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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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    Waterbury, CT
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    I have a million dollar family without the white picket fence.

    Father of two kids

    Happy with Life!
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    Christmas Lights
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    TV Station Button Pusher
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    All LED, Just getting started

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  1. 2012 starts the second year into the animated Christmas Light World. We are an all L.E.D. setup with 64 channels of Lights-O-Rama Controllers and Light ShowPro Software. We are very excited about this year. This year we have a 15 min Christmas Music Mix. This year we are also debuting a couple new custom built pieces to the show. The 15minute mix includes the following 9 songs: Show Open - Hallelujah Carol of the Bells by Monique Danielle White Christmas by Electro Dub Christmas Eve/Sarajevo by Trans-Siberian Orchestra Amazing Grace by Yule Tinsel Town by SHeDAISY Linus and Lucy (Peanuts) Shake Up Christmas by Train Believe by Josh Grobin Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
  2. I speak along with everyone else on this thread and say Job Well Done. Those snow people look GREAT and that Tree is AWESOME!!! I am still new to this hobby but this opens the door to many ideas in my head, most of which should be set aside for therapy sessions but thats another subject. LOL Thanks for sharing the information, Very Well Done!!
  3. Thats a Great idea! Nice Job
  4. This was my first year doing an animated show. I used 48 channels with Light Show Pro software, and Light o rama hardware. I am really happy with the way this one came out. I was only able to get four songs completed this year but everyone has to start somewhere. For more visit Vimeo or http://koskochristmas.webs.com/ Hope you enjoy and God Bless! TIM
  5. That's Great! Love the medley! Well Done.
  6. Great Idea! Turned out pretty good too! Well Done!
  7. 305 Edgewood Ave, Waterbury, CT This is my first year using Light-o Rama hardware and Lightshowpro software. I have 48 channels controlling 3400 lights or so. I only was able to get four songs done for this year but plans are working for more next year. I would love you check out other shows as well. If you do come to waterbury, there is a guy down the road from me that does this too. Here is his website for more info. http://www.thexmaslightshow.com/
  8. maxtima4

    Lights Stay On ?

    what would be bad about it cause I had the sort of a same issue? i have two of the channels that stay on. Is it soldering? is it some wiring thats backwards or something else?
  9. That's Great for your First Year! Good Luck. Hope all goes well
  10. s8830906 - Do you happen to have any video of your arch/poles. I would love to see them. I think thats a great idea putting them both together. I am sure it looked good this past season
  11. Went driving around tonight to check out a couple houses Just Ducky - Loved the show, very nice. The kids loved the leaping frog and Santa CMD1971 - you really are "that house" Loved all the lights, very well done. Unfortunately most of the night was up in the milford area and the Hubbard Park lights that took forever to get into and out of. Then the kids were getting restless so we didnt have a chance to check out any more official PC shows but I hope to soon. Anyway I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday, Merry Christmas!
  12. 2010 Nativity I have had the blow molds for quite a few years now but I have added the manger now. Seeing all these Nativities on this thread, inspired me to build one up too. So here it is. The other picture is our Fisher Price Little People Nativity inside our home. The kids really LOVE that one
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