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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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    White Plains N.Y.
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    I am 33 and I love decorating for Christmas always looking for the next hot outdoor item.
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    I love saltwater fish, football, and Halloween, Christmas
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    Well I bought a new house so this will be a new beginning

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  1. I am looking for the best and longest (feet wise) prelit warm white garland for fencing outdoors. What does everyone recommend as I have seen some really cheap ones.
  2. I purchased 2 winterberry GE trees that worked excellent. One tree no longer lights up and I found out it is the plug. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I don't know how to replace the plug. Thanks
  3. They ran out of the white so they sent me multicolored at a discount it looked awesome. Easy to setup and take down.
  4. My father made 2 8' toy soldier cutouts out of 3/4" plywood. He usually attaches to a railing and has no issues. I am looking to take them for my house as they are heavy for him to put up yearly but the area I want to put them one I can put against a tree and the other I would have to put in the ground but I know with strong wind it will take it down. ANy ideas how to make this freestand in the ground? Thanks
  5. My father is looking to make a Merry Christmas cut out of wood. Does anyone know of a good site to trace the lettering? He's is trying to make something lighter to put up as hes getting older.
  6. I noticed Atmosfear fx has a santa projection on the sleigh with reindeer and it looks like it would be nice to see outdoors in one of their images. Is their projector meant for outdoors?
  7. It looks great, I think the wind shouldn't bother it since its like net lighting on a flagpole the wind will go right through it. Have you purchased one?
  8. What is everyone's thoughts on this tree. https://www.christmasdesigners.com/christmas-trees/fairybell-tree-of-lights.html I am looking into the 20' flagpole selection but the area I have is a hill for it. Does anyone have this already would like to see real world photos/video.
  9. My wife loves the warm white LED as they are classic and clean. I am looking for outdoor trees that are warm white. I have seen the birch trees but they appear cheap. I purchased a winterberry tree and was wondering thoughts on this outdoors . Thanks.
  10. I am looking for some nice birch or white prelit trees. I see Amazon sells some but they claim the weather might affect them over time. I like how they look without leaves on it and warm white glow. Is there a way to DIY to get outdoor birch trees or plain white and wire them up myself? Thanks
  11. Has anyone done this to their house? I would think it would have to be really dark and windows covered. I have seen a site that sells different display projections but its pricy.
  12. Every season I noticed the must have light of the season. Laser lights were huge last year what is this years must have light?
  13. yes, I wish all the sets were defaulted to the same sequence I wouldn't mind but they look so good yet I need to reset all 4 nightly
  14. I purchased 4 sets of multi function net lights. The issue I have is they are connected together but I want them steady and when I turn the lights off and back on each set does a different feature it is very annoying how can I keep them all in sync. Thanks
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