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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.

matthew in lex ky

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About matthew in lex ky

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  • Birthday 02/04/1980

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  • Location
    Lexington Kentucky
  • Biography
    I just like to do my display to make a sad time for some more happy and especially......MAKE LIFE LONG MEMORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Interests
    rigging up lights.......Four wheeling....putting Smiles on peoples faces.
  • Occupation
    home
  • About my display
    1000 lights in o8 but 30000 + in 09.....32 channels of pure Light-o-Rama.With not much power!!!!!

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  1. My deepest regards to your brother , you and your family Lyman my God bless you all in this time of need .
  2. I am looking for some one named RadFord they have posted some sequences on LOR sequences . com and I would like to ask them some questions any help guys would be highly appreciated ..
  3. Go to the library ...Just don't forget to take the discs back...
  4. I spoke with Darryl this morning and they wont be making any till after Valentines day so I will have to wait till then.....I need it setting in my living room.....
  5. Get the Demented elf do you up a skit of some sort of medical foundation like santa has it...
  6. When and where can I get one of these?
  7. Play the sequence and hit the space bar where you need it to stop .
  8. I would like to buy one like Christmaslightshows.com has with the lights ...3 channels ...I will pay there price or if you have any info as to where I can buy one from another dealer that would be great ....Thanks....
  9. YES I am poisoning people here in my town love every minute of it !!!!!!:giggle:
  10. Here is a link to Gary hoey Linus and Lucy . I dont know if you have heard of him or not but he has some great Christmas jams shoot me a pm and I will send all to you....
  11. I spoke with Darryl this morning and they are on the way... THANKS LOUIE and let me know if you need help cleaning out your grage ....I am shure there is some stuff you want to through away That I could dumpster dive for just to make you smile like you did me and my son with your display:giggle:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Here is what I made with the twenty count lights from wal mart it is a 16 channel fake Mega Tree so I can get the full effect of it being sequenced . Works real good to !!! Fake Mega Tree 001.jpg
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