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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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About juicedss

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  • Location
    Grand Island, NY
  • Biography
    Not much to tell.
  • Interests
    Motorcycles and cars
  • Occupation
    AV Technician
  • About my display
    None yet, but I have plans.....
  1. My Walmart has cases and cases. I was there the other day and they hardly had any. Seems like someone must have found them in the stockroom.
  2. I grabbed another 7500 multi incans at Walmart for $1.25/box tonight.
  3. I did ok. Bought 64 boxes of clear incan 100 count last week at $2.50. Got Home Depot to honor the sale price from today so ended up paying $1.25/box. Purchased another 54 boxes this a.m. HD had 50 count multis for 2.93 so I picked up 26 of those. Got the 180 count C3 leds at Sam's. And a big 21" fiber optic ornament too! lol I also have 40 boxes of 100 count multi incans on the way from HD from last week. I had a coupon which made them the same price as today.
  4. I got about 5 inches of heavy snow overnight and everything is still standing.
  5. Grand Island, NY (Buffalo) Show has been running for 2 nights so far. 64 channels, 15000 lights.
  6. I think they'll look good when they get in the yard. They are 70ft. from the street so I can use the brightness.
  7. I decided to re wrap mine. I figured they'd show more light without the garland. I wrapped from top to bottom and added 1 more string. Each of mine have 300 red, 300 white and 300 green incans. They are considerably brighter now.
  8. Between yesterday and today I picked up 2500 red, 2500 green and 6000 clear minis. Red and green from Lowes and clear from Valu home centers which is in NY and PA. I bought them all at regular price (Less than $3 per box). I know they will go fast so I got them now and can live with the price.
  9. I went over the border yesterday to Canada and picked up a bunch of icicle lights I needed. Nothing here in my area.
  10. Mine was just a static display this year but I took it all down today. No real snow here in Buffalo yet so I figured we are due and I would take advantage.
  11. Picked up 3800 mini 100ct. from 3 different Target stores. No green to be found.
  12. Very cool! The closet thing I have is 200 LEDs on my Harley. lol
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