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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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    1. Who is the best cost and service for rope light, I am looking for the rope that has the two colors in one rope and a controller for it. any ideas.
    2. This year we made it with nothing stolen, 13 cameras in front and 2 in back with signs and a cable thru every thing, so happy, all my sheep stayed in the yard, thankful.
    3. Well after getting a slow start, and as the Doc came up with, "THE FUNK" we had a great Christmas, right at 4000 toys to Toys for Tots, Lot of warm clothes for our Family on the streets of Tulsa, we are again Blessed, and already thinking about next year, have a video picked out for the screen in the yard and more ideas. Hope the Funk in our lives can be past and have an amazing 2014.
    4. My 2013 Christmas. [sharedmedia=videos:videos:584]
    5. I totally love Nativities, and this year I added the Cross for the complete story, with a video that ties the story together. Love both of the pics above.
    6. Ok it's all worth going out in the snow and wind to turn every thing on, several limos, two trolley's and tons of cars, it's Monday night 7:00pn 18 deg. and folks still coming by it's worth it now.
    7. We got a little sleet and 6" of snow with -2 this morning, warmed up to 18 this afternoon. I have a hot air balloon with Santa in it but no way can I get to him to air up so he is down until Wed. when the heat wave comes 35deg and maybe melts the ice on the roof.
    8. I have a CZE-7C I picked up on EBAY, works great for about 2 blocks.
    9. We did get 6" of snow also and no controller.
    10. I have a 12' green led tree, last night when I turned every thing on the majority of them were dim, it's 18deg out, are they effected by cold temps, after being on for a while they looked ok, just wondering.
    11. Big Lots has a great price on theirs, I buy mine from them.
    12. Every thing including the video A+++++++++++ Great job.
    13. Last year I had 8, upgraded to 16, have the front really well covered, I have one HD IP came in the back as well as a ptz, 2 ptz's in the front, thinking about more. How many do You have on Your display?
    14. Scott Thanks for making me laugh, I had every thing up but could not get my transmitter to work, had an ugly BUZZZZZ, got on line and pulled up the manuel and went back thru the set up and it's amazing IT WORKS. Google is so amazing
    15. It's like hankp123 said, Just think of the kids, there comments, the wonder, just don't think of the back pain, the power bill, the taking down of the lights. Have had folks stopping by and thanking us for doing it, an SUV stopped and the Child said I see Baby Jesus, look Grandma Baby Jesus, those are the times that make it all worth the long hard days to set it up and fight Inflatables on the roof in the wind, Yep it's worth it.
    16. Still working but up and going, had tons of folks by, 3 limos 1 bus, so here we go.
    17. Very Nice, glad You have the snow.
    18. Got these folks looking for a place to stay, said there was no room at the Inn. Part of our Homeless Family. Come by and say hi if in the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area, and bring warm things to wear for John 3 in our driveway, and a toy for Toys for Tots across the street at Kevin's.
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