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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 ericosiu

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  1. Thanks John! It's definitely something I want to look into doing but I was just wondering what type of budget I'd be looking at. These things look fun to set up and I'm sure they'd be very gratifying after the job is complete
  2. I'm a complete newbie when it comes to christmas light shows, but I've been itching to ask this question for awhile: How much money does it usually cost to put on an epic light show like Holdman's? It doesn't exactly have to be his - it can be any epic project you've worked on.
  3. Sometimes the weight of work and other challenges overwhelm us so much that it's hard to not get really frustrated and feel helpless. I feel that it's times like these that I need to think about how lucky I am to have my friends and family around -- these are the people that shaped me to be who I am and it is through them that I can continue to work my tail off to achieve great things. It's okay if something is difficult or challenging sometimes, because even when you fail, you are still making progress.
  4. Hi everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Eric and I'm a big fan of all kinds of light shows -- especially christmas light shows. So being that I just created a site dedicated to light shows, I thought it would be relevant to participate in the planetchristmas community!
  5. Eric Siu Light Show Videos - The #1 Light Show Videos Site - Watch The Best Light Show Videos For Free!

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