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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.
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Everything posted by JerryK

  1. That was cool. I loved Marshall being stuck on the house also.
  2. There is a difference between something happening in your yard and something going across a public street. Does the OP have permission to do this, I didn't notice? If that is the case then the whole community should take responsibility if something happens.
  3. Where in West Islip do you live? I grew up in West Babylon but now live in Iowa. My brother still lives in West Babylon. I was telling him about your place.
  4. Not the one with the jack that says for store use only. That jack doesn't have music come out of it. The newer version has a jack for an mp3 player, the original doesn't.
  5. First of all, these are not easy to fly. You will need to find somebody who can fly one of these. It will have to be large enough to handle the weight of the camera. I fly R/C airplanes and tried to venture into helicopters. A plane wants to fly, a helicopter doesn't. It takes constant control. Don't know what kind of camera you could use. Your best bet would be some type of spy camera like you see in pens and such. To me it seems like a big investment that I would rather put towards more lights. Good luck and show us pictures if you get it figured out.
  6. Here is a discussion where people are posting Black Friday deals.
  7. Mine have a hole in the bottom. I pound a round wooden pole into the ground and slide the candy cane over them.
  8. Not in the one he is talking about. The newer version that you can connect an mp3 player to you could. The older ones you can't.
  9. No Black Friday for me either. We have been getting stuff thru the year when we see deals. Waiting to get up early the day after Thanksgiving to fight crowds and maybe not get what I wanted just doesn't sound like fun. I can do alot of shopping from my easy chair on the internet.
  10. You have to make sure you are logged in. After you log in towards the right it says view new content.
  11. ITunes has it also. I have a good recording of it that has just that song on it. Someone gave it to me as a gift so can't tell you where it came from.
  12. Do you mind my asking what software you use to make these.
  13. I think you people really need to learn copyright laws. "I can make a thousand copies of song, (not sure why I would). And I can maintain and use that song for my own personal use, or have folks over and listen to the song, all i want. And I can play it out doors for everyone to enjoy, and some are going to bring me a beer to enjoy while we sit and listen to a copy of a song I purchased, (oh oh, I think i just profited from my song). " Perfectly legal "Now, my orginal copy disapeared years ago. and a freak emp pulse wipes me out. But a friend of mine had a back up copy of most of my tunes stored at his house for me on a compurer drive. So whats the issue. I purchased the music some time over my 40yrs of music collection. " Not legal, friend purchased songs not you. This is the same as P2P sharing. You didn't buy the music, ripping off musicians. "So what about the gift of music? If I purchase a cd / dvd and give it to my son, who then inivites people over to share the music movie with, and they give him a beer while they listen to or watch (he benefited). Can he be charged as he did not purchase the rights to the music.Can I be held liable for illeagle distribution of copyrighted materials by giving some one a gift? No, you purchased the cd/dvd , what you do with it is up to you. Oh forgot to mention it was a real good cd, so I made a copy for myself, see I purchased the CD / DVD. " This is illegal, ripping off again. Is just gets me when people can put all kinds of money in to LOR and thousands of lights but can't spend a lousy buck to legally buy a song. If sharing is going on with this site and gets reported, the site could be shut down. Then would that make all of you who think it's fine to share music happy. The solution is very simple, like Chuck said, just buy the music and don't ask for it for free.
  14. I have never understood why the songs are pulled from youtube. Perhaps youtube is making money from these. My band hasn't put out CD's but we have to pay fees in order to play in a money making venue. We cannot just rip these songs off a CD and then play them when we learn them. If I had a cd out and 1 person bought that 1 cd and then shared it with 10 other people who used that song in their display, yes it would bother me. If those same 10 people bought that and own it, then no, it wouldn't bother me. Now if they were charging for people to see their display, even though they owned that cd, it would bother me.
  15. Ask for help, just don't ask for someone to give you music for free when it can be bought.
  16. Yes, it is to help. But, Chuck has also mentioned numerous times not to ask for music in these forums. Plus these are the 3 rules "We're positive, family friendly and Christmas centric." It doesn't say in the rules we have to help each other. I am a musician and it bugs me when people ask for free music. Just as if some software developer had people asking for their software for free.
  17. Mine was too. I had to re register. My user id and password didn't work.
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