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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.

Rockin' Lights

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  • Birthday 09/10/1984

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Middle Tennesse
  • Biography
    Newbie to the LightShow.
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    Christmas Lights
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  • About my display
    Last Year: 48 Channels around 20,00 Lights
    This Year:128 Channels and Around 70,000 Lights

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  1. I just used two 55 gallon drums to store all of the ext cords. They are picture at the bottom of the pic
  2. I just used two 55 gallon drums to store all of the ext cords. They are picture at the bottom of the pic
  3. As you all can tell from these pics I like to add a lot more lights to them. This year I will be added green and red to them. Thanks
  4. Where is the best place to find these 3D wireframe deer at?
  5. I believe you could get these at any Home Depot or lowes store.
  6. Where could buy some 1/4 rod at? All the places I know are extreme high
  7. Very cool!! Fireworks always a nice touch!!!!!
  8. I was wondering if anyone else tried this before: buying some of those all white blow molds(ones haven't been painted yet) and put different color bulbs in them and see how they look. (Like red and green bulbs) just wondering???
  9. Nice!!!!! And a nice pickup truck too!!
  10. Here is mine old one http://www.facebook.com/pages/Martins-Christmas-Lights-Spectacular/163118120367722 And the new one to come in a few.......
  11. I think for application you will need a different kind of strobes other than the CLS strobes. American DJ makes a nice one and is really more durable than most of the ones we used in Christmas displays. They last around 5000 hrs and they do cost more $$$$ but in the long run you will buy less of them. Plus you can adjust the flashes per second which is really cool. They call it city flash which is an egg strobe. Here is a web page that still sells them http://www.silverflight.com/li/strobes/amdjmiscstrobes.htm With some research you could find them a little bit cheaper than that site. Hope this helps out!!!! Here are some stats from American DJ web page: • City Flash is a water resistant mini Strobe Light that will screw-in to any medium screw base light bulb socket (indoor/outdoor use) • Great for bands, DJs, home parties or special effects & theatre productions • Includes replaceable clear dome • Optional dome colors sold separately: Yellow (City Dome/Y), Green (City Dome/G), Blue (City Dome/B), or Red (City Dome/R) • 3 Flash Modes: Slow Flash (1 flash per 3 second), Fast Flash (3 flashes per second), Police Flash (11 flashes per second followed by 2 second intervals) • Power: 120V, 7W • Lamp Life: Approx 5,000 hours • Dimensions: 3.5” x 2” / 88x50mm • Weight: .5 lbs. / .20 kg.
  12. second pic is the first stop at walmart, getting around 15,000 clear minis. first pic is 26,000 multi color minis that i just pickup today
  13. I would agree with inspector4 it all depends on what it looks like during the day. I would paint the pvc to blend into what is behind it so it doesnt stick out or make the display look bad.
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