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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.

    Lights on Light Street Ct

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    1. I started with 6 Channel's (Mr. Christmas) X-mas in 2011, by X-mas 2012 i had 32 LOR hannel's now i got 64 Channel's but my First Controller i purchased has bad triax , i emailed LOR they sent me replacem,ent parts (Great response time too ) but my newest issue is lack of extension cords still fighting company i purchased a large amount from over why only 12 worked outta 64, bad thing there from china or japan, so as of now between a few PC crashes loss of seq's aand mp3 files im almost back to where i can re-start seq'n , but still got to remove the first controller and replace triax's and ho
    2. i use the stereo for testing the lenght and the main source is my PC's output to the amplifier
    3. yes Lepai Stereo class-T Digital Audio Amplifier / LP-2020A+ / 20w rms Polk Audio Atrium 4, Outdoor All-Weather Speakers The wire runs are 25feet and 32ft from amplifier to the actual speaker yes ive double checked on the amplifier the shorter distance is the one barely heard , but fine if I run it from stereo in front of the house, from house to other side of street - the street is only big enough for one car to park and a second to squeeze by, The Lepai worked great this time last year, now I have checked all wires even connected my stereo to the speakers to make sure it was
    4. My Driveway Arch Made of Electrical Conduit at each weak point I used a smaller conduit and screwed the sections together so it made it solid, I lucked out each end goes into a fence pole cemented into the groud, I used eye hooks which are drilled into the pipe and made pvp sections that hook into those eyes just a little heat bending for the main curves and did this for a few holiday so I have sections to make putting up different holidays easier, granted this was from 2012 and I have improved on my idea a little for 2013
    5. I have the "Lepal Stereo class T-digital audio amplifier" isnt giving me the sound i want anyone know of another one better quality but wont put me back another controller?
    6. i think you need to look under holdman lights i tihnk he got the dual layered trees and alot more
    7. I am looking for idea's I got the ray 27 channel board it's Power Converter I tried clear plastic bin for shoes , doesn't exactly hold all it nicely, I am looking for something I can mount the power converter and the ray 27 channel board into and have it mounted on a wall, I looked for the grey box from LOR but can't seem to find out where to buy just it? anyone know where and how much, other wise I thought of Home Depot orange bucket - (great container for placing next to an object) but im looking for wall mountable easily contain the objects mentioned and cheaply made but gets the job do
    8. Not exactly Halloween but 4th of July Display my First with one LOR Controller so posting my beginnings will help me keep track and allow yall to se how I have learned from you all what I know now,
    9. they look nice - im not an imflatable liking in my display type but I do like them elsewhere most like the puppy
    10. This was my Finished version of AC/DC's He**s Bells NOT the version that made it onto AC/DC's web site as the top 5 Halloween displays containing AC/DC (Which I never knew it made it on until someone from here told me about it) but this is the version with all the extra Halloween props and such done in 2012,
    11. 2012's Display 32 Channel's LOR not a lot of sequencing but improving still
    12. ok that 12ccr sequence is good no matter what song it is a lot of work went into that, Being one of the FIRST to sequence that song for my Halloween Display and later finding out about the 2004 song I was going to remove it, but he has apologized for his comments in the song and has been apologizing since, currently PSY is touring the world off his one hit wonder, as with most songs there will be someone else out there who comes up with 2013's must sequence song (BTW anyone know it yet I haven't heard anything especially up-tempo yet and worth sequencing. )and now looking at the video with 12c
    13. Helo Terry can you send me a link to the info on the GE flex strips hacking
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