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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 franciscasa

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  • Birthday 10/11/1949

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  • Location
    San Diego, Edo. Carabobo, Venezuela
  • Biography
    Born in Italy, Petrella Tifernina (CB)
  • Interests
    Electronic
  • Occupation
    General Manager
  • About my display
    At Christmas built a mechanical NATIVITY (300 mechanical figures brought from Italy) in an area of 200 m2. All lighting and effects system day / night is based on a 32-channel sequencer LOR. In 2009 he was visited by 120,000 people (certified by the Municipality)
  1. Inauguration of Christmas in San Diego - Venezuela . Giant Christmas mega-tree 25 meters (80 feet), 1900 branches with over 1 million LED lights. 32 musical sequences and 90 minutes show. It includes 24 arches , 4 singing trees, 32 horizontal groups and 16 vertical sectors. Controlled by 18 light -o -rama controller and MP3 Dirctor. The show beginning at 17:30 and stop at 22:00. (Xmas eve and new year eve stop at 01:00). The vistors rates is aprox. 30.000 people every non-working day, and 10.000 the working day. (25 and 31 Dec. aprox. 50.000 peoples visit the light show). more info at [email protected]
  2. The Nativity in motion the city of San Diego, Carabobo, Venezuela, is comprised of more than 300 figures of which 162 with motion. Sequences day-dusk-night-dawn-day, as well as control of lights, pumps water from rivers and waterfalls, ambient sounds and other electrical or electronic components were sequenced by a 32 channels LOR. Several familes and individuals donated their time free for over a month to elaborate this beautiful Nativity representation.
  3. How to make it. Nativity Scenes with figures in motion from San Diego, Estado Carabobo, Venezuela. Comos e hizo el Pesebre en movimiento de San Diego, Estado Carabobo en Venezuela. Año 2010
  4. Inauguration of Christmas time in San Diego Metropolitan Park in Venezuela. On the giant tree 164 feet high from the floor to the top of the cross. 2000 branches with 6 color x 100 light led each. Outside and in the interior of the tree. A total of 3 million LED lights. The tour includes visitors climb to the base of the mega tree that can be visited inside. The interior is also decorated with figures led elaborated.. From 22th November to January 26 has been visited by a million and a half people. The lighting system 288 channels run by Light-o-rama includes 36 musical sequences and each show has a duration of 146 minutes. The materials have been supplied by the town hall of San Diego, friends and lovers of Christmas. The technology, installation and musical sequences have been a contribution of Francischiello family and their companies.
  5. Inauguration of the christmas time in San Diego Metropolitan Park in Venezuela. On the giant tree (164 feet high from the floor to the top of the cross). 2000 branches with 6 LED color string (100 lights each).. in the interior and exterior of the tree, and more. A total of 3 million LED lights in the tree. The tour includes visitors climb to the base of the mega tree that can be visited inside. The interior is also decorated with led figures. From 22th November to January 26 has been visited by a million and a half people. The lighting system run by 288 light-o-rama channels inclu The materials have been supplied by the town hall of San Diego, friends and lovers of Christmas. The technology, installation and musical sequences have been a contribution of Francischiello family and their companies. des 36 musical sequences and each show has a duration of 146 minutes.
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