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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.

ka3tno

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  1. How about springs? We were thinking of hooking a spring to a rope/wire thimble that would be attach to the bottom of each light strings. The other end of the springs would get attached to the 10 foot ring that makes the bottom of the mega tree.
  2. Bought our three ticket for the Philly show 8 PM. But a little disappointed. The tickets we received are in section 6 about half way back and to the right of the stage. I when back later that night to see what tickets were still availably and found tickets for section 2 15 rows from the center stage. I am wondering why anyone was not offered those seats when they went on sale at 10 AM. I did try getting different seats but was still getting the same section 6. Don't get me wrong but I would sit anywhere to see TSO. Two years ago we were 13 rows back from center stage and they were great. Yes it was a little difficult to see everything going on. But it was awesome went someone played center stage. Just had to vent a little. Kevin
  3. Thanks Guys Shot some HD video tonight in the snow. Looks good except for some cars passing in front of the camera. I always wanted some video of the show in the snow. Now to get it up on the web site. Kevin
  4. I was thinking of shoting some video tonight. Thanks
  5. Hey Greg Not to many LED's this year. We realize LED's run cool. Thanks Kevin
  6. We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of the white stuff today. Does anyone run there lights say at 30% to keep the snow from covering there lights? We would like the run the show tonight. Thanks Kevin
  7. Not far from you LOL. See you Saturday night if not sooner. Kevin
  8. We ordered tickets today for Philly show at 8 PM but were a little disappointed. Web site would not give me four seats together on the floor or in lower level. But still can't wait to see them for the fourth year. We did get floor seats. Just won't be able to sit with our friends Kevin
  9. Looks good buddy. There going to look better then mine from last year. Kevin PS Can't wait till we see TSO. Seating here listening to five of there new songs from the new Night Castle album.
  10. Hey Darrel Did you get my PM? Check out this table top lighted house I have. I have been trying to find out who made this house. But not getting any replies. Kevin @ Stonybrook Lights
  11. Hey Chris I did try it and I still get the same message. Did you order one last year with a code? Kevin
  12. I went to order a new banner for this year and I got this. The promotional code SZFXFH is for promotion One Free Banner. This promotion has already been used on 27-Aug-08 with order xxxxxxxx and cannot be used again. Bummer I guess this is a ones in a live time promotion. Kevin
  13. Hey Guys Just wanted everyone to know I received my 60 male and female SPT-2 plugs from Darryl. They work fine with Skycraft SPT-2 wire. They are a little tight on Carol SPT-2 wire but work fine. You just need to push them on a little harder. Also wanted to add Darryl is surely on the ball with shipping. We received them fast. Kevin @ Stonybrook Lights
  14. Hey Guys Thanks for your input. I ordered 60 of the male and female SPT-2 plugs from Darryl. Just hoping they work well with the 3000 feet of SPT-2 18 Awg wire I ordered from Skycraft . Thanks Again Kevin
  15. Hello All I was wondering if ChristmasLightShow's SPT-2 male and female plugs are the same as Action Lighting's or how well ChristmasLightShow plugs fit on Skycraft SPT-2 wire. Thanks Kevin
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