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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 goduke21

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  • Birthday 05/23/1959

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    Chesapeake, VA
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    Just getting into animation
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    Kickball and Christmas lights
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    42 Inflatables and 25,000 led lights

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  1. I just took it apart and it does turn freely by hand. It doesn't make any sort of noise luck it wants to do anything
  2. I Inflated this infltable that is only been used one season and it worked fine. I just went out to inflate again to get some water off after a rain and only the lights work. The motor does not work at all. I tried to replace the fuse in the plug and that didnt work. The motor does feel a little warm to the hand though. Anybody know what could be wrong.
  3. I have 96 strings total. There is 32 of each color red green and white 50 count led lights non sealed from a big box store. The female ends have been glued to keep rain out. I am selling them for $300 shipping included.
  4. You could easily cut that in half and it would look just as good.
  5. The wrinkle will not matter. I just stretch the curtain on a wood frame and you really don't notice the little wrinkles.
  6. I used them last year and they were great.
  7. That helps. That's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks
  8. i get the same thing with my virtual santa. I put alot of hours into my songs and all everybody talks about is the cheap santa.
  9. I will be doing another pre order with wlc and this year they have female plugs and inline female plugs. Can somebody tell me the difference
  10. So I added more controllers this year and just did a test and had problems. I have 144 channels and 4 ccr. I have a sequence where I have everything on at one time and did a test. I had only the first 4 controllers in the daisy chain come on. Then thinking there. Old be a problem with the fifth controller I connected from the 3rd to the 6th and when I did that all the controllers worked and 2 ccr but ot the other two. I was using a mini director and then tried to plug directly into the computer but got the same results. I have all the stuff on one network and don't know if that matters but I'm stumped.
  11. I was going to buy these but then read the reviews and the people said they are small and would not fit power cords. Great idea though
  12. Controllers are sold. Just so you guys know I paid full price for these which for the 3 it was $750 and then $40 shipping. I sold them for $850 then had the paypal fee and paid $37 shipping so for those of you who think I was making money you are crazy.
  13. I have 3 brand new fully assembled CTB16PC. I will sell them for $300 each shipping included.
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