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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 mutt74

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  • Birthday 08/16/1982

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  • Location
    South Dakota
  • Biography
    I'm 27 yrs old, married and have 2 kids.
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, family
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  • About my display
    Its not really anything right now but hope to learn about LOR and make a good display.
  1. I am looking at suggestions on how to build a mega tree and also how to get the lights to the top of it. I would like to do a 20 FT tree or so and was thinking of a pully system to raise the lights up. On a 20 ft tree what is the length of lights you need to reach from the pole to the outer circle and then up to the top? any suggestions would be appreciated Thanks Joey Holzer
  2. I am looking at doing my first display next year starting out with a 32 channel display. I live in South Dakota so I am wondering what effect weather has on the controllers. We already have about 1.5 feet of snow in our front yard from the last 2 days. Another question is how do you store all you lights from year to year? Do you use spools to wrap them up or what? And for the guys who do displays that get snow, when do you take yoru displays down? Thanks Again!!
  3. I dont know why but I am addicted to it. Its looks and adds up to be a very expesive hobby, but like I tell my wife, its just like hunting! How do you sequence your own displays. Like i said i am playing with the demo version and its quite difficult. Is it easier with the software you purchase?
  4. I hop so. I have read a lot of LOR website and I have been reading on here. I have been on here so much my wife has been yelling at me becouse it consumes atleast 4 hrs of my day. What kind of power do you need from your house to power these is anther question I forgot. Will they run off a 110??
  5. I am looking at buying the LOR 32 channel xmas package next year. It comes with the assembly for a 10ft mega tree as you all know. I just want to know what I am all going to need to get this going next year. I know i need A LOT of lights and some fixtures or trees, and quite a few extension cords? These packages come with the music and sequence, my first question is does it come with the sequence for the mega tree also? I have played with the demo software to make my own music, but thats pretty difficult. Do these also come with instructions on which channel should be in what order in your yard? If everyone could give me a tip or 2 to give me a better idea i would appreciate that. Thanks a lot!
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