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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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Kind of late but here it is, it's my second year at this ha

 

 

 

 

Great job there, man!  Love those big stars! B)

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I made those stars in August they where the first things I welded, I made them out of round steel 

 

They are about 6 foot they don't look it though, I also made one that was 12 foot, but it was way to expensive to want to make again, the 6 foot ones are 15 dollars to make with the lights, so I might just make those and I'm going to try and and make Angels . Here is a closer view 

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Kind of late but here it is, it's my second year at this ha

 

 

 

 

Great job there, man!  Love those big stars! B)

bad news is my neighbors cut my singing lights, but they waited till the ground froze so I cant actually prove it I'm so angry. They are 20 year olds that act like children I'm contemplating getting a camera

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I made those stars in August they where the first things I welded, I made them out of round steel 

 

They are about 6 foot they don't look it though, I also made one that was 12 foot, but it was way to expensive to want to make again, the 6 foot ones are 15 dollars to make with the lights, so I might just make those and I'm going to try and and make Angels . Here is a closer view 

 

Kind of late but here it is, it's my second year at this ha

 

 

 

 

Great job there, man!  Love those big stars! B)

bad news is my neighbors cut my singing lights, but they waited till the ground froze so I cant actually prove it I'm so angry. They are 20 year olds that act like children I'm contemplating getting a camera

I know how you feel.  Many years ago, I had some neighbors who had two 17 year olds that did crap like that too.  They would take tomatoes or eggs and throw them at  all the mailboxes in the neighborhood.  They would also steal Christmas light bulbs out of the sockets, so they would not work.  One elderly couple, that lived across the street, had a swimming pool that they dumped a box of washing powders in.  When they sold their house, everybody was glad to see them leave.  By the way, the parents were just as rotten and mean as their two brats were.  If you ever watch "Little House on the Prairie", Harriet and Nellie Oleson sum up how the parents and their kids acted. 

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