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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.
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  • 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.

headpiggy

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About headpiggy

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    http://www.pigsicle.ca

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    don't have one
  • Location
    Regina, SK
  • Biography
    like lights and BBQ
  • Interests
    BBQ
  • Occupation
    General Manager
  • About my display
    this is my first year at this and trying to grow it.
  1. Time Left: 5 days and 55 minutes

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    I am looking for the Green Icicle lights on white wire 70 count. I would prefer the C6 but will also take the M5. i will take as many as i can get but am in need of at least 6 strands. Any help with this is greatly appreciated

    $1,234.00

    Yorkton, Saskatchewan - CA

  2. Hello all, as you can tell I am from Canada and have been interested in christmas lights for many years. I have hunted around the web for a couple of years and finally decided to plunge in this year. I purchased 2 LOR controllers and then purchased the sequences from Richard Holdman as I have no rhythm. not sure what happened there as the rest of my family all can play instruments and can actual sing a tune. oh well such is life. however it makes it very difficult to do this with no rhythm. Now i purchased the upgraded software and can make instant sequences however they are nowhere near as good as some that can program the lights themselves. This year I used 3 small trees out front and wrapped the columns on the house. Next year I am looking at adding 4 more trees to give me 7 which will be similar to Holdmans and I can work those in, however the problem I come to is that I want to do a 30 foot Mega Spiral tree and am having a hard time trying to find some answers for this. 1) How many lights do you think I will need to make it look full. I don't want a sparce looking tree 2) Is there someone that you would recommend that I could pay to program the tree 3) My color scheme is Red, Green and White so the tree will be wrapped in all 3 colors. How many channels do I need for this? I was thinking that I would need a minimum of at least 32 channels to give the effect that you see with the spiral trees. Thanks in advance for any advice on this. Jim
  3. Hello all, as you can tell I am from Canada and have been interested in christmas lights for many years. I have hunted around the web for a couple of years and finally decided to plunge in this year. I purchased 2 LOR controllers and then purchased the sequences from Richard Holdman as I have no rhythm. not sure what happened there as the rest of my family all can play instruments and can actual sing a tune. oh well such is life. however it makes it very difficult to do this with no rhythm. Now i purchased the upgraded software and can make instant sequences however they are nowhere near as good as some that can program the lights themselves. This year I used 3 small trees out front and wrapped the columns on the house. Next year I am looking at adding 4 more trees to give me 7 which will be similar to Holdmans and I can work those in, however the problem I come to is that I want to do a 30 foot Mega Spiral tree and am having a hard time trying to find some answers for this. 1) How many lights do you think I will need to make it look full. I don't want a sparce looking tree 2) Is there someone that you would recommend that I could pay to program the tree 3) My color scheme is Red, Green and White so the tree will be wrapped in all 3 colors. How many channels do I need for this? I was thinking that I would need a minimum of at least 32 channels to give the effect that you see with the spiral trees. Thanks in advance for any advice on this. Jim
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