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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.
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  • 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.
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KFC Holiday Traditions voting

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I just got a phone call, that there are letting me back in with the 1 second edited off.

they are going to extend the contest and have up the video by this afternoon. I am not sure if this is just for me or for all that were dq'ed

Bob

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Richard... why are you sick of chicken?? I thought you gave it all away to the food bank?

Larry

It was a joke.

The gave me about $1800 in gift checks. I gave about 1/3 of it to the food bank, another 1/3 I gave to my volunteers that helped with the traffic (about 10 different people) and I kept the other 1/3 and much of that I have given away as birthday presents.

-Richard

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Well just to remind everyone that headquarters for KFC is in LOUISVILLE.....hmmmm why does that ring a bell??? OH thats right that is because PLUS 2009 is in Louisville. I say you all take a trip to headquarters while you are there. I mean if PETA can do it why not PC???

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Actually i believe that since they have allowed everybody back in. it was handled well.

they were unprepared for the complaints they received, but they were very appologetic in my hours i spent on the phone with them last night and today ;)

bob

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Sorry about all the dq's but I can't join the pc boycott. I love my grilled chicken too much to risk losing it.

Mmmmm, you said "DQ". Even though it's frigid outside, now I want a blizzard!

-Tim

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Mmmmm, you said "DQ". Even though it's frigid outside, now I want a blizzard!

-Tim

My DQ is still serving the pumpkin pie blizzards. The one across town switched after Thanksgiving to the peppermint blizzard. I try to have at least 1 blizzard a week. Come to think of it, maybe that's why I weigh 235 pounds.:(

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Good luck to all the finalists.. I voted today

Tim - fantastic video. I can't believe you got everything in there...in less than 2 minutes.

Lisa

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Good luck to all the finalists.. I voted today

Tim - fantastic video. I can't believe you got everything in there...in less than 2 minutes.

Lisa

Thank you Lisa. It was definately a struggle. ;-)

Lisa, thank you, that struggle was mine, :D yea, it was one, I spent about 2 hours to cut the last 3 sec off the video, it was very hard and I had to gave up a lot of materials, but glad it worked out~ :)

Edited by Elf_Yuni
tim told me to fix my english~ :P

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