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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.

Radiojones

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About Radiojones

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  • Birthday 09/08/1972

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    All of them :)
  • Location
    Dutchtown, Louisiana
  • Biography
    I'm just a regular family guy with a wonderful wife and three beautiful children
  • Interests
    Gardening, Christmas Lights, Christmas Villages
  • Occupation
    sales
  • About my display
    All LED - I have been adding a few thousand lights every year for the past 6 years.

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  1. Thanks Ryan, I like the curtain strobes.
  2. I am looking to purchase the old style C9 strobe lights - the ones with the black bases. I have tried the xenon and led strobes and they just don't have the same affect. Does anyone know who might still sell these?
  3. Peppers, I'm running my show through January 2. Bad news is that it looks like tonight will be a rain out. Cheesehead, you are right down the street from me. I'm going to drive over to your house probably Saturday or Sunday night to see it.
  4. I've got about 57k lights on 144 channels down in Dutchtown. My address is 13124 Mill Grove Dr. Gonzales, LA 70737.
  5. I'm doing the same thing this year (St. Jude Children's Hospital). I was stumped so I went to Home Depot and spoke with the store manager. They are building me one and even though I offered to pay they wanted to do it for free. Yay for Home Depot, I will forever be a customer!
  6. I zip tie mine together and it works well. I can put out about 40 sets of net light in about 1 hour.
  7. I got 100 boxes. I would have bought more but I am out of jack!
  8. I finished my new 16' mega tree last night. Just thought I would share because I am so excited!
  9. I did the incadescent bulb thing and it worked great! Thanks for your help.
  10. I'm running into an issue that hopefully one of you will have a solution to. My mini led lights dim just fine until I have 5 or more strands on a single channel. At that point they just turn completely on or completely off. Does anyone know what is causing this and how I might overcome it? Thanks for your help!
  11. 250 watt halogen work lights, Home Depot sells them for 10 bucks. I have 12 of them and they are awesome.
  12. Hey guys, I have started a Facebook fan page so that we can share our lights and stories with those that might not be as hard core as ourselves The link is http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Christmas-Lights/118960241523875 If you could like it and maybe post some pictures and/or stories that would be a great help to getting this started!
  13. Thank You Richard! Sometimes things that seem so simple aten't until you leatn how to do it This site rocks!
  14. So I have been doing some work on sequencing today and have found something frustrating...every time i want to see the changes that i have made i have to start the mysic from the beginning. There has to be a quick way to see/listen to a part of a song. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
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