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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 Wezal5

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  • Birthday 03/10/1977

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    Baton Rouge, LA
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    Static for now. Working on becoming animated!
  1. Talk to the neighbors and try to convince them to let you use their power.... ?
  2. Hey Darlene,

    Looks like ya'll made it home ok. :)

  3. Seeing how we're leaving out Tues. night around 8pm and connonballing the 12 hrs to get there for Wed. morning, we'll probably check out the back of our eyelids till Thurs morning.
  4. We'll be staying at the Hampton as well...
  5. We'll see ya'll in TN!!! Hopefully might be able to cross the border to come to the mini. I think I'm going to have to take the bull by the horns and organize our own mini over here in LA. Might be try to get with you, Mike, and get some tips on planning at Plus. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Mikah and Laura Crochet
  6. Hi guys, Just wondering how everybodies season turned out. It was our first year animated and we had a ball. For being in a relatively secluded neighborhood, we actually had a few cars stop to watch. Even had a couple stop more than once . Would love to be able to get together with a couple of the other displays in the area during the off season. Hope ya'll have a safe and profitable new year. The Crochets Baton Rouge, LA
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