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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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    1. The controllers used in the HolidayCoro units have the ability to display a static red or green - so no "controller" or DMX is required if you just want a static flood. Just set the mode (they are listed on this page at the bottom: http://www.holidaycoro.com/3-Channel-DMX-RGB-Controller-p/26.htm) and apply power. You are set now and in the future if you want to go with full control, just plug them up to your DMX output and you are set.
    2. Million Color RGB MiniTree RGB CoroTree (watch assembly video at end for sample) We at HolidayCoro are also working on a version of our mini light coro tree that holes 12mm RGB nodes also.
    3. I'm sorry but we no longer sell this product.
    4. At the request of a number of customers, we are now selling a coro snowman: http://www.holidaycoro.com/Singing-Snowman-p/105.htm It can be setup as a plain snow man or with optional hat and scarf. Thanks, David HolidayCoro.com
    5. Here is the Ad-Tech glue with UV protection that we've recommended: http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/hotglue-24-10in.htm
    6. What I don't think most people know is that hot glue (or more technically, hot melt adheasive) isn't all the same - there are litterally hundreds of different hot glues for just about every type of use.
    7. This is due to the output in LOR S3 when using the HolidayCoro programmer as a DMX output device. If you take the same sequence and play it using xLights, you'll find that it works fine. I'd recommend using one of the LOR S3 "supported" DMX output dongles if you are not using an application like xLights for sequence scheduling (though I would): http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/16319-supported-dmx-adapters/
    8. Looks like this was a correct statement after all.
    9. 9ga rods: http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/misc-24instake.htm
    10. Using a USB hub, powered or not, will make no difference. The only solution is to create additional LOR networks with addtiional 485 adapters. Ideally, you could switch to DMX running over E1.31.
    11. No - it doesn't matter what type of adapter you use - they are all still just RS485 adapters. This is a function of the speed at which the LOR protocol runs and the overall design of the protcol. The solution for excessive commands can only be solved with a faster network speed (not possible that I know of) or a method within the LOR software to warn you when there are too many commands for a given period of time.
    12. We've moved a few items around and the link has changed to: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?RefineBy_Category=&s=animated&Submit=Search
    13. I'm afraid that I don't. I'm not sure how much it differs from the current versions we have (I'm sure it differs a lot from the Glee version) but you might listen to both songs at the same time (on youtube) and see how much they differ and if they don't differ that much, you could just nudge around the timings to get it to match up. Thanks, David
    14. It looks slightly off because the screen capture program I use is only able to capture about 10-15 FPS instead of the ~30 FPS that the sequence can generate. So yes, it looks slightly "off" but when you view the actual sequence, it looks fine. Thans, David
    15. We have Thriller for both the Singing Pumpkin and two Thriller Glee edition for the Singing Monster Quartet. Let me know if you have any other questions I can answer! David HolidayCoro.com
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