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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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Hey Fellow New Yorkers!


  So where is everybody at?  Nothing has been posted in here for a long long time.  There is already a post for where you are located but now I want to know why you haven't posted in here!?


  Let's get this rockin' again!  We need to coordinate and help each other out with this weather coming in!!!!  Give us your tips and tricks!  Let us know how the decorating is coming for 2013!


  Shout out folks!  S H O U T  O U T ! ! ! ! ! ! !


  I personally haven't begun putting things out.  Been hesitant due to the weather!  And now we have more winter weather coming in starting tomorrow so I'm really not sure if I should begin or not! :(  I even have stuff to build still!!!!!  How crazy is that!?  Boy I'm behind the ball game this year.. :(



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I am in rochester and about 90 percent done, until i get home and the wind will set me back to like 50%.   I run 80 channels with video projection new for 2013

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Awesome!   Looks like I have one close to me..  I'm in Batavia danielwr31!!!


Let's see what did I accomplish today...


Mega Tree is up (not connected yet but up at least)

4 arches are in place

both mega poles / fire sticks are upright although not really set yet as they are leaning (did 'em by myself so I did what I could)


And that is it.  Oh well my deer are out of the basement and in the garage now.  I have to fix my fawn as it would appear the lights are dead so I have to figure out where that is.  The whole string too go figure.


And then I need to get moving as I'm in the 8-12" range for snow coming so if I don't get things laid out now then I won't be able to..  Gotta get all those cables run!!!! lol  Let mother nature bury 'em! :)

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