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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.

GregC

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About GregC

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  • Birthday 01/29/1969

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  • My favorite Christmas story
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  • Location
    Texas
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  • Interests
    My Family, Baseball, Christmas Lights
  • Occupation
    Retail Manager
  • About my display
    LOR- 32 Channel with 25000 lights, a few blow molds and wire frame pieces.

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  1. Looked even better in person... Cant wait until your Christmas display is up.
  2. GregC

    Led Floods

    Newbie here wanting to know what led flood lights work best with LOR controllers? I can either use screw in bulbs or get new led flood that I can control the color but cost will be a factor. I'm looking to use these in my trees instead of wrapping them with lights.
  3. My youngest son likes this song and I have the music but am looking for a 32 channel sequence as I am very slow at programming in LOR as this is my first year doing it. Thanks
  4. Thats awsome ... gave me some ideas for my display
  5. Great video ... Had some had some defective strings that the light dont work but the power does but did not want to throw them out and i am always looking for a good way to save a little money.
  6. Looks great... The more organized you are when you put away the lights and cords the easier it will be to put up next year even if you are adding new elements to your display.
  7. Voted ... I've seen your house once before you turned the lights off due to traffic. Do you plan to have them on again again this year?
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