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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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    That was just awesome!!!! Would you be willing to share how you made the snowman. I finished building 4 coro singing Christmas trees for 2016. Will be adding 4 coro singing bells for 2017 and I would like to add the snowman next year. I like the more mellow music. I use Frank, Harry Jr, Dean Martin, well you get the idea and some Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I've been wanting to do a singing snowman but you nailed it on the head. So did you build it or what? Mike's Creations.
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    We did a pretty good one a few years back...My dad sent a deercam so we could find out whose cat was crapping in our yard every night. After the great phantom Fox Crapper was solved, the boy got a great idea to set up the deercam in the house to catch Santa on Christmas Eve. We had the deer cam snap a photo of the fireplace (make sure you set the clock appropriately on the cam and on the wall ) Kids are more perceptive than you think. Luckily I caught that mistake during production. Download the photo off the SD card, then go online, I think they have apps now too, and put Santa into your photo. Of course I had to mess with it to change it all to black and white and a little fuzzy to match the deer cam quality, then copy the photo back onto the deercam SD card. We also threw a bunch of photos in there with the elf on the shelf moving around. Needless to say....the kids were ecstatic to pull the card and get a pic of Santa and the elf messing around. It took a good hour to get it all done. The next year, they wanted to do it again so we did just a pic of the elf on the shelf really up close...you could just make out half the face...and when they woke up the deercam was off. Guess that sneaky elf caught wind of their shenanigans.
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    That's an awesome display (and great video from the drone)! It took me a minute to figure out why there were farm animals on the roof! TED
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    Thanks for the information. Now to figure it out. My problem now is they can't be in bad weather or direct snow. Living in Wisconsin that is not likely. So Now I think if this is going to happen, I have to come up with come kind of enclosure for them to be in depending if it is the snowman or the elf. Thanks! Mike
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    Thank you for the compliments, while I would love to take credit for the snowman I can't do it. They are built by Mike Ziemkowski and he has a side business called Seasons Greeters where he sells these. You can purchase them here http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/catalog/index.php?id_category=22&controller=category They are a bit steep but they are all handmade and extremely well built. I would recommend these to anyone who plan or want to take their display to another level. It was probably the easiest thing in our display to program, once you get the vocals tapped out, the process takes about 1 1/2 hours to program a song. If you have any more questions let me know. SPaschall
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    Nice job. I may have to do those charts next year.
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    AWESOME! Love the light tubes on the roof.
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    Love it! I will be thinking about this video on Saturday when I'm at the game. Go Cats!
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    Nice video. I wish u were closer to me. I'm on bardstown
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    Holy Snowflakes, Santa Claus You gotta check out this light show For a first time effort it is quite spectacular We sure won't have any trouble finding this house on Christmas Eve Fantastic Job Trista and welcome to the Planet
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    Now that's an impressive display!!!
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    That vid is crystal!!! What drone/camera did you use.
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    This is so cleverly done. Excellent job!
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