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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 stjohnson90

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  • Birthday 08/08/1990

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  • Location
    Orange County
  • Biography
    Lighting is my passion.
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  • Occupation
    Lighting Designer
  • About my display
    Halloween displays.
  1. I bought them from a company called stellascapes. There are 4 85 node strings. And I also had to buy a controller, I bought the stellascapes e16 controller running off of e1.31. I am also using Light Show Pro to program and run the show. Check out stellascapes.com. They are based out of New Zealand. Thanks! Scott
  2. Check it out! Its my Halloween light show display with 1,052 channels going to 6 different songs! Let me know what you think! Thanks! Scott
  3. This is mine! I used pixel nodes. Uber bright. Uber awesome.
  4. Hello All, I used the plastic deer netting. And TONS of zip ties. Scott
  5. Here is my halloween display last year. This year im looking to add Color change leds.
  6. Here is a video of my display! It is 8' X 8'. Its made with pvc pipe. With 4, 4' sections. Then I used black plastic netting and ziptied it to the PVC pipe. Then used rope light I got from Home depot. They sell different legnths of rope like. 2', 6', and 12' sections. And it is rather cheap. There are 7 different channels. 1. Top of the eyes 2. Bottom of the eyes / Nose 3. Top of Mouth 4. Small opening mouth 5. Large opening mouth 6. "O" Mouth opening 7. Oval mouth opening After The show was finished for the year. I cut the netting off the pvc, and rolled the netting with the rope light on it. And broke down the pvc pipe. And so net year I put the PVC together and un roll the netting with the rope light on it. Easy set up and break down. When I get to put it up again. Ill make sure I take pictures of it.
  7. One more question... What is the cheapest DMX dongle I can get to work with LOR? The one from LOR is super expensive. Thanks! Scott
  8. Do you know if there are strands that are already assembled?
  9. So are there any color changing LED christmas lights out there? Not the ones that change by themselves. But one that maybe have three circuits? So you can color mix your xmas lights to any color? Let me know. Thanks! Scott
  10. That looks great!!! How many channels? I did one like that, but I only have 16 channels. Heres a preview.
  11. It looks great!!! It does look like you have more than 16 channels. I also have a 16 channel LOR system, and this is my first year doing a show. Here is my preview. Scott
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