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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 danielwr31

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  • Birthday 11/02/1978

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    31 years old
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    outdoor decorating
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    In progress
  1. How are lights holding up in the snow?
  2. I am in rochester and about 90 percent done, until i get home and the wind will set me back to like 50%. I run 80 channels with video projection new for 2013
  3. Nice job what are the squiggly lights around the fence for (picture 3)
  4. Those look great, cutouts are alot of fun!
  5. I was looking for an actual video of the song
  6. I used the stick star method just outlined it take pictures if you can
  7. Planet Christmas I need your help, I am not sure if this is in the right spot but here I go! I am going to introduce video to my display and I am set for most of my songs but Wizards of winter any thoughts ideas or suggestions? Second when I take my video to full screen it shakes I am using windows movie maker any thoughts Thanks in advance
  8. I have a 2 foot star I took the 16 foot section of rope light and wrapped the star and then used electrical tape to black out the rest of the light and then it becomes an extension cord.
  9. I might consider going bigger with the words on two sheeets that connect. I agree mr. Priest that painiting will help maybe paint the background black or dark red with the letters white will make it pop during the day and the night.
  10. My sister bought the whole cd last year for me she paid like 60 bucks for it, email me at [email protected] and we can figure out how to get you a copy of the songs that you want.
  11. Check a building supply wholesaler, I got my for free becase they were going to throw it out!!! I have extra but I doubt I could ship it from Rochester NY to CALI
  12. I would love to see pics and get my hands on a set too
  13. Looks good! I am doing for my house in three colors it is time consuming isn't?
  14. Believe in Holiday Magic is like a 10 minute medley it is very Disney
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