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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 DLChristmas

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    Denham Springs, Louisiana
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    A am an avid Christmas enthusiast
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    Christmas, of course/Music
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    It's increasing each Christmas and is avaliable for all to enjoy.


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  1. I couldn't have said it better Larry.
  2. I agree, no mistake there. As long as you're creating lasting memories for people how could you go wrong.
  3. I don't switch them on a nightly basis either. I usually have a standard show and then about seven or eight nights I'll feature a special theme (genre). I also have a very wide variety of of different songs, so I don't have to worry about guest hearing a repeat of the previous night; because I know that most likely they'll show hearing the other half of the show. Putting my entire schedule/song selection online helps people decide which night they would like to drop by on.
  4. I have recently come up with an online year-round sort of mini-plus for us Louisianaians, but it is avaliable for anyone from anywhere. It's called the OCLUP (Online Christmas Light Up Project). The OCLUP will work on ideas, designs, and anything else to help each others display reach its highest potential. We will frequently hold meetings online through a chat (or in some cases a live broadcast) with the most well know Christmas enthusiasts in the U.S. Just visit: http://denhamlights.webs.com/theoclup.htm :santasmileyitty:
  5. In 2009 I mixed up the diversity in the music for my display. For the most part, I would feature lights dancing to the "up to beat" modern Christmas music. Another night, I might have a show with Traditional arrangements. I would even have a night of just Instrumental Christmas music and/or Christmas compositions for Marching Band. You should try doing this I find vistors really enjoy the variety! :santasmileyitty:
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