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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 jimbucks227

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  • Birthday 03/18/1981

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The time when Ralphie wished for a Red Ryder BB Gun.
  • Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Biography
    Blow molds rule!
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    My Family
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    LOR all the way, baby!

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  1. Hey all, I'm dipping into CCRs this year and wondering what's the best way to attach them to the house? I'd like to trace my gutters with them. Thanks, Jim
  2. Watch Olaf as he sings "In Summer" along with our Christmas light show!
  3. 15,000 lights + Video Projection + Light-O-Rama (LOR) Animation = How You Do Christmas Lights in Pittsburgh!
  4. 15,000 lights + Light-O-Rama (LOR) Animation = How You Do Christmas Lights in Pittsburgh!
  5. I have 22 toy soldiers for sale. Here is the listing on Craigslist: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/clo/4219637627.html The listing says I have 24 but I've sold two of the ones with black hats. Unfortunately I will not ship. I live in the Pittsburgh area. Let me know if you're interested and I'll work out a PC deal for you if you can pick them up before Christmas. Thanks! Jim
  6. 15,000 lights + Light-O-Rama (LOR) Animation = How You Do Christmas Lights in Pittsburgh!
  7. The school has been sold. Thanks!
  8. I have one I listed for $75 on Craigslist in Pittsburgh but you'd have to pick it up because I won't ship. Thanks, Jim
  9. Did I read in one of your previous posts that you would have a projection available with pumpkins telling jokes? I think this is a fantastic idea and would be interested in the finished product. Are you still planning to release this for Halloween this year?
  10. As of Friday, everything has been sold. Thanks everyone for the interest! @Justin; I hope you guys are doing well and had a great Easter.
  11. I didn't yet because I wanted to give my PC friends a chance first. However, the response has been lukewarm so I guess I'll take to Craigslist. Thanks, Jim
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