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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.

    Lincoln lights

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    About Lincoln lights

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    • Birthday 01/03/1982

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    • Location
      orange, ct
    • Biography
      i'm very tall and love christmas
    • Interests
      volleyball fishing
    • Occupation
      golf course grounds crew
    • About my display
      almost 60 blowmolds not to many lights and 3 inflatables

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    1. Ha, I'm going to have this problem next year :-) I was thinking that, just lining it. Only option I can think of
    2. excellent collection and display, do you LED or CFL in larger molds? do you have any storage pictures?
    3. the reason the emails are fishy is because all these are temp positions basically. I emailed one of our casting people the day after airing and she said she didn't work there any more. so it's just part time
    4. same here, i'm installing a 8 ch security system by night owl. I can't read license plates yet, but the eerie glow of the cameras when all else is black sure would deter me... also our police department patrols the area semi often because they seem to like me
    5. holdman should just have a christmas special every year with Bill V. i would watch that. fun show either way -chris
    6. i did the same thing with my list santa, but my dad, being an engineer, was trying to figure out the correct way that list would read if he were actually holding it..i think we came up with upside down and backwards, but that would not be as pleasing to the eye =chris
    7. i need those toooo hehe, i've found three other types and am amassing a collection of non Grand venture, enough to power a few sleighs... but i want my happy deer with real antlers -chris
    8. it's my second year dressing up and flipping the switch.. dang I'm sexy...
    9. can i buy that head of the singer with the hat in the first picture? i need a head for a caroler
    10. This is a screen grab of the error log. but it happens at the time each day for the same show. The DMX universe is a San Device E6804. I'm going to try and switch up the song order and see if theres something there. when it happens the lights freeze from their last position and LOR just sits there waiting, it doesn't go to the next song or anything. So I usually just have to end shows immediately and then enable schedule. But the second time through there's no issue, It plays the sequences perfectly. I'm not sure what is causing it, but it doesn't like 548 apparently. any suggestions
    11. it's a Christmas miracle... and mistake :-)
    12. yeah, my 2.5 yo son sat right down on the sitting cow right when we went over to see it.. so he loved it too... sorry for it being upsidedown... -chris
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