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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 jimmy61

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  • Birthday 01/22/1961

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    i don't want everybody to know all the dumb **** that i've done !!! LOL
  • Interests
    mechanical things, i like to know how things work.<br />grandkids
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    amf mechanic
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    about to start

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  1. hey jim, what about using the ws2801 strip ? I think only one of them light up at a time.
  2. my first year was with incads. and mostly leds (which i do prefer over incads.) now i would like to start messing with rgb lights as i said above, i'm looking for a good place to start learning so i know what i will need to get started. thanks jim
  3. I too would like to learn more about the rgb world i got the lor S-3 software but don't understand what is needed to connect it to the dmx universe will it run off the lor controller box without any special equipment or will i need special controllers and other gadgets ? i would love to learn how to do the rgb dmx thing, any ideas where to start looking ?
  4. where can a person go to learn more about RGB lights ? it looks cool. but need to know more about how it works and what it takes to get them to work. any info ?please pass it on.... you can get ccr or rgb strips, or rgb light strings and pixel strings. which are better and where to use them. and where to buy them? so many questions. thanks, from all of us newbees.
  5. Looks pretty darn good......................
  6. i know this is an old post but just wanted to update the fact that the eclipse 4000 and the orion are out of stock and i am looking for the eclipse. know where i can find one ? jim
  7. hey morelights thanks for the link but it says its not available for my device i love this song and need it for my display help "please"
  8. thanks for the link, it is very useful for us newbees. jim
  9. I To Am In Michigan I'm In Flint For now ! I'm Using spt-1 With No Problems
  10. where can i find music box dancer- by dj schwede in mp3 i don't see it on amazon and i don't do itunes (yet) thanks
  11. i'm looking for this song also , where can i find it ? i'm also looking for Music Box Dancer-DJ Schwede both in mp-3 thanks
  12. sounds like a very good idea. i like it
  13. check out there retro c-9 leds at there sister site http://environmentalled.com you'll be glad you did, i was
  14. just so you know i did end up getting the retro fit c-9 leds i got mine from environmentalled.com they are dimmable and bright and CHEAP check em' out http://environmentalled.com
  15. by the way dave "your crack is showing" LOL
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