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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 TitusCarnathan

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    • Birthday 11/04/1992

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Birth of Jesus.
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      Tower City, PA
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    1. but as the rest said I would check to see if christmas lights would be exempt
    2. even if he would have more "working bulbs" that would not blow out other bulbs the more bulbs you have will increase the total amperage which you have to be careful of so you dont over load the wire plugs circuit etc... but it would not have any effect on the bulbs
    3. remember if you seal that end and if water gets in the bottom of the socket the water is trapped If you use these your sockets must be pointing up those gaskets have their purpose but not really ideal for this
    4. one thing I might add as well all the bulbs might be good check the sockets one of the contacts might be pulled down I found that out the hard way one time
    5. Welcome to the hobby that eventually becomes an obsession
    6. I am not sure yet I normally start it on Thanksgiving but since it is so late in the month I might Start it on the 25th but I will make my decision closer to time
    7. I am in Tower City PA http://sites.google.com/site/bearmountchristmas and the videos https://sites.google.com/site/bearmountchristmas/videos-1
    8. I dont see incan's disappearing all together I think it is the fact that more people are wanting to buy led's so they are trying to have a higher stock in led's but while I was in the Palmyra Lowes this last week I noticed it myself that the led section seems to have more but it still seems like they are still carring every color of incan thankfully christmas lights are not included in that bill where they are taking incandescant lights off the shelves
    9. I saw some christmas lights on the shelves at my lowes as well
    10. less than 35 days until the halloween display starts

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