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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.

Justin Smith

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  1. Chicken wire energized with an electric fence controller.
  2. What the heck is primary wire? You mean THHN/THWN?
  3. Or use a varistor. Then you can change it whenever.
  4. You'll be fine with some #14 thwn in conduit for all of this.
  5. I would've "accidentally" shined some 1000W blinders on the perputrator's car.
  6. Walmart here has a ton of C9's. I'm waiting until they go to 75% off to wipe them out!
  7. Walmart here has a ton of C9's! Everything else is wiped clean!
  8. Just today, I was playing with all of my new lights, when my Dad came home from the discount store, With a new set of Eyeball lights! I'm back in business!
  9. He can't use SPT because it's not rated for 240 volts to ground.
  10. I'd leave the PVC white or grey.
  11. Mine are all 12AWG! Try winding up a 100-footer of that!
  12. I only managed to walk out with 4 sets after hiting L's, Home Depot, and Wallyworld.
  13. I almost bought a case too until I examined them. I'll just keep sticking with my 12/3!
  14. It cost my friend's parents 5 grand just to move a pole! Keep in mind, you still have to add the pole for the meter, add another pole for a transformer, pay for the transformer, meter, panel, gfi's permits, labour, inspections, the list rambles on and on.
  15. http://www.dollartree.com/assets/product_files/pdf/recall_20060810.pdf Check this out...You may find yourself pulling alot of cords.
  16. You might be cheaper buying or leasing a large generator. Most large Diesel models ars so quiet you cannot hear them.
  17. Ask your EC about cost for materials, but for the poco's transformer, drop, and time you might be looking at 10 grand.
  18. I'm not too savvy with european wiring, but in the US, light strings have a female connector and you can usually plug 3-10 strings together depending on the size of the wires.
  19. You might be able to order chinese lights made for use in the US, as well as wire, connectors, gfi's, etc, and then use a 240-120/240 center-tapped autotransformer to run your lights (keep in mind, here in the US, we run our lights on 120 volts, 60Hz), and maybe it'll be cheaper because you're ordering directly from china.
  20. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!
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