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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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jfelix last won the day on October 29 2017

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About jfelix

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  • Birthday 08/03/1975

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    Dallas, Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    I was born in Western, PA and moved to Gergia in 1999. I am married to a wonderful woman named Jenny and we have three kids, Joe, Abbie, and Mary Beth.
    I got into decorating as a child thanks to my grandmother and mother. We always had lights, nothing over the top though. I always wanted a great display and now my house is the one everybody comes to see and I love it.
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    Christmas Decorating, weightlifting,football, coaching, and family
  • Occupation
    School Teacher
  • About my display
    In 08 our plan is around 70,000 lights and so far 112 channels of LOR. We have 2 mega trees, 32 mini trees, LEDs, mini lights, you name it. We also have the peanuts gang and a singing Elton John and a nativity that has been in my family for 30 years. I hope to add more as the year goes on.

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  1. Show is what you got and want you want to do. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  2. We were on the 2006 version not sure about 07. 2006 was our first year. Pretty lame by today's standard and display. Lol. Still at it though. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  3. If you are running all LEDs I would never worry about the load on a channel. I've been running LOR for 12 years and have had very little issues. Ill assume you habe heatsinks if you bought a ready to go. That means each channel can handle up to 8amps. Overall the controller will handle 30amps, 15 each side as some have said. I've run old C9's, minis, and LEDs. Tend of thousands of lights too. Fried a triac here and there but not with LEDs. Sequences, what are you looking for? Email me at [email protected] and I'll see what I can do. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  4. jfelix

    New Find.

    I need more of those badly. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  5. stumbled across one of your post, as close as we are near Cartersville, I do hope to make it over to see your display this year,  we do a display in Kingston, between Cartersville and Rome

  6. I've had nothing but bad luck with the lights from Ace. Even the sealed ones die after a season or two. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  7. Did you ever sell these? Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  8. I'm pretty sure I've got plenty. How much per string in case I need more. Rewrapping mini trees. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  9. What all do you have for sale? Looking for blue, red, and green. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  10. This is my biggest nightmare. The older couples in my neighborhood ate moving out. This year ill have 2 maybe 3 new neighbors. Already spoke to one. Can't believe the nerve of the guy. You move in, see the display every year, then hippie it stops. There's words for a person like that. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  11. Hi, I am currently in Chicago and cant text on my phone can only do email when in WiFi range.



  12. FM transmitter. Are your lights animated? If so just add it in. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  13. Linus telling the story to Charlie Brown here too. Perfecto. Tim Fischer was the first I saw with it and it was great. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  14. I've always used candy canes but that is a low estimate. I like the trail can idea. I've often wondered only because we have so many people that come to see the house. And of course it is always a question we get asked. For me I'd love to know just for the fun of it if nothing else. I grow or shrink because I choose to and for our visitors. But I do it more for my own selfish reasons. Lol. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
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