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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.

sebastian james hawes

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About sebastian james hawes

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    Homosassa FL
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    christmas anthusiest
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    work on commercial video games
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    at the local wildlife park

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  1. I have never seen repairable rope light. How does it work? Is it sealed like regular rope light?
  2. I have also had problems with a few led stand of mine I have mostly found that it is rusty leads on the led and and like dse said look for a bulb that is not as well lit as the others
  3. Awsome display but I could see close to a million with the size of some of the pieces and literally every thing having colors plus I'm sure those pixel walls take up a good little bit but nun the less a great display and can't wait to see it on tv.
  4. They look great can't wait to see them in the show
  5. hi every one i was up in jacksonville today and found this great place called tacolu (www.tacolu.com). talk about wow ask anyone around their and they will tell you the same they have the absolute greatest food. so if any one would like to go after the mini it is only 10 min away.But they told me it gets busy on sat and it is first come first serve unless you have a party of 8 or bigger so i am bringing 3 others with me if anyone wants to go let me know and i will make the reservation. and not to mention great prices Michael if you could pass this info one to the others that you know are coming that would be great Thank you sebastian James Hawes
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