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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 mliquori

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  • Birthday 05/03/1957

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  • Location
    Glen Cove, New York, USA
  • Biography
    married father of 3 and 1 grandson
  • Interests
    Christmas decorating, playing santa, fishing, and coaching youth soccer
  • Occupation
    Real Estate Sales
  • About my display
    Our display is a 500 piece blow mold display, with 1000's of lights and about 43 airblown inflatables. We have been decorating for over 20 years now. and the display gets bigger every year.

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  1. its great I would love to learn how to use it. where did you get the program from
  2. I'm looking to buy a ramsey fm100b. I've been out of the loop so to say for a while. I have one that Marty Slack built for me but he is out of the radio building business. I need one for a friend along with an antenna. does any one know where I can get one from already assembled.
  3. If you place your cursar over the number your picking, your telling the program what number it was . leave your mouse alone and try it. it won't work. not hard to figure out.
  4. This is correct. Use CFL bulbs where you can. You will save alot of power and the bulbs will be brighter than regular bulbs I have done this and it helps alot. although I have 14 Dedicated circuits running 28 outlets on my house and I was blowing some of the breakers. The CFL bulbs helped me out.
  5. I have 14 circuits running my display. Each circuit has 2 outlets attached to my house that run directly to my electrical panel. I turn on the lights by throwing my switches.
  6. Happy Birthday Chuck . Thanks for everything you do here.
  7. Way to drive the price up on the poor guy everyone. Maybe he's looking for a deal.
  8. Wow thats a great find, I love that bear..
  9. You have a friend pick up a bunch from a sale 1200 miles away from you. Then you drive to your friends home to pick them up. Ha. Ha. Chuck
  10. I would love to be there, But can't make it again this year..
  11. I have 2 lightkeeper pros, and the buz box, I guess I'm addicted
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