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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.

gadget113

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About gadget113

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  • Birthday 05/05/1960

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    2006 when we first went computerized
  • Location
    Fort Mohave, Az
  • Biography
    This is our Third year of animated
  • Interests
    Christmas Light Displays, Motorcycle riding
  • Occupation
    Firefighter
  • About my display
    Third year animated, lots of arches, two different sized mega trees, will have 192 channels for 2008. I hae been working on my own programing, going a lot slower then I thought

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  1. We in the Bullhead City / Laughlin NV area
  2. We turn ours on Thanksgiven Night every year.....
  3. We run ours through the 1st of the year, This year might go until the following weekend.....
  4. Very Impressive show , job well done Jody
  5. Congrats, hope you have a wonderfull Christmas......
  6. Thanks Paul our 18 boxes of lights arrived on Monday, and a big shout out to our local UPS driver. He gave me a call when he dropped them off and I was able to get to the house and put them in the garage just before the rain hit...... YOU JUST HAVE TO HAND IT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE..... YEA UPS Now time to get them out and complete the pre-season testing and replacement of many light with LED's
  7. Hello: Jason, we use the retro-LEDs on our eves, and use three colors we use red, green and Blue. they are on a 12" spacing which when all are up together they are only 4" apart and look pretty good we use the three colors for the entire display and between the shows we have the lights come on and off by color, the Red, Blue and Green.. Unsure how the 6" spacing would look.... Should look fine..... Jody Hall
  8. Hello: Jason, we use the retro-LEDs on our eves, and use three colors we use red, green and Blue. they are on a 12" spacing which when all are up together they are only 4" apart and look pretty good... Unsure how the 6" spacing would look.... Should look fine..... Jody Hall
  9. Welcome to Planet Christmas....

    Jody and Gina Hall

  10. Sorry I live in Fort Mohave, However I'm using Animated Lighting.....
  11. I'm in Bullhead City Az., Across for Laughlin Nv. I would like to attend as well...... Jody Hall
  12. How wide is your driveway? This will help with the answer you are looking for.... Jody
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