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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.
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That has to be 40W equivalent for the LED bulb.  I bought a 25W corn bulb with the idea of lighting my garage.  It got replaced pretty quickly with a couple of bar lights instead.  You couldn't  look directly at the 25W bulb for very long without it becoming really uncomfortable.

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Lots of bulbs from china available. Im curious...are there comparable bulbs manufactured in the usa?...and if so how do the prices compare?

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So just finding this thread, but is the E12 the same as a C7 bulb?  Same base?  I have the GF reindeers and they use nightlight bulbs, so I would like to have something brighter in them...

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First comment here after joining recently, so forgive mistakes or errors.  Found this post about l.e.d. bulbs and such, which piqued my interest.

We use 100% 15w incandescent bulbs in all our blow molds, and I've tried various l.e.d. stuff without satisfaction.  Just bought 20 pcs. of C-7, 15w bulbs from seller on ebay; if you're looking for this type, search as 'Scentsy replacement bulb'.   I believe they're intended for salt lamps and those tart-warmer doodads that don't use a candle.

And as an aside, I ordered some 15w l.e.d. equivalent bulbs from LOHAS, as mentioned previously on this thread.  Never received them,  'shipment' email from merchant contains a 'tracking' number that never shows tendered to a carrier.  So now attempting to get my $40.00 refund from Paypal.  So beware.

We have an Empire Santa/sleigh, married to 9 GF reindeer; all the reindeer are lit with the C-7 15w bulbs and show well.   The clear bulbs are also just slightly brighter than white-painted ones, if that makes a difference. 

Just got around to redesigning and fabricating the sleigh and reindeer hardware, after sitting idle in the attic for eight years.  Will try to take a decent photo and share.

Looking forward to poking around more on your site and thanks in advance for sharing your interest and knowledge with the rest of us!  Have collected blow molds for years, and now that production has ceased, Dear Husband has finally been bitten by the bug and is getting more involved in the fun.

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On 12/17/2019 at 10:09 AM, Franchise_24 said:

So just finding this thread, but is the E12 the same as a C7 bulb?  Same base?  I have the GF reindeers and they use nightlight bulbs, so I would like to have something brighter in them...

I think the answer you are looking for is yes but it is not necessarily the case.  "C7" refers to the glass part of the bulb.  It means  cone shaped" and 7/8ths of an inch in diameter.  The size of the base on most C7 bulbs is "candelabra".  E12 is the same as a candelabra size base.  The names of the base sizes are Mogel,, Medium, Intermediate, Candelabra, Midget, and Miniature.  (Most "standard" household bulbs have a Medium base.  Most C7 bulbs have a candelabra base.  Most C9 bulbs have an intermediate base.)

TED

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Thanks for the response Ted.  I have the Gen Foam reindeer on my roof that use the regular night light bulb and no where near bright enough so I was thinking I may try these out.

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