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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.

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About superman62

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  • Birthday 08/23/1979

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Memories of decorating with my father.
  • Location
    Albany, Ga
  • Biography
    36 year old father of 2, have done lighting displays since i was a little kid with my father, Went animated in 2011 and continue to grow.
  • Interests
    home improvement, anything that keeps me in my shop, and being a father
  • Occupation
    Teacher
  • About my display
    Animated with roughly 20,000 lights on 80 channels, blowmolds, and a few custom features. Featured in local paper and local news.

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  3. Ok so does anyone have a pic of the c9 fix, I am currently using night lights and old glade plug ins bur neither is rated for outdoors and they get kinda hot
  4. Hobby Lobby has been full stock since August here in Albany ga. Lowes is about 1/4 stock. With the rest of the skus arriving Thursday according to my contact.
  5. Bill are you going to be able to do your display this year?
  6. I have 3 lor controllers and 2 dlight, the dlight controllers appear in the software as lor controllers you just have to use the dlight hardware utility to test the dlight contollers. The dlight contollers control my singing Christmas tree quartet. The only issue I noticed is that they do shimmer slower than the lor contollers. Other than that I am pleased with my set up.
  7. We had a great year, one of the local mega churches mentioned our display generating a lot more traffic. We ran 12,000 lights on 80 channels with most of the attention placed on the singing Christmas tree quartet from holiday coro. We only had to shutdown 2 nights do to weather. I already have ideas for next year but I may take a month off just to regain my sanity.
  8. Welcome to the insanity, you will find a lot of good information and good people here
  9. the new tr outlets have to have both blades go in at the same time. even still the first few times are hard but they do loosed up after a while. there are som tr outlets that will not realease if not properly grounded but those are monster expensive and probably not used for residential building. I have only seen those used in hospitals and prisons. Hope this helps
  10. BEHIND!!!!! I still have props to build, new outlets to install, sequences to clean up, lights to test. What am I doing on the computer!!!!
  11. The local merck chemical plant always displayed a life size nativity every Christmas, I gre up looking forward to seeing it every year. Later when I proposed to my beautiful wife I drove her to it and took her to see it up close. There I asked her to be my wife. Years later when an idiot complained about it being displayed on mercks property, they donated it to my church. My pastor knowing the story of how I proposed asked my wife and I to be the caretakers of the set, and to set it out every year
  12. Darlene our depot will do more than 5, you just have to do multiple transactions
  13. will start next week once halloween is down. still have some sequences to clean up and a few props to finish. I will have the week of thanksgiving off to finish up and hopefully lights on black friday.
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