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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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when you go to meighan.net/nutcracker you will now be redirected to nutcracker123.com/nutcracker
 
Without this change, we would run out of disk space later this week.
 
There is nothing you need to do, hjust log in.
I exported meighan.net at 12am MST on Dec 18th.,
thanks

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If anyone has an issue, here is how you get back to meighan.net
 
meighan.net/nutcracker/index_old.html
 
 
i will not be porting data from meighan.net again. If you edit anything there you will need to also enter it into nutcracker123

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Is there anything we need to do if we have made and use effects from the old site?

Nope, everything from the old site was copied over to nutcracker123.com.

 

Your login is the same, your targets and effects are there.

 

 

Just the new site has 200gb of storage for $6/month, the old site was 50gb for $50/month.

 

I am doing some re-architecture in nutcracker this quarter, watch for an announcement in the next month or so. It will be better. ...

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Great, have you thought about maybe sending out an informational e-mail on big announcements if you have an easy way of doing this?

 

I do not have anyone's emails. When you register on the nutcracker website i just ask for your first,last name and a password.

 

When i make releases i post them on the forums that support Vixen, LOR, LSP, HLS, xLights.

 

 

Nutcracker is posted on these forums
 

DLA: http://diylightanimation.com/index.php?board=48.0

 

 
 

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