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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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About santabob

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  • Birthday 08/03/1980

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  • Location
    Forney Texas
  • Biography
    Santabob loves the Holidays
  • Interests
    Cars,Lights,Computer Security
  • Occupation
    Network Engineer
  • About my display
    16 CH LOR

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  1. Awesome display Bill, I think you were featured on Invasion of the Christmas Light on year as well?
  2. What part of NJ are you in Diamondkilo? I recently visited MT Laurel for work and your house reminds me of this area.
  3. Build the biggest cross you can and load it with lights and a sign at the bottom that says simply "Thank You"
  4. Hotrod I want to make sure the led retrofit bulbs are nice quality and are bright. with 5 leds. Can you post up a quick picture or a video of what red and green led c9 retro fit bulbs look like on a strand. it is a big decision and want to make the correct one and not feel like I wasted a lot of money.
  5. Picked this up at Garden Ridge here in Texas .
  6. John or Kate can you give me some pointers on how you create. I have a 8 Yo who loves Minecraft and I would love to build a creeper wearing a Santa hat for him. Do you use a projector and a sharpie or paint pen. Also what kind of wood and paint would you recommend ?
  7. Started on my mini trees and I have a few tips to pass along from my tree build. I use a chair to spin the tree on. I use an old office chair but a bar stool could work as well. I also use a belt to hold the tree from falling over. I can quickly put the lights on like this.
  8. making mini trees and north pole lights.
  9. Cowboys fan says it looks awesome only when you are not playing the boys
  10. I really hope the producer can see this and get back to covering some of the wonderful displays in the USA. I liked the show last year but I did not love it like previous years. If anyone can find out if the show will go on that would be awesome. I am really sad to see Bill V & Steel City Christmas will not have a show this year. I really wish they would feature Richard Holdman again as well. They can do a recap of where the displays are now from previous shows and I would love it. I really loved the show about the tacky light tour and all of the people from the Virginia area. Im excited. Santa Bob
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