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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 valentinorx

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Taking 4 hours to figure out how to get to my gutters
    • Location
      Long Island
    • Biography
      Pharmacist by trade. Geek by nature
    • Interests
      Lights and anything electronic
    • Occupation
      Pharmacy Supervisor
    • About my display
      First year!!!
    1. If you're looking for Incan I have some red I can get rid of. I will see how many I have in the morning.
    2. Tom. I have the LOR floods. I'm only using two right now. You can come by and take a look. Ran out of $$$ this year and decided to buy 2 late in the season. Going to get 6 more and run 4 on each side of the house. This is my first year with LOR. Here's a clip. https://www.dropbox.com/s/leonz4fqmkp09w4/Its%20the%20Most%20Wonderful%20TIme%20of%20the%20Year.mp4
    3. On the top click tools and scroll down to Channel Configuration. That will display all the information.
    4. I'm on Long Island. This is my first year with LOR. I have been ill for over a week and now have a HUGE amount of work to do. Anyone out here?
    5. Not a good idea. The only place I've seen speaker wire used , and similarly cat-5, to carry power would be in low voltage dc environments.
    6. In the pictures it doesn't look that way. Only a male end. If it's spt-2 then we are in business.
    7. Do you need an amplifier for these?
    8. Just came across this. What female end would you use?
    9. This will be my first year with LOR. I'm in Glen Cove. Where are you?
    10. Is it sold yet? Does that include shipping? What's the lowest you would take? Anything wrong with it?
    11. I used 2 LOR rgb 10watt floods for a Halloween party with a DC card. They worked great and for $30 US they are fully assembled and have a 16 foot cord. Just my $0.02.
    12. I purchased the new LOR rgb flood. They came with 16 foot cords so it was enough for me.
    13. This is first year with LOR. I had to beg, borrow and buy sequences for halloween for a Halloween party at my sons school. I bought 2 rgb floods from LOR and a CMB24D. I think it worked out great. I'll attach a short clip in a few.
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