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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 Earlk

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  • Birthday 12/13/1959

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    McMurray PA
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    Investment Management
  • About my display
    Mega tree and arches with other lights

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  1. I just purchased 5 strobe lights that fit in a C9 string. Looking for tips on how to put them into a sequence. Thank you
  2. Is there another place besides LOR to buy a compatible USB-RS485 Adapter that. Is cheaper
  3. Is anyone willing to share a sequence for a CCR mega tree. I bought 6 of the color bulb CCRs. I am new to Superstar and I was hoping some one would share a sequence to get me started
  4. does anyone have a good thunder and lighting sequence they are willing to share
  5. Its a new service with a new 200 amp box. The entrance cable was redone at the same time. The lights aren't always flickering only on certain songs and it is barely noticeable
  6. I have two controllers hooked to a 20 amp dedicated breaker. The first controller is running a Mega Tree with 3,200 lights and the second controller is running two arches with a total of 3,200 lights. On several songs when almost all lights are on and changing rapidly the lights inside the house are blinking. Could this be caused by the gauge of the extension cords? Or should I be looking at something else?
  7. I changed to a old laptop that would let me use a flash drive and it worked fine. Thanks
  8. I switched to a different computer that would let me use a flash drive and transferring the files worked just fine. Thanks
  9. I programmed all my sequences on one computer and I am trying to move them to an older computer to run the show. I have to move them via a CD and then copy the files to the desktop. When I try to save the files into the sequence folder it gives me an ACtive X error that it can not create the object. I also can not seem to save the mp3 file as it says it is read only. Please help
  10. I created my sequences on one computer and I am moving them to an older computer to run the show. I have to transfer my files to a CD and then onto the computer running the show. I can get the sequence files and the mp3s on my desktop but when I try to save the sequences it keeps giving me an error message that Active X cannot create the object. I also can't seem to add the mp3s back into the sequences. ANy suggestions
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