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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 Snowman_Jeff

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  • Birthday 05/14/1984

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    NW IL
  • Biography
    I like the outdoors!
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    anything outdoors.
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    turn lightbulbs
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    just starting

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  1. Brandon, I am also questioning the color of the warm white. I feel I got sent the cool or pure white. They do not match my other warm whites either.
  2. Ryan I sent you a PM. You need to get back to me.
  3. I was thinking about some of these. Let me know how they work for you!
  4. Good Videos. This is a great way to learn.
  5. Does anyone know where I can get this song. If so could you please PM me.
  6. Snowman_Jeff

    C9 LEDs

    I am already talking with my vendor and I already had some replaced. I just wanted to know if anyone knows of a quick way to fix them.
  7. Snowman_Jeff

    C9 LEDs

    not the retro fit ones. these are all sealed. some of my strings are all out, were as some others are only half lit, and some are only lit in the middle and 10' of either side workes. I don't get it.
  8. Snowman_Jeff

    C9 LEDs

    Is anyone else having lots of problems with their C9 LEDs this year. About half of mine went out were only some of the string is lit and I just had another whole string of green go out on me lastnight. Fuses are fine in all of them. Just trying to think of how I might be able to fix them.
  9. They are the BEST!! I will always buy lights from them!
  10. Hey Richard, AWESOME show you have!!!

  11. Nice! I will check it out. So whats the word on where to buy some singles at the best price? I don't need a case on some of my LEDs.
  12. but since the Lor reduction sale is coming up I may buy another controller or 2 or 3 maybe 5. What is this all about?
  13. So Paul is the best for the cases, but what if I only need a few strings of something? Who has the best place / price for just singles? I know, I know... you can always use more lights, so buy a case. I was just wondering, only need a few for some stuff. I am still up in the air about my C6 might move up to a C9 for the roof and m6's for the trees, windows, etc... have a good christmas!
  14. How or where do you get a terminator/snubber for the lines? or can someone explain what it is? I am going to have more than 3 lines on my roof.
  15. A big THANK YOU for all of the help. I am sure I will have many more questions in the near future!
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