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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.
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  • 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.

Paul / Shadow

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  1. Got a star for My nativity And a replacement sheep for the stolen one last year, he is going to have an alarm contact on him when he goes out. He's the 28" big sheep.
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  3. My trouble is I have no idea of what they are worth. I know I have more some place, let me know ideas fair price You might give.
  4. Well went to My Hobby Lobby tonight and well it's Christmas and this is hitting the top of My Carousel Oh I Love it so many things I need.
  5. I might, I got some last year and not much into them, let me take pics and post.
  6. You can always come to Broken Arrow and join our Toys for Tots drive, two of the for news channels come by and last year we were actually on the national Morning show.
  7. Hey I did see at Wal Mart 4 Doves for $12.98 in the sporting goods, life size.
  8. So what PTZ did You get. I love the system, I just got one of the D1 DVR's in for a customer and two cameras with the tag reading software, will be interesting to see if any differance.
  9. I really like the system and will add 4 cameras ro the front yard specific for Christmas this year, two in the Nativity and two on the street covering the cars in front of the house plus the other 6 in the front now. the part I like is I can look at it from my phone anyplace in the world.
  10. Just got my Zmoda 16 channel with HDMI, 32" monitor, 4 PTZ cameras and 6 HI res Cams, got 6 Christmas Channels for My display.
  11. This was the first run to see how it was going to work befor we set everything around it.
  12. I did it this year, my screen was 6'x4' and used power point, of which kept locking, don't think I will do it again, and if You are 30' away you need a larger screen then 4 x 6, hard to see. Made the screen from Spandex streched tight over a 2"x2" frame, stood up thru the weather, had my projector in the bathroom window it all worked other then Power Point.
  13. We just LOVE watching the families shop for Christmas, that is our Joy is to watch Faces.
  14. We have so much fun, this year we had 5 trailers, mine was doble decked, we deliver them and get to watch folks get toys for the children. And yes thats me coming down the ramp.
  15. We Love Toys for Tots, they had Guys out several nights taking in toys with us, I think our total this year was around 4000 toys, we love them and they love us, great to work with, but You must contact them, our guys provide boxs, posters, banners, a ton of stuff.
  16. Couldn't pass the Snowman for $10.00, he will go well with my big Santa.
  17. Never silly, just a good time, we love big inflatables, my 16' santa in the back yard, the hot air ballon on the roof, I AM ready to go, I am starting on my 8' wide Carousel and my full size nativity.
  18. R U telling me I am suppose to put them away now.
  19. I watched everyone talk about Craigs list, went on line and found thes for a deal. And if You look in the background my deer that arrived for the 8' Carousel. ready to get started.
  20. This year we got to take a little over 4000 toys to Toys for Tots, Kevin started it and the addition , well more folks are getting in and decorating and with that more traffic and more toys for the Children. The picture below is our back fence Above is one part of the front yard, this year put a video screen in. Next year building a wood stable instead of the inflatable and an 8' across carasel, good size. And below my first attempt at a tree on my Flag pole. And Santa on the roof in the hot air ballon. Looking also into light controlers, more small trees, and 2013 maybe a ferris wheel, around 12-15' tall. Sorry next year better pics. And the 48 race car, GONE, DONE, OUT of here. By the way I love my 16' Santa in the backyard.
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