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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.

    King of Fades

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    About King of Fades

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    • Birthday 11/02/1973

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      96 channels
    • Location
      Elkhorn, WI
    • Biography
      long time Christmas lighter...all static. 2011 will be the first year I go digital show style
    • Interests
      lights, fishing, real estate
    • Occupation
      Life Insurance Underwrtier
    • About my display
      16 channel LOR, just starting out. I have it set up in my basement to work on sequences.

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    1. Local firefighter performs a charity light show in Elkhorn, WI raising money for our local fire department. The animated light show features 40,000 lights, professional voiceovers, and over 50 strobe lights. 843 Chelsea Drive Elkhorn, WI 53121 www.facebook.com/elkhornlightshow tune to 88.5 FM to listen to the lights
    2. Head up north to Elkhorn Wisconsin! 843 Chelsea drive, the Elkhorn Light Show.
    3. I like this song. I really like the chord progression in the chorus. Not sure it will fit into the style of my show, I'll have to ask the boss. LOL
    4. I couldn't take all the pressure. I just had to add this song to the light show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Z7m6ySd30
    5. do you have talking faces with your sequences?
    6. Daryl, "liked" your page. I'm up to date, too!
    7. Looks very nice! Thinking of doing something similar...can I use Lightorama software to progam these RGB lights? Thank you.
    8. I "liked" many of these pages! Here's mine.. http://www.facebook.com/elkhornlightshow Thank you!
    9. FYI....I will have video up of the sequences in about one week.
    10. I have 2 sequences to share that I use in my Halloween show. -Rhianna-"where have you been" -edited out the part that says "now _ _ _ _ king pay me" on the original audio -Pitbull version of "we run the night" 96 channel sequences, although I think only 80 are actually programmed. Both sequences have singing faces (we run the night only required one face, "where have you been" has 2 singing faces) and lights. Audio will not be included. If interested, please make a donation to my charity through my light show's Wepay page and send me your email. All proceeds benefit our local fir
    11. great! Thank you! Admin: please close this thread!
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