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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 debtoews

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    • Birthday 03/19/1959

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Too many to share!
    • Location
      clovis, california
    • Biography
      Founder of Clovis Festival of Lights at Ladera Ranch which hosts Santa Claus Lane. Features 16 homes all synced to Christmas music.
    • Interests
      Programming Christmas Lights!
    • Occupation
      registered nurse
    • About my display
      its HUGE!

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    2. check out SeasonalSequences.com they have some and good price
    3. A young man came to my door asking for the person who did the Christmas lights because he wanted to make his proposal to his girlfriend something unique. It was perfect- she had no idea!! Watch to the end to see :-)
    4. We had it professionally done- drone cost $4000!
    5. 16 houses all synced using LOR- this is our first year! Enjoy
    6. Located in Clovis, Ca nearly 50,000 LED Lights
    7. I fI could figure out how to post pictures- I can show you what we have- or I can email you the pic and how we did it. We have a custom little house that is for our Virtual Santa and our Hallowindon at Halloween. Inside has all our LO R controllers. You can email me at debtoewscomcast.net or tell me how to post pics if your interested. Hubby made it from plywood sheets , painted it black, made a façade that we flip according to the season. Has a back door with a lock.- Don't want anyone stealing my LED projector!
    8. We currently use cups hook and hubby uses a rigged up pool pole to get them on the house. We use 4 strings (red, white, blue, green) on both levels of the roofline. We have a story house and the top peak is about 44 feet up. We are trying to figure out a better/easier way to hang the lights up there. SO what/how do you do this? of course, we are making out to do list for Christmas 2014! Got pics? please post- thanks!
    9. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 channels of LOR
    10. Located in Clovis, CA Over 35,000 LED lights 272 Channels of LOR
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