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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 jldavis1969

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  • Birthday 07/20/1969

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  • Location
    Clearfield, Utah
  • Biography
    First time user of LOR products
  • Interests
    Geocaching and not Interactive Light shows
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  • About my display
    Do not have one yet, Planning for the 2010 season
  1. With the 2012 lighting season approaching, who is on this board in utah? List your location here: Davis Family Animated Christmas lights located at 33 South 1300 West, Clearfield, Utah 84015
  2. Any particular brand? LED or Ican? And what are you using them for?
  3. OMG, that is early. you must be doing a halloween show too!
  4. Well lets make some noise here and see if we can get something going.
  5. Well here is mine. Its not too fancy. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Davis-Family-Animated-Christmas-Lights/254283927959247?ref=tn_tnmn And I liked all of the above.
  6. Sorry about the big delay in response RAB, Yes I use LOR for controllers and their software.
  7. Well it is getting to be that time of year again, So I wanted to let other Utah Animated christmas light enthusiests that I will be running this year. I am located at 33 South 1300 West in Clearfield, Utah 84015 Good luck to all my fellow Utahans.
  8. jldavis1969

    Newbie In Utah

    Big Hello to you Kirk, Where are you located in Utah? I am in Clearfield North of Salt Lake City, But still South of Ogden.
  9. This might sound stupid, But does he have a portable home phone? and if so what frequency range does it run on? Because to my knowledge 5.4Mhz and 2.4Mhz phones can kill a WiFi signal to a computer and cause the same problems.
  10. I know this as I am one of them. I am located at 33 South 1300 West, Clearfield, Utah 84015 I just found one that is around the corner from my house on 1400 West. I would like to meet this person (although I did meet your parents and little brother). Your show looked good from what I seen of it. I loved "Snoopy and the Red Baron".
  11. I am doing one this year for the first time here in Clearfield. 33 south 1300 west.
  12. This is to end all debate about getting your product if you have ordered from Travis. According to the Minisota Better Business Bureau his e-mail address is [email protected]
  13. After repeatedly asking via facebook (and getting the questions erased) for the last two weeks about when my order would ship Travis finally shipped my SPT items that have been in since Sept 7, 2010. Today is Sept 29, 2010. Travis if you are reading the forums here thank you for finally sending the items I ordered.
  14. I know this is a little late but how about getting together in october of 2010. Someone just name a date (hopefully a weekend though).
  15. Wait til the middle or late June, I have it on good authority that Lowes will start getting in there items for the christmas season about then, But you will have to ask the manager to purchase them before they hit the shelves for the second week of August.
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