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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 CharlesH

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  1. Am looking for an LOR sequence for Jingle Bells by Rascal Flatts, I have the one that is on Ultra but it is encrypted. Anyone??? Send link to [email protected] Thanks, Happy Holidays to All!!!
  2. I am lookin for a "Jingle Bells by Rascal Flatts" a copy that is not encrypted. Send to [email protected] Thanks
  3. I know it been a while since you posted this, just curious if you have anything left. Charles
  4. I think the shipping they calculate is really out of line for what I need, I have sent them an email abt that. I did this with another company abt some Christmas items and they realized their program had a problem.
  5. Jim, is it possible that you could give me the thickness of the snowflakes in motion, The only material I can find is 4mm, 6mm and 10mm, this equates the abt 1/8, the next is just slightly under 1/4, the next is abt .37 of an inch. also the material is coroplast? or just regular sign material.
  6. Hope your mother is doing better, Do you have your lights down yet? Still would like some measurements when you get the time.


  7. Can ask what you had to pay for the Zip plugs? Thanks, charles
  8. Anyone know of a place to purchase a tool for making C9 lights, like mashing the bottom side of the C9 bulb holder to make the electrical connections on spt2 wiring? Have searched without finding anything. Have tried channel locks, broke 2 bulb holders!! [email protected] Charles.
  9. Would like a copy of your "how to do it" on your awsome mega tree, Well done. [email protected]
  10. I need to know where to purchase the plastic clips for mounting mini lights to metal frames. Like to ones you see in stores, the lights are already mounted on the frames. I would also consider purchasing the light string with the clip already made on the lights. I purchased some from a vendor in NY. They were for metal wire frame and were too small to work on the 1/8" metal frames. Thanks Charles
  11. I have an lor controller that will not totally turn off the lights on electrical port 7. The lights will function with all the twinkling, shimmering, full on but will not totally shut off, it will dim to abt 50%. Anyone else having that problem?
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