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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 my display
    My display is growing each year, but on a limited budget its taking awhile for it to get big! My addition this year is a lit 13 foot banner and giant home made snowflakes.
  1. Last year I found this homemade snowflakes on craigslist.. absolutely beautiful. they are made out of it seems like a white type of particle board... it might be cheaper for that then buying them from target..i bought a 42" one from target last year on clearance and it was a pain to put together and its so flimsy the clips break just as you hold it.
  2. I would be interested in red and green...15 red, 15 green... 16.5 ft wire preferably... LEDS if possible. $3-4?
  3. How would I go about making these?
  4. Hey..a tad off topic..but does anyone know anything about these? http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-180-Prelit-Multi-Color-LED-Christmas-Tree-Outdoor_W0QQitemZ120506631576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0ec14598
  5. Hi, I sent you a message but I have no idea if it sent or not. I dont know the brand of the nutcrackers I have ( I have twelve, I don't use) so if you could show me a picture I could see if it's the one you need?

  6. Hi guys, thanks for all your advice. I ended up getting motion sensored flood lights, and the qsee camera. Both seemed to work.. no vandals! First year in a long time..phew!
  7. True Value had a good deal of different things left, but no mass amounts of any kind ( I was contemplating a mega tree, finally) but they didnt have a great deal of any type of lights to buy them out.
  8. It looks like the kind I have, qsee.. and if it is, you got a good deal cause my single camera was about 130.00 on amazon. I love how mine works, and I dont have it hooked up to a dvr, just a tv..check it while in bed.. was watching it snow last night, can even see whats going on at the neighbors house.
  9. how about surrounding the deer with dog crap so they'll get a nice surprise when they come around.... or do use a trip wire to dump paint on them or something. I would do something really mean, but that's just me. If theyre doing it every night, i'd sit out and watch!
  10. These stories are crazy. My display is tiny, only about 4000 lights, but in my neighborhood, two strings is a lot. Every year something happens. Something is stolen etc. Last year they decided to pull two light bulbs out of each strand of the lights running down my driveway so none would work. So, this year, I put up a camera. The kids in my neighborhood aren't very bright, so i'm hoping it will work as a deterent... If not, It seems to get a pretty good picture (to the point where you could see some of my neighbors drunkenly walking down their driveway in the dark) that hopefully we'll be able to catch them. It's pretty easy to narrow down who in my neighborhood it could be. :121_reindeer:
  11. Hi, ive been vandalized twice now. I need some cheap system to try to catch the little rats. They do the little things--like rip out bulbs from strands of lights..or steal blow molds..i have a feeling this year is going to be bad..help?
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