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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 Weihnachts-Lichter

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I have so no favorite Christmas story
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    27318 Hoya / Germany
  • Biography
    I run a website where I German and imagine other Christmas houses
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    Christmas House Lightning
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    I am technical buyers in a mechanical engineering company
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    I myself have no large display

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  1. This is a Christmas Light Show 2016 from the German Christmas house Neureut with Pixel Led's This Christmas house is also presented on the German Christmas house portal Weihnachts-Lichter.de
  2. My Christmas house in Hoya 15,000 warm white Christmas lights shines toasty warm in the dark Christmas. These Christmas lights will not animate for music. This Christmas house you can also see on the biggest German Christmas Lights Portal (www.weihnachts-lichter.de) also many other Christmas houses. Sorry for my bad english, because I'm a bit older German man and my english is not so good now.
  3. Excellent promo video. It has given me fun willing to look at it. Greetings from Germany's biggest Christmas lights Portal
  4. Great Video and great Work. The Video is so good, that i present this Video in the German Christmas Light Forum under this URL http://www.weihnachts-lichter.de/forum/showthread.php?tid=74 Sorry, for my bad english, i am a older german boy.
  5. @basketballmail2 Danke für dein Angebot mir beim übersetzen zu helfen Thank you for your offer me in the to help translate @all Thanks for the Nice welcome
  6. Only once before, unfortunately my English is very bad, that is why I use an online translator. Would like to try also briefly introduce myself here. My real name is Thomas and run one in Germany website presents the Christmas houses of Germany and other countries with their history to do so. Furthermore, I run a Christmas blog which deals with Christmas themes and presents that I am presenting also the news of the Christmas houses. I am also looking, to introduce other Christmas houses such as America and other countries for free. Best, it would be natural if also the opposing party could perhaps slightly German. Where once from my point of view-enough information, if questions then questions
  7. The photos look Yes really great. Congratulations
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