IT. Software development and project manager. Married with 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
  • Interests
    The Bible, Baseball, Christmas light displays, videography and editing.
  • Occupation
    Consultant
  • About my display
    This year my display will be at least 4 LOR controllers and 6 Cosmic Ribbons, 50,000+ lights.

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  1. Hi Dave, Takes be about 8 - 12 hours to program a 3 minute song depending on how many voices there are and how perfect I want it to be. It isn't really hard if you are used to the LOR sequence editor, just time consuming. I did Burl Ive's Holly Jolly Christmas and that probably took 3 hours but it is a 2 minute song with limited vocal parts. I do sell my sequences if you are interested.
  2. Light O Rama Visualizer shows what my singing snowman and light bulbs will look like this year.
  3. Oh No !! for some reason I wish you wouldn't have told me about this Expo It sounds like HolidayCoro is going to send me a diagram of the singing snowman with guitar. If they do I will be able to create the Visualizer and prop files myself.
  4. I assume you mean the LOR forums (not sure about the LORD Forums). I have posted there as well. Really looking for the Visualizer File or Prop file, I will do my own sequencing. Thanks for the help Here is the reply I got from JR on the LOR forum (this and other posts have been very helpful). I was able to get my hands on some very nice Singing Light Bulb prop and visualizer files.
  5. Thanks for the file !! Maybe someone has a good image of the singing snowman that I could use as a background to create a visualizer or prop file from? Needs to be a digitally drawn image of some kind with dimensions of no more than 1600 x 900 pixels, not a photo of the actual Coro Board as I have tried that already and it does not work well. Any help is greatly appreciated and I am willing to compensate someone for the help.
  6. Everything I've found on the forum is fairly old so hopefully this will bring some new life to this topic. I have the HolidayCoro singing light bulbs and snowman, looking for someone that has a nice visualizer prop file that will help me sequence these characters in the LOR Sequence Editor. I am more than willing to pay for a good prop file that includes all 8 channels for the snowman and another prop file with all 8 channels for the singing light bulbs. The prop file should be a complete image of each character with the proper channels assigned and lights drawn as in the HolidayCoro instructions. Even something that is close that I can modify will be good at this point. Thanks in advance for any help
  7. One of the 20 songs in our 2016 light show. 32 channels (LOR) with 4 cosmic ribbons and almost 50,000 LED lights.
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