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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.

Sabre03

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About Sabre03

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  • Birthday 01/29/1977

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    Michigan
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    Married, farmer
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    motorcycles, hunting
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    estate manager
  • About my display
    first year, but i managed to put up 12,000 lights and hope to double it next year

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  1. I have the song sequenced but just realized, my copy from Amazon is missing the word hula hoop. does anyone have this song that is not missing the word Hula hoop. I just heard it on the radio and hula hoop is in the song, not sure why my Amazon copy is missing it. if someone could email it to me that would be great. [email protected] thank you very much Jason
  2. every year I branch wrap four large trees in my yard with red green and white. always looking for a way to simplify my setup. has anyone ever tried using red green and white flood lights to illuminate a small maple or other such tree? just thinkin if this idea illuminates the tree good this would save me tons of hours
  3. mine is 3 inch by 3 inch square tubing quarter inch thick steel. it has been galvanized. I have a sleeve that is permanently cemented into the ground and this pipe slides down into the sleeve. my tree is 20 feet tall and I put 96 strands on it. this winter had some real heavy snow and high winds and it never budged
  4. that is the original done by someone else. The original version from the movie was performed by Mavis Staples. the other versions still have the same music and same words but it's not the same vocalist
  5. thank you jihans, but that is not the original. daniel was able to hook me up. I don't understand why they make it so difficult to find the music to this movie
  6. thank you very much, emailing you now. I know it's expensive, I looked at buying it last night on Amazon and almost fell over when I saw the price
  7. I just looked again, it's not there. If you have a link that would be great but I am not seeing it
  8. I will check again, I was searching on Amazon last night and could not find it. I could find covers of the song but not the original
  9. I have searched the web and only come up with covers, or downloads from untrusted sites. Does anyone have this mp3 and is willing to share with me? My email is [email protected] Thanks Jason
  10. I took a heavy burlap bag that farmers sell 100 pounds of corn in. I went to Lowes and bought 4 80 pound bags of concrete and put 1 80 pound bag in each burlap bag. I have 2 bags on the front of the star and 2 bags on the back. few weeks ago when Hurricane Sandy came through we had 60 mile per hour winds here in Michigan and it never moved
  11. what is this Christmas card exchange? I'm very interested
  12. Sabre03

    Michigan Mini?!

    Frankenmuth works for me
  13. that is a lot of strings, I'm doing my first Mega tree this year, it is also a 20 footer. I'm going 24 channel, 32 strings of each color 96 strings total. could you make it work with 96 strings? would make things a little bit easier.
  14. I light 4 pines that are 20 feet wide and maybe 35 feet tall in my yard. I use my buddies swimming pool pole with a coat hanger on top. Each tree takes about 25 100 ct strands. the polls vary from 10 feet long to 60 feet long. he ordered them from a swimming pool supply company
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