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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 madmiask

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  • Birthday 01/20/1965

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    in the north east of France
  • Biography
    I'm married
  • Interests
    Flowers in spring and summer (I won 1st prize flower garden of my town in 2007).

    Christmas lights
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  • About my display
    You can see my display on youtube :


    I won 3rd prize of my town this year.

    I've got a computerized project for next year and hope to be able to do it.

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    My 2014 display in Hagondange (north-east France near Luxembourg). 96 channels with 3 Singing Characters
  2. Making of A LED fountain Rideau led High Speed blanc pur "effet cascade" BLACHERE lightorama 96 channels
  3. I've been using light-o-rama since 2010 and Iwas the 1st in France ever synchronizing faces inspired by Kevin and his pumpkins but drawing and sequencing my own 4 mouths.
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2poRVE7e0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJCHgwH2Fc2bIr-A-I8u2_g
  5. Hello, I've written the French Version of the House on Christmas Street and Judy PANCOAST liked it and decided to record it. Here's a video of pictures of my housse fitting to the lyrics : I've also created a fanpage on FB to promote the song in France ; don't hesitate to like it https://www.facebook.com/LMDPN?ref=hl Thanks in advance and as we say in France Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2014.
  6. Hello everybody, A very great a capella band and very interesting to synce : I've only synced a part of it : Here is their complete video : Have a nice day
  7. for French speaking lightorama users. who don't understand English a lot.
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    Hello, I'm trying to build a few tutorials about lightorama in French, here's one : Have a nice day.
  9. Hello, Here's my 1st new song for my 3013 xmas display. Have a nice day. Christian
  10. Hello everybody, I'm in a picture contest on Facebookn my country : France and I need likes for my pic ; so if you like it "like it" ;-) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151209301664412&set=a.10151209301299412.465830.121989884411&type=3&theater Thanks, Christian
  11. 1st song for 2012 ; show starts tonight !
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