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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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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Stuck in my memory for life is the first year I ran Virtual Santa and I keep hearing noises outside. So I finally ran out and a 4 year old boy was yelling at the Santa in the window to bring him out some candy.
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    1. Hello All, I , Christmas Done Bright and others were taken advantage of and robbed for Thousands of dollars. He did this about 4 or 5 years ago. He will call under s different name (Chris, I think) and ask for display items on credit. He will say it is for a Church. Don't do it! If anyone runs into this guy, you can say Christmaslightshow.com does credit. I would love to have him call again. I talked to the police that last time in his town and if I can get him busted, I will. The funny thing , is he probably thinks we have forgotten him. Oh no! Here is his info. His personal
    2. Hello All, We are running a Sale to May 31th 2013. Click here to go to sale.
    3. Hello All, I just got some RGB Led pixels I ordered on Aliexpress.com and have decided I don't have time this year to figure all this out. So I am selling them for what I have in them. Here is a link to what I am selling. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/RGB-full-LED-pixel-module-WS-2811IC-DC5V-input-50pcs-a-string-IP67/571647028.html (Picture of them is at this link). I have 48 sets. Each set has 50 RGB pixel modules. I want to sell the whole lot of 48 to someone or I will break them in to lots of 24. I have $21.00 in each string. PM or email at [email protected] Thanks!
    4. Auction has been moved back to Monday. She did not talk to Auctioneer when she changed plans and he said she can not move the date, because it was advertised for Monday. All Christmas Stuff will go on monday and can't be sold on Saturday. If you can make it on Monday, it will be to your advantage, most local will not bid on them and other Christmas people will not be able to get there on Monday.
    5. The Date for the auction has been moved back to Saturday the 17th of September to accommodate more people.
    6. Hello All, I had a customer pass away (Kevin Lanzerotti) last year and his wife contacted me and needs to sell all his Christmas items. Here is a list of what is for sale. She is having an auction on Sept. 19 at 10:30 at her home: 3375 Muskopf Court, Fairfield, OH 45014. If you need here phone number you can contact me via Private message. GE 100 LED crystal miniatures (used 1 season) -- 84 strands GE 100 LED micro (used 1 season) -- 112 strands GE 50 LED micro -- (used 1 season) -- 95 strands GE 200 LED C6 crystal -- (used 1 season) -- 12 spools GE 100 LED micro icicle
    7. What is the width of one side? I have had Santa setup with a 2' wide window. If you can, you want to keep it 30" to 36" wide window. This keeps Santa the size of a real person. The video I demo Santa in has two windows side by side. Ecah side was 36". I just used one side. The only time you want to make Santa bigger is if you are far away from the street were people will be viewing.
    8. Hello All, If you have been interested in Virtual Santa, we are offering a a super deal. We sent out an email to all on our list and wanted to post it here just in case you are not on our list. Here is a link to read about this deal. http://christmaslightshow.com/virtual_santa_deal.html If you are interested, sign up at this link and we will give you futher instructions. http://christmaslightshow.com/sign_up_vs.html If you want to know about anything we offer or do in the future you can sign up here. http://christmaslightshow.com/pages.php?pageid=8
    9. Did you see the post about the MINI in Lexington?

    10. The 3/8" rebar is thin enough and you can see it when you are sliding the cane over it. You can always wrap the rebar with black tape.
    11. Hey Tim, You can use 3/8" rebar that you can get in 18" pieces at Lowes or Home Depot.
    12. Hello All, Just wanted to let you know that Taylor Gits has set of 3 lighted Candy Canes for $1.99. That is a steal. Here is the link. http://www.taylorgifts.com/prodetail.asp?src=TC072409&itemno=16916&nlid=11025.1192640.0.1.0.891550 Darryl
    13. I did not read anything bad, just wanted to clarify for someone esle that might read it wrong. Yeah the standard screw on hook head is a good to use for most size trees. and cost less or about the same then the bun foot hook head. The bun foot was what I came up for my first mega tree in 2003 and I know alot of people built there own. The metal cost about the same and will not fall apart like the bun foot.
    14. Hello Chris, We set one up at the Texas show last year using 96 set of lights. Once I had the base setup it took us probably 4 hours. It was me and two others that had not experience. They did most of he work. About Braiding: On our 40' tree that we did for the city of Louisville, we ziped tied them every 1 1/2'. I would not spend to much time braiding them unless you are using LEDs or commercial lights. If you are using Wal-mart/Target lights then they will fade. Another thing that will help when connecting is to get you some color zip ties and once you braid three strings put
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