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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.

Col Christmas

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas vacation
  • Location
    Bismarck, ND
  • Biography
    Retired Military now working in homeland security
  • Interests
    Christmas lights LOR and DMX
  • Occupation
    Homeland Security
  • About my display
    240 Channels LOR some DMX 100K lights

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  1. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
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    My sister and I have been lighting up Christmas for the past 12 years. I am retiring and my sister is deployed with the military. Between us we have 50+ LOR controllers for sale. All are in good shape and and have been stored in doors when not in use. See picture below. Range from 2007 to 2017. We were on Great Christmas Light Fight in 2017. We are asking $100.00 each plus shipping. We would entertain reasonable offers and would prefer to sell and ship in groups of two (2) or more. Sale transaction will be set up in PAYPAL as a request for payment unless a personal pickup is preferred with cash. We will both miss not lighting to the extreme this year but know someone can really take their display to the next level with these controllers.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - US

  2. We love the build up of this song and use it as a way bring up all light to on.
  3. My wife and I compete with neighbors across the street for best Christmas light every year. We have over 200,000 lights and over 700 LOR channels with one DMX universe. We received a lot of thanks from Veterans this year for adding in this song.
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