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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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Mcas4380 last won the day on January 31 2017

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About Mcas4380

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  • Birthday 03/11/1977

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story
  • Location
    Petersburg, Illinois
  • Biography
    I started a computerized display in 2011 and have grown it since.
  • Interests
    my hobbies include Christmas light and decoration, Hollaween Decoration
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  • About my display
    Newbie just getting started 32000 lights and a 240 channel LOR light show

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  1. Sorry for your loss!
  2. Welcome to the addiction.....lol
  3. If I was starting from scratch I would go with pixels.
  4. I'm still hanging around. I stop in several times a week to see what new things I can learn. Sorry I'm not a big poster but I'm here often.
  5. I'm starting to use xlights this year to try and add pixels, And so far I like it. it does handle my LOR controllers. It is a little bit of learning curve but you haven't been using LOR long so not a big deal. I say give it a shot it total free and if you don't like it your not out anything.
  6. I love that star that is very cool.
  7. That just crazy. most of those look pretty rough. i wonder how they got there they don't seem to be cared for the way they are sitting outside.
  8. Mcas4380

    Christhams lights

    Well hawk what type of controllers are you going to be using. This will help determine the type of lights you use.
  9. The high today is 3 I think it can wait till we get at least double digits.
  10. Bryan, maybe if you tell us the name of your box we might be more help. or search the site for your box and find more info.
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