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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 pastorbrian

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  • Birthday 10/20/1963

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Charlotte, NC
  • Biography
    LOR user, 80 Channels
  • Interests
    Lights of course
  • Occupation
    Pastor and Travel Manager
  • About my display
    40,000 lights

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  1. they work fine with LOR, I've used this brand for a few years.
  2. Headed to Home Depot now, I ordered 40 boxes of the 100 count multi last night for $5.58 each and just got the text that the order is ready !!
  3. Temps. in the mid 60's yesterday in Ohio (all the snow melted away). Tore down the whole display - very sad, but here's to next year !
  4. Bill helped me a few times, great guy, he will be missed. I'll be dimming my lights in honor.
  5. Thanks for the heads-up! Doesn't sound like this one will be much fun. Looks like we'll get it here in the Columbus area too - ugh.
  6. All the roof lights are tested and sorted. Hanging all the roof lights tomorrow afternoon !! Stay safe all.
  7. HD in Columbus went 75% off today and I scooped up 15 more Multi LED Icecicle lights for $2.78 a box, 10 3piece White LED Twig Trees $4.99 each. 5 6' Angels for $19.97 each, 18" spiral driveway trees x8 for $4.99 each. Big Lot's - 8 White LED rope lights (18 foot) for $9.97, 10 LED Multi 18' Rope lights also for $9.97. All in all not a bad New Years day here in Ohio.
  8. Hi I would like the sequence too please. email is past[email protected] Thank you & God Bless
  9. It was a sad day in Ohio as well Only found: 4 Cool White LED Icecicle from Walgreens - 50% off ($4.99 each) 10 Multi LED Icecicle from Home Deport - 50% off ($5.73 each) 2 Heavy 3 plug Extension cords - Lowes - 50% off ($12.47 each) Only was out a couple of hours as I checked out the stores before Christmas and didn't find anything anywhwere else.
  10. Child Safety plugs work very well. Those plastic ones that you stick in your indoor receptaclesw work great outdoors. Black tape (messy) but works ok.
  11. Hi Fellow PCers! I'm looking for the MP3 file of the THX Intro Disaster. email address - [email protected] I would greatly apprecaiate it if someone could send me the file! God Bless! Pastor Brian
  12. I have both, bought off Amazon, happy to share. PM me
  13. I gave up messing with it and just bought a new FM Transmitter, cable and antenna. Thanks Guys!
  14. LOL - yeah I changed the dip switches to different channels and the LED light is on. Checked it on house radio and car radio - nothing but static. I'm just using the antenna on the unit.
  15. I can't get any volume or range on this thing. I bought it a couple of years ago from a a fellow PCer and can't seem to get it to do broadcast. Have tried numerous stations - no luck. In the Columbus Ohio area, where does a guy take this to get it fixed? Thanks Guys for any insight or assistance. Brian
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