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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 stuart

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  • Birthday 12/02/1969

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    http://www.cascadechristmas.ca

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  • Location
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Biography
    Married with 2 small children (age, not height <grin>). Manage a group of 39 Travel agencies.
  • Interests
    Christmas, Halloween, Science Fiction, Music
  • Occupation
    Travel Industry
  • About my display
    I have a 48 Channel Lightorama Display.

    I broadcast with an FM Transmitter.

    Overall it is a pretty basic setup currently, but slowly making it look better each Christmas.

    The good news is I seem to be starting earlier each year!
  1. Yes, it sure looks like it gmac! Cheers, Stuart
  2. Hi Everyone, Since I had a little extra time, I decided to build a new element (Pic attached) of an 8 pack Dumb RGB Strip flat tree that is going on my roof. I thought there were ready made sequences available for sale that I could just add for this year (and next year I can program the tree into my current sequences. Can anyone point me in the right site direction ? Thanks, Stuart
  3. I bought one used that was made for the Hammacher Catalog. However it looks like you might be able to order one here: http://www.lightflurries.com Not much detail there though, but there is a phone number in Georgia. I have used mine a lot. It works well with my lightorama display.
  4. Your pics are great of your house! How do you get the effect of the same spots on your house in one shot as one colour and then in the next shot a different colour?

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