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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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      Grove City, Ohio
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      I love lights and have been fascinated sense I was 7
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      model trains, fishing, hunting, lights
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      lighting technician
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      I use to have an old fashion c9 static display. Christmas 2010 I went automated with 64ch of D-light. Its just going to grow from here. I really enjoyed doing it.

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    1. I am looking for new 10 strands of 100 incandescent red lights on white wire.
    2. What size are the Walmart ones? Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
    3. Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk 2 What size?
    4. Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk 2 Where did you find 2`trees? I couldn't find any this year. All I could find was 3` and I feel that would be too big for my display.
    5. May i see pictures of the PVC clips you found at HD. Also how far apart did you space the clips?
    6. I have seen multi color and clear C9 strings at HD, Walmart, and Lowes for like $2 a string. I don't need to stock up any more sense I switched to C9 retros from Val at www.christmas-leds.com this year. Out of the box I had no failure rate. Her's are 5 leds per C9 bulb and 3 leds per C7 bulb
    7. On another post Eaglescout2004 said he had 16 strings of 100 count pink and asked if anyone was interested. I picked up 80 sets of the 100ct mulit incans for .65/ea. I did it on the whim of rebuilding them into R/G/B sets, and discovered that they actually have four different types of light bases in the HolidayTime boxes. I'll still be able to convert most of them and have my TV-watching project for the next few months. Now I'm curious if anyone would be interested in 16 strings of 100ct pink and/or yellow.... I was hoping to pickup artificial trees, but they only had the or
    8. My experience with Menards is that they lower the price around Christmas day and bring it back up. They would rather store it all year long and resell it next Christmas season than to mark it way down and give it away. That is the answer I got from the Manager of that department. They said they lost so much money when they mark things down.
    9. Is this the one your talking about? http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=231117775695
    10. I would agree that is a great version, but I wanted something upbeat is why I was asking
    11. I'm also in that got a late start this year. I converted everything to LEDs. Sense I lost my mega tree to the wind last year so I have been busy rebuilding my mega tree to stand up to high winds. Then the snow and ice came and has pushed me behind with 1 to 2 inches expected tomorrow. I'm still not giving up yet.
    12. Is it sturdy? Are you going to put any guide wires on it? What did you use to attach it to the ground?
    13. I was mainly looking at the C7's which are also 3 led's per bulb. All the other C7 retros I have been looking at are 3 led's perbulb.
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