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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.

Maxxlights

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About Maxxlights

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  • Birthday 03/16/1968

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Santa is real!
  • Location
    McMinville Tennesee
  • Biography
    I like lights
  • Interests
    Health and fitness
  • Occupation
    Speaker
  • About my display
    a work in progress

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  1. Does the sparkle magic look good on person?
  2. Well hopefully you make your wife or your kids carry them.... Sorry couldnt resist HAAAAAAAA
  3. Hi shoot me a pm with whats left and let me know what you want for it all Thanks
  4. YOU.................ME............. and seemingly 500 other people LOL! Its the frickin "off season" and even the "supplier" has no goods for sale..... Thinking of being like R Holdman and putting up a simple inflatable grinch in the yard! LOL
  5. Gemmy amd sounds of christmas??? a simple SOLD willd o
  6. Still hopeful and entire display will show up soon!
  7. I see them pop up from time to time... If you are selling or know of someone selling or considering selling please let me know so that I can make an offer before you even have to think of going to the work of splitting it all up... I am very interested and very serious and have very green CASH! Thank you I love the info and brotherhood ( sisters too) Shane *EDIT* I am not uneducated... I typed in "an entire display" not sure how title came up "and Entire Display
  8. Id like to buy all of your trees! [email protected]

  9. Hello... I am willing to give your controllers a good home and lots of love in our new display. Please tell me what you have and I would even be interested in buying someone out on an entire display perhaps that is getting out of the hobby or changing direction. Email me here on PC [email protected] phone or text 406-396-5391 Thank you so much for your consideration. Please get with me as an option to get rid of it all at once. Thank you Shane in Montana
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