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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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  1. in need of some new flare in my display but haven't a clue where to begin, interested in building a mega tree but am completely blind on where to start, turning to ya'll for some help If someone would be so kind, I'm just north of columbus thanks bill
  2. alright guys and gals,wife has me on a mission for a Christmas light display, my yard is full of homemade Christmas trees made of light strings from 2 ft to 18 ft , I am a welder by trade and just happen to have a pipe roller so that's how it got started, but it is getting pretty boring so I had the bright idea to try and build a controller, only problem is I don't know a thing about it!!! I live north of Columbus ohio and I guess I'm looking for a mentor to help me through the process of building a homemade controller that is somewhat inexpensive, I have no idea where to get parts and pieces or where to start, please help me out as I really love lights and want to make this happen, I understand I am way to late for display this year
  3. hello all,i am very new to this, i have just built 15 ft a megatree and used regular lights and i am not satisfied with the regular lights,i want to use rgb controlled lights,but i have no clue where to start,or where the best place to get them is for a decent price,i would appericate any direction anyone can give me,i guess i wouls say i am looking for someone to walk me through the whole process,i have figured out the tree building part, thanks for any help!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
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