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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.

wallleyes

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About wallleyes

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  • Birthday 08/04/1960

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas
  • Location
    Minnesota
  • Biography
    I like walleye fishing
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    fishing
  • Occupation
    farmer
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    About 3/4 led lights

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  1. I use 4 Walmart orange anchors on each of my mega trees. They are $8 but screw in fast. I don`t use guy wires on my 20 foot trees but have the base cemented in.50 mph winds would lift up on my hoops that are 2 foot off the ground and cause my lights to become loose. I use wire from the anchors to the hoops. This is the best system I could come up with.
  2. Welcome to the site Joel .I am also from Minnesota.
  3. If it is a musical show i would take a quess say you may have a corrupt audio file?
  4. Here`s a link where i bought my ptz camera with zoom.This was the best price i could find at the time. http://www.provantage.com/zmodo-cm-z2213gy~BZMOD061.htm
  5. The cameras mount under the eave.I did have 1 camera go bad...but my gutter cloged and the camera had a waterfall on it.The night vision is pretty good.One of the things i like about the cameras is they stay focused looking out through the display.....2 mega trees spinning around and lots of other movement.You can also mount the cameras from the bottom.Here`s some video from the cameras.I took the video with my cannon camera on a tripod aimed at my big screen tv.I have converted the video twice to different formats.The video is distorted a little.Its much better watching it live on the cameras.This should give you an idea.Hope this helps. http://s55.beta.phot...1_x264.mp4.html
  6. Here`s a great buy on a system with a 1tb hard drive.I have this and am on my second year with it.I bought a ptz camera this year and really like it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/180682142620?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  7. I use the instant sequence...but it only lets me view it with the visualizer...not the animator.
  8. Could be as simple as the fuse.
  9. Menards has 6 foot extension cords on sale for 88 cents this week.Choice of brown,green or white.
  10. Sounds like a license issue.You get 5 license seats with lor.
  11. Same seller i bought my system from.There`s still 6 days left on the auction so it will go up in price.No worries with that seller though.
  12. I also added a ptz camera this year.Here`s the cheapest i could find it. http://www.provantage.com/zmodo-cm-z2213gy~BZMOD061.htm
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