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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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  1. 2 points
    They are very cool and bigger than I thought. You may also try Amazon. They have them listed on there and are cheaper. Either way I’m happy with mine.
  2. 2 points
    I been using vampire plugs and SPT-1W wire for many years I had good luck with them. The wire is good up to 7amps I try to keep any one cord less than 5 amps = 600W. Below pictures are some of the cords I have made up and the parts needed to make more cords up. I would recommend trying it out. I use Action lighting for my plugs and holiday lights express for SPT-1W wire. If you want to try it out on small scale/cost go to action lighting order 100ft of wire and some in-line plugs. And see if you like the results. The choir stand uses one wire 40’ long with 24 in-line plugs.
  3. 2 points
    Was browsing the local craigslist, seen these ..had to work and they where still there at 4 pm
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    While I haven't used it for a show I did test this idea and it works fine. Al long as the window is clean. And most projectors have a setting specifically for rear projection to mirror the image for you. I used a cheap frosted shower curtain from Walmart and it worked great.
  5. 1 point
    The best price I found is at holiday lights express.com The other vendor Christmas lights etc.com they are a little more unless there having a sale.
  6. 1 point
    Saw there are a few heads only for sale on ebay. Here is the one I'd be most interested in!
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    I was told by someone that they had seen a Mary in a dumpster about ten minutes from me so I decided to go and pick her up and I got there and decided to do a little digging to find all these in a dumpster. They were pretty dirty but I cleaned them off and are ready to be displayed!
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    Also I switched most all of my blow molds to LED. These are the ones I use they fit in the old general foam lamp holders. These “40W” ( 300 lumens ) compared to old incandescent 25W bulb (250 lumens). After switching to all LED I was able to cut power from 25-30amps to 6-9 amps. Also I keep a lookout on clearance section at Home Depot for LED bulb.
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    Thanks the choir is one of my favorites too. I use the same SPT cords for Halloween and Christmas. That why some cord have extra plugs in-line so that I can use same cord for both. And every year I change it up somewhat. On some cords I may use half of the plugs and on others all the plugs. I do add labels to most of the cords so I know where they go.
  11. 1 point
    Good save and cant beat the price.
  12. 1 point
    Outstanding! Concrats!
  13. 1 point
    WOW!!!!! That is amazing
  14. 1 point
    great job Big J, When you texted me my jaw hit the floor!!lol, Just a heads up to everybody in PC world, Daytona is a blowmold desert lol
  15. 1 point
    Nice job. Cant beat that price.
  16. 1 point
    Hey J, What a great find. Those have got “fly high” on those cold winter nights from Thanksgiving and New Years.
  17. 1 point
    Darn! I’m never that lucky. Great pick-up Big J.
  18. 1 point
    This is most of my cutouts, pics are from 2018 display. Not the best quality pictures because they are from my cellphone but here that are.
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