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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 imjustagirl22

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  • Birthday 07/22/1978

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Well I do love the Griswold Family Christmas Story ;) I strive to put up as many lights as Clark W Griswold
  • Location
    Buena Park, CA
  • Biography
    I love Halloween and Christmas!
  • Interests
    Decorating and traveling
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  • About my display
    I have only recently started decorating for Christmas, only two years now, Christmas 2011 will be my first with a light o rama set up. Wish me luck! I have experience decorating though because I have been decorating for Halloween for 8 years now.

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  1. thank you everyone!! So i should make a loop show for after the real show. Ok just one more question, right now I'm using the "Simple show builder" will it work with that, or do i have to get technical? Im lucky that i even figured out how to sequence lol
  2. Is there a way to leave my display on static when the LOR show is over? I don't want to switch my cords or anything Im hoping that there is a program for it Please help! Merry Christmas!!
  3. wow! you are amazing! Great display! Is it animated also? I love the Real blanket of snow! Here in so Cal, we have to buy the rolls of fake snow to put over the grass.
  4. I sent you a PM. I have this set up
  5. My husband and i are gonna power thru the weekend setting up in 70 and 68 degrees. I better find a light sweater, thats chilly for So Cal
  6. Check out the mall Kiosks Cart things, They can make Vinyl letter decals. Like the ones you would use on car that way they will stand up to the weather. I live in So Cal and they are popular out here (the little cart things). Not sure if that would be of interest to you
  7. I have already got my Christmas Cards Come on People lets have some fun! Sign up! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
  8. I was telling my husband he should take the christmas lights w/ him to the roof when he takes down the ones from halloween and just swap them that way he only has to get on the roof one or two times
  9. Wow! lets get more people to sign up for the Christmas Card exchange! There are only 10 of us! I know we ALL have MAJOR Chirstmas Spirit!! Lets do it! Come on Peeps, I would love to hand make you a glittery card w/ love!!
  10. I also suffer from Over-decorator-itis!! there is no fun in "less is more" lol!!
  11. No!! lol! my kids showed me this video the other day and I wish I could UN see it I should ground them! And Thank you for making my light show possible! You are awesome!
  12. @jarnaez, its cool, where are you located? And I have so much more stuff that comes out closer to Halloween cuz I get nervous that it might walk away
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