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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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  • 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 soks

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    A normal person that wants to find out some things about christmas displays
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  1. Where did you get it? Who's bob?
  2. Actually I wouldnt mind getting a carp inflatable lol Im being sarcastic
  3. I didn't mean to download and steal it. What I meant was go to bestbuy and buy the actual vista os. It costs between 200 - 600 dollars. I've seen it go for different prices at different stores. And yes I like vista better than windows 7. Still there's nothing better than apple.
  4. I don't get it though. It kind of looks like a scarecrow is trying to climb to the roof. Wouldn't it have made for sense to do that for halloween. So people think it's real? Dang. It's so blatantly obvious that it's fake
  5. I mean yeh it sucks to must have been there seeing this horrific crash. So in a way, I get where you're coming from. Over the summer two young guys died in car crashes in my community. I mean I didn't know them as friends but I knew them from seeing them around. So yeh. And as you said yourself, any loss of life is tragic. But what's important to remember is that we cannot dwell on what happened, life moves on and so we also need to. But look just living life itself is basically one huge risk, made up of many tiny ones. I mean people die in car crashes, plane crashes, in fires, are murdered, and even commit suicide. But look if we all keep thinking about taking those risks would we be able to even participate in something that happens to have those risks. Honestly we would lock ourselves in our houses and not go out, we would probably be hoarding our trash inside our homes. We definitely wouldn't ride around in cars nor fly in planes. We would be scared of even lighting a freaking candle. And over time our minds would become jail cells, not letting us live out our lives. Now you may be wondering what I'm talking about. What I'm getting at is that you can't be scared of living life. Now I understand that you must have been scared of what you saw because you wrote that it is haunting you. But as I have said everything that we do happens to pertain risks. It's risk after risk. This is life - cold, hard, plain and simple (I am talking about the statement, not life as and of itself). It sucks, we all know that's life. So, in the end, it is better to move on than to dwell.
  6. I'd honestly be all over that if it was a lot closer, and cheaper
  7. Alright, so the title sums it up. Basically I'm wondering which vendor still has 25 C7 green led light sets, and 50 C3 multi led light sets. I pretty much ran out and I need to do some extensive looking at the stores, so I'm wondering who I can order them from just in case
  8. This is pretty easy actually when you're in firefox. When you're on a page and want to look for certain words, then click on the forward slash button, and a little box will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. After that, type in the word that you are looking for into the box, and thats it. Either way good to hear that it all worked out fine. Sorry about your kidney.
  9. The way I see it - it's an awesome idea. But, to err on the side of caution, I would call them up and ask them. I mean, they must have told someone where they were going and how to reach them. Or maybe they took their cellphones and laptops with them. I know that if I were on vacation and someone did my light display I'd be p***** off. But if that person were to call me up and ask me, well that's a different story. Also, if you are going to decorate their house without getting in touch with the, then don't do anything stupid, such as climbing up on their roof, where something may happen to your or their property.
  10. Fortunately, no not yet anyway. It's probably because I bought most of the items out though
  11. I get you about chrome But I hate everything that google is, other than the actual search engine and google maps. So I'd rather have firefox.
  12. ^^^ Read my post above Do you understand it now? This is what I'm talking about... If I were you, I would download windows vista. As vista happens to be the best os right now. However I wouldn't get rid of 7. I would keep it and run each individual system. For example, for now you would use vista basically most of the time, unless you will need to run 7 in order to use something. Once 7 will be updated, then use it as your primary os.
  13. Unfortunately, computers arent alcahol. So it doesn't relate to time. But the thing is that the major manufacturing companies, whether they build electronics or something else, such as automobiles, they happen to release their products too quickly? Why? During the stages of research, design and initial production, the companies happen to lose money. Look at it this way. Windows decides to release the windows 7 os all of a sudden, yet it's not needed right now. I mean windows vista can stick around for a few more years. Anyway, back to the point. The people who did the research and design, need to be paid. All of this distribution, as well as the manufacturing needs to be paid for as well. So as they are losing money, they need to start recovering their loss. Therefore, they need to get their product out as fast as possible. Anyway, here's the big problem - when they start selling a new operating system windows takes even a bigger hit. The product, or the actual units need to be delivered to computer manufacturers, like sony and toshiba, as well as to stores. To get all of those units out takes time, and during that month or couple of months they loose more money. Yet, nobody really wants to get this new os, as everyone is happy with vista. Mind you, due to this fact even less units are selling currently. So what is windows going to do in order to start the recovery? Well, in the past they have sold other operating systems, that weren't "completed". I mean, I'm not saying that the operating systems weren't ready to be used by the consumers. The os were ready for that but... I mean, you guys must have heard about the "installation" update packages that windows xp needed to be updated with, and you know how when you guys click on the shutdown button, but a screen appears saying "please don't turn off your computers, because these necessary updates need to download" or something along those lines, and it says 1 of 3(maybe more, maybe less) or 2 of 5, etc. and there is a percentage count that climbs, well I call that the update packages. Once you receive said update packages, there is a bug fixed that needed to be so, or something else is updated. And you need to receive this every once in a while. Well, this is what the first units of a new generation of an operating system are missing. As they are the first units, they are the ones that have "problems" or bugs. This is why the first 100,000,000(I'm just throwing up a number) ****. Once they are updated however, then everything that sucks about windows 7 will start getting fixed.
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