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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.

Rhode Island Lights

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About Rhode Island Lights

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  • Birthday 06/23/1994

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    This all all started years ago when my Father was my age. My Grandmother would cut Christmas Figurines out of plywood, and place them in their yard each year. They had a Snowman Family, Two Gingerbread Houses, A set of 10ft Toy Soldiers, And Santa popping out from A Chimney! My Grandfather also Outlined the entire house with good'ole C9 Lights. It only gets better! The campground that my grandparents had a site at, would celebrate Christmas in July. This also led to a site decorating contest. My father Created A 12ft tall 2D Snowman & Santa out of cardboard boxes. We also lined up 3 large tables with Christmas Animated Figurines, as my grandmother collected them and placed them around her tree each year. Did I mention Their Tree ALLWAYS had real popcorn garland, and Bubble lights each year?!
  • Location
    Pawtucket R.I.
  • Biography
    Native to R.I. and have been decorating my house by myself for about 8 years now.
  • Interests
    Light-O-Rama, Running the local Haunted House, Live Sound & Lights for bands & Stage performances.
  • Occupation
    Live Sound. Stage Lighting.
  • About my display
    32 Channels of Light-O-Rama, 20 ft Mega Tree, 20 ft Spiral Tree, 7 Mini Trees, 3ch Star, Mini Firework Poles and lots more!

    (Original Display) 12 channels Computer Control through the Parallel Port. Red, Green, Blue Mega Tree (12ft tall) 6 Mini Trees. 3 PreLite Colored/White Wire Frame Trees 6ft. tall. Lots more to Come!!!
  1. I am a former member of planet Christmas, and i have been using this site for about 4 years now. Just recently my account was deleted for no reason. (I was an active user on the site) Any possability's as to why this happened? Thank You, Brian C. Rhode Island Lights
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