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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.

mrlights2000

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  1. hi, i know everyone is heavy into the holiday season.. but i was wondering if anyone had 2 extra girl choir people and 2 extra boy choir people that i could buy off of them please pm me with offers thanks alot, danny
  2. i said in the original post that i was looking for reasonable post. i have seen choir people like these on ebay for $250 each.
  3. i have two of these the one on the left colors arent as faded as the one on the right. both plastics are in really good condition. make me a reasonable offer. buyer also pays shipping. will seprate. thanks, danny
  4. its says poloron right on the bottom heres a pic (sry for the poor quality pic)
  5. pm me a resonable offer buyer pays shipping thanks, danny
  6. i have two of these the one on the left colors arent as faded as the one on the right. both plastics are in really good condition. make me a reasonable offer. buyer also pays shipping. will seprate. thanks, danny
  7. $15 or best offer for snowman (must pay shipping also)
  8. strobes are spoken for thanks, danny
  9. hi i have 15 strobes i dont need anymore they are christmas light show c-9 socket $5.50 each (plus shipping) $80 for all (plus shipping) pm if interested thanks, danny
  10. thats not a bad idea i may have to think about for a little i do love my 16ft tree still looking for more!!!! danny
  11. good idea about the mega tree but i already have the 16 foot mega tree on the other side of my yard and the idea of the blow molds was good but im trying not to use them this year any thing else??? danny
  12. hi everyone, i need help of what to put in this part of my yard this year i will have 10 mini trees in a triangle from the crub about 12 feet back. the tree on the right will have white and multi LEDS and the bushes in the back will have white and multi net lights. i need something to go in the front of the bushes that can be computer animated thanks, danny
  13. how would you be able to control the mr-16's not using lor i would like to have each mr-16 on one channel and i have 30 thanks, danny
  14. i would be interested in: 10 red 10 blue 10 green thanks danny
  15. as far as i know they make all there own light controllers i dont think its lor controllers even thou that would be crazy if it was http://lindsaylights.com/Technical/Channel_Boxes/channel_boxes_1624.html http://lindsaylights.com/Technical/buffer_boards.html http://lindsaylights.com/Technical/computer_control.html danny
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    looking to buy one of those rope light trains not a big on just one of those small ones anyone have one they dont want or kno where i can get one thanks danny
  17. lighted window doll from the 60's will take best offer
  18. i have a commerical light tester from christmas done bright i bought it at the plus 2007 and used it twice dont need it anymore goijng with leds if anyone wants it will sell for $90. bought it for $112 thanks, danny
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    im looking for a computer in pretty good working condition with 2usb ports anyone have one there not using and looking to get rid ofor kno of someplaces to get one from for under $300 thanks danny
  20. i was wondering if anyone knos where i can get red and green 100 strands lights(2.00 or cheaper)
  21. they are like tubes that have leds or something in them that make them change colors the colors i saw was red blue and green those storbes are kind of like the ones i saw at the show but the ones i saw it was only one light and more in a square shape danny
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