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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 SebastianLightShow

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  • Birthday 08/15/1983

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    Dayton, OH
  • Biography
    I am 26 years old I live in Dayton, OH.
  • Interests
    Cars, Computers and christmas lights.
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  • About my display
    I am planning on close to 80,000 lights for 2010. The light colors will be clear, red and green for every part of the display. I have a local electric company who is sponsoring me and upgrading my service to run the lights. I am planning on having 9 motion trees a 20 ft. mega tree, icicle's, c9's, stars, strobes and 128 or more channels of LOR.
  1. 128 mimimum, I dunno yet. Mega tree, arches, C9's, 60,000 mini's, tree line and icicles. All in white, red, and green (except arches). Richard is my inspiration since his display is classy yet awesome. I am a fan of not overdoing it and there is such thing as too many lights and yard decorations IMO. Also if you have not saw yet; he has new videos up, and finally has some TSO music (Wizards In Winter).
  2. I am new here but have looked over these forums for awhile now. We are starting to plan next years display. Next year will be our first yera using LOR and we are wanting to do something like Richard Holdman's. I need some songs that I cannot find and I am hoping someone can help. I need Music Box Dancer by DJ Schwede, Winter Wonderland by Alexia Phillips, and Jingle Bells by Master Tone. If anyone can help me locate them or e-mail them to me I would be much appreciative. E-mail is [email protected] Thanks, Michael
  3. Check out http://www.stonehurstlights.com/ and next year I will be setting up 60,000 lights on 128 LOR channels, much like Richard Holdman's.
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