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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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johnnygriswold

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Very nice set up!  Looks like it was a lot of work too!   Hard work does pay off!!!! 

thanks you...i did the harder stuff on past weekends and finished up wiring last....its worth it for my little guy this year...hes sooo excited for christmas...lol

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Wow!  I hope one day to collect many molds.  I'll have to build a storage area for them first. LOL!  Great display! :) 

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how are your flying reindeer and santa attached at the house? ground? we're taking the tree down that makes mine fly right now for next year.. so i'll need ideas on anchoring. thanks much... and how come no one fills out List Santa's list... my boys names are filled out there.. it was the first thing i thought of when i got him

excellent stuff, very neat, tidy and pleasing on the eye... i love santa on the car port/garage.

-chris

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thank you very much on the comments....

 

how are your flying reindeer and santa attached at the house? ground? we're taking the tree down that makes mine fly right now for next year.. so i'll need ideas on anchoring. thanks much... and how come no one fills out List Santa's list... my boys names are filled out there.. it was the first thing i thought of when i got him

excellent stuff, very neat, tidy and pleasing on the eye... i love santa on the car port/garage.

-chris

thank you very much on the comments....for santa and deer....i hooked my cable up to an old anchor that was used for my previous wires from the utility pole....had my power upgraded and moved last month....and i just ran the cable out to a fence post thats probably 4ft in the ground....ive had some serious wind lately and no movement....

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