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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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      my first lor display
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      desoto county,Mississippi
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    1. over 300 channels lor incandescent lights
    2. this is my 3 yr of having a display and we upgraded to over 300 channels (ahhhhhhhhhh) so this is what im looking for Christmas medley: up beat more than 3 songs disney toons are welcome i will pay for the song if needed ive seached high and low thru amazon and the ones i like are to short slow or and not the fun songs plz help thank you
    3. My wife is a pro photographer and she has the d 7000 and used it to video my display it was perfect clear and everything
    4. So my display is for a little local girl Bella has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) for short type 3 aka brittle bone disease. She gets infusions every 8 weeks at Lebonheur for a Bisphosphanate called Pamidronate aka (Pam) for short. This helps strengthen her bones. She is 21 months old, weighs 12 pounds - 23 inches tall. She is precious & if you have had the pleasure of meeting her, you would see the JOY she has for life! This year in Dec she under went her rodding surgery in both of her legs . As she was away in Omaha Neb. we had some very inserting people come out and see the show we did fo
    5. so lights are down and put up .so i start thinking about the 2012 season (little early? maybe) SO HEAR IT IS LADIES AND GENTLEMAN who has done small spiral trees i mean 3' to 4' tall large tomato cage even i would like to hear some thoughts from the vets on this matter im building a demo and will c how it goes BUT PLZ LET ME HEAR FROM YALL tips ticks or insight
    6. Tino

      Lights Stay On ?

      i just had 2 of mine do that ! did yours heat up i have too replace the board
    7. mobile black box (eclipe) is what i use crystal clear easy to use and VERY tough
    8. i have notice this with mine im running 160 channels and 170000 lights this year (2nd year) i have all my cord connections r sealed and water tight i have less than the max amps per channel i even had an electrician come out and put in 16 new outlets that only run my lights and in the rain mine still would trip so after everything done i realized that water was getting in to my actual lights because they r not water proof
    9. u can always "run" your show from a mini d/c thats what i use cause i want access to laptop
    10. im looking red 100ct incandescent light strings 3" spacing and length about 24 ft long would like to buy them at 1.50 but if needed 2.00 a box
    11. the links on the bottom http://clipsyndicate.com/video/playl...8753?wpid=9612 Video Landing Page - WMC-TV 5 - Memphis, TN
    12. we've got 8 ppl here that want to do one here n north ms
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