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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 mandarinlights.com

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  • Birthday 01/19/1974

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  • Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Biography
    We got the fever last year with animated christmas lights starting with 32 channels and this year 96 channels
  • Interests
    Christmas lights, remote control cars and trucks
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  • About my display
    Well this year we will have 10 arches, 48 mini trees, 9 trees wrapped throughout yard, and the house totaling over 27000 LED's
  1. Awesome we also put ours on these sites as well http://christmas.bronners.com/ http://www.tackylighttour.com/ Just thought id let ya know. thanks
  2. Actually the demo will let you do pretty anything but control lights. Thats a pretty cool idea.
  3. Hey guys figured out my problem, someone tripped over the cat5 cable and pulled the connector away from the circuit board therefore causing a bad connection, the box quit communicating to the two controllers that I was having issues with. Replaced it with a spare and all is good. Thanks for everyones help. :121_reindeer:
  4. We had all LED's and they have there good and bad. Some dont dim and fade as good as others. The good side is we have roughly 30K lights and all on draws about 4.50 amps. This is our second year.
  5. I have a silly question, I see alot of members with the banner it says "LOR user with XXX Channels and XXX Lights" Where can you go to do this? Thanks
  6. No I dont believe they had colors but heres a pretty cheap place for colored floods http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fedison_spot.html#Table4
  7. Post your displays if your in the North Florida Area 5463 Tierra Verde Lane Jacksonville, FL 32258 More info visit www.mandarinlights.com :121_reindeer:
  8. I live in Jacksonville, FL and Lowes sells LED floods, there pricey.:santasmileyitty:
  9. Hmmmm I am gonna check the firmware just incase. Maybe ill call LOR
  10. Already tried that. Hooked 16 sets of incadesent and it still does it when it wants to. Its the first channel on two different controllers.
  11. Yes and when they were tested they worked perfect! They are brand new from Light O Rama but I am going to check the firmware tonight. I do run all LED's if that might have something to do with it.
  12. I have 96 channels and 2 of my LOR boxes are having issues. Channel one on two different boxes light up when they feel like it when the show is running. Doesn't do it all the time. Any suggestions?
  13. Second year doing a christmas light display. All LED's and 96 channels. Visit www.mandarinlights.com for address and hours!
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