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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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  • 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.

crazy christmas man

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  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    your a mean one Mr Grench
  • Location
    FLORIDA
  • Biography
    LOVE THE HOLIDAYS,
  • Interests
    OUT DOOR ACTIVIES
  • Occupation
    contractor
  • About my display
    8th year I have about 130,000 lights now i need to make the dance, now moving to LED RGB

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  1. http://www.countdownclockcodes.com/cd/ccc-christmas/show.swf?clickURL=http://www.countdownclockcodes.com/&clickLABEL=Countdown-Clocks&flashLABEL=CountdownClockCodes&skin=http://www.countdownclockcodes.com/cd/ccc-christmas/skins/40.jpg&text=Merry Christmas&untilColor=6724095&textColor=0&datesColor=0&year=2012&month=11&day=25&hour=7&minute=31&second=21&x=95&y=96" quality="high" bgcolor=...

  2. Put Christ Back In Christmas, I Know its July, but i'm finally caught up on last year and, I wanted to share this with everyone, I made this for my first show this year, and I had people standing on the side of the street with tears in their eyes, so I used it, to start the Show in Multi color and did a Solid White version for Half Show. We all do this for enjoyment, and we don't realize the effect that it has on people. I live in South Florida and their are a lot of older people that have a problem driving after dark. by the end of the first week playing, we had cars lining the streets with average age of 70, they were all riding together in vans form the retirement community 30 minutes away. Some one worked in that area a told a lady while she was having coffee what she had seen the ***ht before, so she drove by that ***ht and seen the show, every ***ht afterwards she brought everyone she could load up or drive, when I ask her how she liked the show, she turned and said God Bless The Person that Did this for the community. I never told her it was my house. I am truly blessed, by the enjoyment everyone experienced this passed CHRISTMAS. Please remember why we do this, and I hope everyone brings a Tear to someone this year.
  3. Thank you, for your comments, I have RGW floods that should help the house, and I bought 24-2 foot snow flakes for the roof, but I ran out of time, I have 40 feet of fence to the right of the show and it goes around the corner another 80 feet which has lights along the top and Icicles but it looked dark because of the distance, I would like to direct the traffic that way this year and I need something to pull everyone that way. My wife loves the show but hates clutter, i have about 50 RGW candy canes from the past years but looked a little bit dull compaired to the front yard, so I left them out and I just bought another 11- 5 foot trees after christmas on sale $5.00 ea at Home Depot i won't to add but she says it will look cluttered. I think if I put them along the fence and space them out every 4-5 feet it may help brighten the back drop up more. Any Thoughts on that.
  4. This was my First year, I started with 10 controllers / 160 Channels and Approx 80,000 lights, I would like to know the thoughts of the people that have been doing this awhile. what could I do to make it better this year, everyone Loved it, But as you can see I had big trees in the view, and things looked cramped to me. I have 2 more controllers for this year 2012, and would like to do leaping polls or more mini trees, please watch and comment on show, I know that I need a better Video
  5. Ive had the same problem with my controllers, they are the New G2 controllers, I bought 11 this Oct. and 4 are doing the same thing, one has 4 bad channels, one has two channels stuck open and the other two have one channel, so I called LOR and they are having a problem with the new G2 boards, and Dan is sending me new boards out to fix them with, the older boards can be reset with the jumper, read the owners manual on LOR for your Box, it will explain how, and that works some times, but the new G2 boards cant be reset. I Tried. so I highly advise if you bought the new boards contact LOR. ASAP
  6. Hope you felling better, I had a Heart attack 16 month a go, ended up with Quad Bipass at 48, now I just do alittle bit on my display every day. Dont rush youself just do something every day and your display will look just fine. It is like theropy for me.
  7. try this link, you can make this.http://www.christmaslightshow.com/mega-tree-hook-head-outdoor-Christmas-decorations.html
  8. here is a link to a mega tree topper kit, this is what I use. http://www.christmaslightshow.com/mega-tree-hook-head-outdoor-Christmas-decorations.html
  9. look for a sign company in your area, they can tell you where, or get it for you
  10. Finally, got my order in for my 10 Controllers, figured 160 would be a good start for my first year. Some how when I split the order, I ordered 12 so it's going to be 192 my first year, Wahoo!!!!! they have been shipped and will be here Thursday. But thats not the curve ball, I got a call from my future Son-in law and my Daughter and they have decided to get married on Nov 12th and want us to throw the wedding, Nothing like short notice, He is 24 and in the Army, She is 21 and they have been togeather over a year now. So does any one know where I can find the Wedding March Sequance and their favorite song, Auguest Burns Red, O Come O Come Emanual, I'm going to use the extra Controllers for their wedding in 16 to 32 Channels to light the Reception and supprize them and about 70 Guest, but I dont have any time, to work on the Songs. I Started last month putting up lights, I've been buying them all summer, waiting on the LOR sale. Now we are working on our first display and trying to help plan a Wedding. Thats the Curve Ball, But a Wounderfull One, May get him to help in the Yard TOOO.
  11. Last year and a half was not a good time for me, you see it started in Febuary 2009. I went to the VA for my yearly check up, I was 48 years old and in good health. They conducted a stress test on me and all the results were fine. well after that, I started felling tired all the time. March and April went by and I didnt fill any better, so my wife made me an appointment with my local Dr. she said im grumpy all the time and something is wrong with me. In May stuff really got bad. I started getting alot of pain in my chest after I ate something. This went on for a couple of weeks so my doctor made me an appointment for an upper GI, and just to make sure with the heart doctor, May 15 I went in for the second stress test in less than 4 months. when i got there they said I have blockage in two main arteries, I need Emergency Stents put in. So they made me go to the hosipital on Sunday for the stents on Monday morning. The surgen took me in to do the stents and had to stop. He told my wife and me that he cannot do it, I need emergency open heart surgery or I would Die. May 18 2009 I had open heart surgery, they found 4 completly clogged arteries and evidence that I had a heart attack some time in the last 6 months. I spent the last 15 months healing from what could have been certain death. This month I turn 50, and I owe my Life to my Wife and God. I told both of them, that I will spend my last breath, to give the children of our community the best Christmas Light Show they have ever seen.
  12. Sams Club in South Tampa has their Christmas Stuff out, 200 ct mini LED $19.95 150 Ct, C-6 same $19.95 I got mine yesterday.
  13. Tampa, Fl. Sams Club is selling Christmas Lights, Bought 20- 150 ct c-5 rolls yesterday
  14. Tampa Fl. Sam's Club has lights out 150 ct C-5 LED 19.98, mini 200 ct 19.98
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