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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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    I am a married 34 year old male with two children 14 and 5.
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    Christmas displays, fourth of july fireworks and I love tinkering with electronics. Been fixing xbox360's for a couple years now. for years
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  1. Does anyone have any santa voices to a three channel singing santa that i could put in between my my sequences that anybody would like to share.
  2. pugs575

    Wow Lights Setup

    2 -16 channel mega tree 10 minis 2 channel each 2- 8 channel arches. 2- 8 channel start bursts. 5 stars, 3 channel santa. 2 for house, 6 channels grid across roof
  3. Does anyone have this setup from wow lights. These guys are great people to do business with. I got 128 channels and was looking for something out of the ordinary for this setup. Its up and running just thought I would ask you great people if anyone had anything you could share. Thank you to all of you for your help.
  4. Hello again Charlie. Yes I'm looking for anything that follows 1 mega tree 16 channels. 4 arches 2 star bursts. 5 shooting stars 6 yard channels. The wow lights . Com 64 to 128 channel setup. Thanks again.
  5. Once again no time to finish my personal sequencing, Anyone got any wow light 128 channel sequence ideas .
  6. Does anyone have a wowlights 64 channel setup that would like to trade custom sequences. Got quite a few to trade wanting something different this year, no time to sequence myself.
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