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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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  1. http://lexington.craigslist.org/for/2276076550.html I just listed these myself...I would make a good price to someone from PC who could pick them up. I just need to make some room. [email protected]
  2. Thank you BC and Ryan for the help...
  3. Ryan, what is the strand length on the curtain lights? I have read all of the threads and cannot seem to find that number. Thanks
  4. Very impressive...thank you for sharing that with us!
  5. Yea I used some coupons Saturday without any hassle at all...
  6. Very good looking display...looks like a lot of fun and I bet the kids will enjoy it
  7. I very much wish you were closer to me...lol...I would have me 28 new molds. Good luck with sale.
  8. Wouls also buy 1 or 2 CTB16-PC...thanks
  9. Would like to find 1 and maybe 2 LOR1602W controllers for my show this year. I missed the sale and would appreciate any help. Merry Christmas!!! A reply to [email protected] would be much appreciated.
  10. kyfireman

    in lex ky

    Wish I would have seen this thread earlier...was by Park Hills tonight on my way home...would have liked to have seen the display
  11. If you cook it until 165 degrees you have probably overcooked a good piece of meat. 125-130 is all you need and then let the roast rest. It will continue to cook even after you take it from the oven. Try cranking that oven up to 500 degrees for 25-30 minutes and then cut the temp back to 225 and cook it the rest of the way. This high heat seals in the outside of the roast and wil make for a juicy piece of meat.
  12. a sequence for Music Box Dancer-16 channel? I would appreciate the help. Thanks and Merry Christmas [email protected]
  13. I just want the nerve to buy my first blowmold. I am afraid I might start something and won't be able to stop...lol
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