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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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    Henderson, Nevada
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    Christmas Lights
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  1. Hey guys, I am forced to sell my Animated Christmas Figures, Manufactured by Hamberger Displays. From the "Picking up Santa Collection" What I currently have is: Fallen Santa is 66" long and 48" tall. Left arm and head move up and down. Elf Pushing Santa, head moves side to side. Elf Pulling, moves side to side at waist Elf on Truck, Elf stands on wooden toy truck, Overall height 63", Truck is 32" long x 17" tall. Elf moves arms up and down. The only reason that I am selling them is because I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in July and due to my treatment I had to completely stop working at the end of August. Now don't get me wrong here, I plan on kicking some cancer butt and sticking around for awhile. However I do need down size some of my display and prepare for the future, and pay some bills in the mean time. I would like to see these guys go to a local display (so I can visit them)
  2. I was contacted by vegasloveskids.com, They are looking to add a section on their site for Christmas Displays in Vegas and Henderson. If you would like to be added to their thing to do list/site, please send me a PM with your display info and address and I will forward it on to them.
  3. I think its a great idea. Have you thought about any dates or where to have one? Let me know what I can do to help.
  4. Well after moving away from veags over 2 years ago, we're heading home. We are looking forward to getting back and reconnecting with everyone. We haven't set up our entire display since we left. And it will be nice to get back in the swing of things. We did a small display last year but nothing like in the years before. Can't wait to get back and start meeting all the new pc'ers.
  5. That's what it looks like down here in Missouri. everything is starting to melt off now, but we're expected to get another round tonight.
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  7. try here http://www.christmasontv.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=36
  8. Here is a link, they are out of stock also. http://actionlighting.com/Items.asp?Criteria=holiday+hero I have the book. Like Brad said it's OK if you are just starting out You might learn more by reading the threads here @ PC, but that my opinion.:]
  9. I have 7 blowmolds now I just added one more after christmas. I'm adding them slowly. I can't find any good ones here in vegas. All that the stores sell here are the same ones that I already have plus I don't have much room to store them. After I move I'll be able to have some better storage so I'm planning on adding them next year Jason (looker :shock:) Jimenez :laughing:
  10. I'm more of a looker and browser, then poster :laughing:
  11. Sure does, Looks like MikeL (mliquori) in Glen Cove NY
  12. I've seen Doug's display in person, and boy whatanexcellent job he did.he also has little bits of intro's between songs that his children talk about different things about the display, and website.Great Job, 2 thumbs upto Doug. Jason Jimenez
  13. Thanks for the heads up. We picked up 2 yesterday. $159 each Great deal. Jason Jimenez
  14. Marshall, I know, I love the snow. well now that I live in Vegas that is. :laughing:I grew up in NY and always loved when it snowed. We have friends in Neosho and they say is snows but not to much. I can Handel that. Is'nt that funny, a 10 hour shoot and only 5 min of air time. and all the plugs you give and they edit it out. and if I remember right they used PC for there research and contacts. Jason Jimenez
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