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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.

Onewish1

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About Onewish1

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  • Birthday 06/18/1971

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    https://sites.google.com/site/denvillechristmas/

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  • Location
    NJ
  • Biography
    Christmas decorator
  • Interests
    lights, gardening, singing
  • Occupation
    working at my job
  • About my display
    over 10,000 lights
  1. if I could afford it.. I would drive to OH
  2. Great job.. how much are you asking for him?
  3. i sent you sa message though yahoo you want the two or no

  4. We have the same problem. With the crazy work hours and a winter of snow, ice, and high winds we still have our display up.So just for a good time we programmed some valentine day programs and ran them for a few days and with easter comming we figured we do some easter songs and run the display
  5. Have to go back and make sure I got everybody.
  6. I am new to LOR but with the Auora program it was best to convert it to a wav file.. hopefully someone has good advice for you.. but it couldn't hurt to try it
  7. how do you have them anchored on the driveway?
  8. I will second that. Darryl has been a part of both our Halloween and Christmas displays since we first started. When ever we had any problems, almost always on my part he has always gone out of his way to help us get ourselves out of a bind.
  9. going to go like them all https://www.facebook.com/pages/Denville-Holiday-Lights/223663417681147
  10. Onewish1

    Led Keeper

    Yes they are both the same thing, Don't know why they are two different colors. The only down fall is you have to buy additional pods seperate and the best price I have foiund was 8$ for a set of four
  11. put it on my picasa page https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1wlB1j7KHt7q4EiBtlpVZZZCRENcpmfayvzEA_7rxeM?feat=directlink
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