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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. looking to get a few . what venders should i check out .
    2. any of you guys happen to have something you would share.
    3. oh yeah i have 32 set up with a few open to work with thinking useing the floods or dmx floods.
    4. any of you have one you willing to send me ? looking to add a bit more intermitions between songs.
    5. good story and got me choked up a bit myself reading. i am glad there may be a lil kid made happy by what we all do .. just goes to show ya the lil things do count ....
    6. feal free to see all my vids guys tell me what ya think or give ideas ect . enjoy
    7. i wona see how it is said supperstar does sequences for you that you can use on regular mini lights. verry currious of it .
    8. has anyone done arches to i am santa clause by bob rivers its on twisted christmas need a sequence for 8 chan arch also looking for christmas eve (sarajevo) by tso trying to get shows done and no time doing work 7 day. so any arch sequences would be helpfull wona do my play list with arches being i have them to use. also have rgb floods and no time to get in order . trying to get the news this year twice if lucky made it in halloween so its a good start i guess. being thats my first time threw my show years.
    9. was there one that did a arch sequence automatticly . seen or heard of something not long ago before i decided to try arch.
    10. doing 2 8 chan arches at this point to give it a shot .programing is my biggest issue i need short cuts ect that could help .or a way that can lay it out for me and i make changes if i wonted to do so.
    11. thanks for the 8 chan wizzards of winter i got it going . what else do ya have? looked threw vids and mabey i missed the arches .will take what ever i can get 8 chan wise to work with .. love the wizzards just what i was looking to do...
    12. got one for tso wizzards of winter thank you for that... wont list for arches is 1 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 2 I am santa clause 3 Peanuts Lucy and linus - Chris Williams 4. Xmas in brooklyn 5.SantaCominBoogieChooChoo about all i got in last few years slow building up here. also would like to do a arch sequence that would just be like a intermission between songs that i could use as a filler . please feel free to throw out ideas ect going from 16 to 32 this year .. thanks guys looking forword to see what can be done.
    13. if you guys are willing to send out sequences for arches id love to get a look as i wont to do a build . of 8 to 16 chans most likely 2 small arches on each side of yard. [email protected] thanks
    14. would like to have this for my holliday coro pumkin for sure if you up to it [email protected] and thanks if you have time to send.
    15. looking for good priced units and good fast flash . what would you guys get? and where would you buy them ?
    16. for x mas and halloween needs so let me know if ya have any of them for sale cheap or know of a good spot to get them,
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