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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 TheBanker

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  • Birthday 09/27/1963

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    Austin - Buda, Texas
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  1. Very good. Anyone else use it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. This is a brand new artist, Elle Zamudio, and this is her first releases. She has about 5 Christmas songs done and they are great to do lights to!! Please make sure and buy her downloads. She may be interested in filming a music video in front of a light show if you let me know that your doing one. Here is a youtube of her: http://youtu.be/TOiHg5r_cmw And on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Bold-Christmas/dp/B00A2O5PTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352609538&sr=8-1&keywords=elle+zamudio I really really wanted to save her for myself but I think its better for her to get the exposure.
  3. it will be great to see you guys with all your RGB stuff!
  4. This year the Lone Star Holidays Academy has been changed to "The Academy". It has been opened to everyone and there is a very large concentration on DIY this year. RJ has merged his 2012 event into "The Academy". I would like to invite everyone (forum owners and guests) to take part in this one of a kind event and invite all, to be vendors, do advertising, hold classrooms, do display's, or any other involvement you are interested in. Please let me know if you are interested, William Talbot VP Lone Star Holdiays http://www.theultimateacademy.com/
  5. And this is for all those who already registered too??!!!
  6. TheBanker

    Hello Texans!

    Welcome to Austin, Texas!
  7. I just see melting plastic, molded together extension cords. That thing has got to get hot in there. I have had stuff melt in my garage and it probably never reached the temps you will in that trailer. I would see about more ways to keep it cool.
  8. Happy Mardi GRAS!!

    1. Joker4452


      Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

    2. Pumpkin King

      Pumpkin King

      In the spirit of Mardi Gras...MONTREZ-MOI VOS SEINS! Then I'll give you some beads! ;-)

  9. Are you kidding me? "do you ever feel like a plastic bag"?

    1. JHolmes


      Stretched out and bloated? Sure :P

    2. TheBanker


      I heard these lyrics to a Katie Perry song for the first time today.

  10. Its still funny, when I open the sliding glass door and my dog runs into the screen door.

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