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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 Nightowlz1966

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    • Birthday 12/16/1966

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      Sharpsburg, Ga
    • Biography
      Just getting into christmas
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      Christmas Lights
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      HVAC service tech
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      1st yr programming seq

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    1. There are about 5 or 6 animated displays in coweta and fayette counties Sent from my LGL86C using Tapatalk
    2. I am right there with you Robert, but I am already behind without the rain helping Sent from my LGL86C using Tapatalk
    3. Lowes has Green Mini LEDS this year as does Walmart
    4. I have to Agree with iresq Harbour Freight has longer tent stakes than wally world or Target,,,, One word of advise dont' drive them straight into the ground but drive them in at an angle aiming towards your megatree that way the wind wont pull them straight out as it will be pulling them sideways
    5. You can use LOR and Dlight on same network but you must make a crossover cable to do that LOR and Dlight use different wires in the cable for their inputs. If your interested in more Dlight boards contact me through PM
    6. I have a bunch of.brand new icicles still in the boxes packed up somewhere pm me we might can work something out Sent from my LGL86C using Tapatalk 2
    7. Kmart, biglots already have most of their stuff out already...... about ever other walmart looks to have out what was left in the warehouse last year. Sent from my LGL86C using Tapatalk 2
    8. I know we normally have 3 or 4 editions of Planet Christmas Magazine by this time every year but i see we only have a July Issue so far this year, what's up with that.
    9. Yeah he put it back up for one day then took it down again. I got a reply from the admin of the site saying sorry I had to remove the sale I dont know if I can honor the price, which version did you want? When I replied to that message I havent heard back in 5 days now.
    10. Does anyone know what is going on over at LSP... He made a blog post last week about a 50% off sale, but every evening when I get home the sale price isnt there, I have contacted him several times and get post in the middle of the day that it is working. Tonight I get a message from him that the purchase page has been fixed but it is back to regular price and he has taken down his blog post about a sale in effect till july 31.....
    11. Fix the profiles so the ones that got imported in can change there complete profile Mine still shows me as in my first year
    12. Hey I have to agree there are NO small displays... I started with a Gemmy Light Controller and 14,000 lights my second year but my first year was only about 1000 lights.
    13. I thought I had emailed the file to you but I don't see it in my sent items so I will email it now... It is an Aurora File..... I am going to video my Show this weekend, still doing a little cleanup on some sequences and I added another song tonight to start in tomorrow nights show. Show list now is Gloria Wizards of Winter Wish Liszt Music Box Dancer Jingle Bells Techno
    14. Love the video Robert,,, Wish I had some notice so I could have came by and seen it in person :-( Well I guess I will get to see it next year. Did you get a chance to look over "Gloria" yet?
    15. Hey Clyde sounds like you have a polarity problem in your outlet.... Possibly neutral and hot are swapped inside the outlet or even an extension cord that swapped it over in the wiring.
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