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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 Lhuff712

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The year without a Santa claus
  • Location
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Biography
    New to fancy christmas lights
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  • Occupation
    Service Consultant
  • About my display
    Just starting out
  1. I tested my first show ever tonight! I was super excited I had 4 different cars stop... but they only stayed for a minute or 2 What do I do??? Do I take out the songs that I think they didn't like? It's a bummer to see them leave lol. Any help is appreciated.
  2. I thought maybe Thanksgiving night was too soon haha...
  3. This is my first year and I am just curious to see when everyone starts their show. I was planning on the first show to be Thanksgiving night. What do you do?
  4. I have already finished sequencing but now would like to add a speaking part over top off the end of a song. Is there a way to do that?
  5. Well... you can't have to configurations open at the same time so I just went through and did what you told me not to do and no the sequences and visualizer are doing strange things so now I have to try to figure this out. any help is greatly appreciated!
  6. Can you have 2 channel configurations open at once? I have actually moved to 32 channels and all are in use.
  7. After sequencing my entire show I realized I need to change the channels. This is my first year and I have my roof line on channel 1 and the front yard line on channel 2. Please help!! I don't want to change anything because I am nervous it will mess the sequences up please let me know if I can just change the channels!
  8. This is my first year an I am now trying to set up the FM transmitter and don't know how too lol. Is there anything special to do within the LOR software? Thanks in advance.
  9. Thank you so much! I think I will attempt it! any ideas on the best way to wrap them ?
  10. Has anyone ever used icicle light strings in trees? Trying to decide if it would look okay and the best way to do it.
  11. What are some of the best songs for a first time show? I am looking for anything really. I kind of want something nique but do enjoy the classics too. Thanks in advance!
  12. This is my first year doing an LOR show. Last year I used Mr. Christmas. I am having trouble on how to start and where to start. I have 16 channels now and may go to 32. I have about 5000 lights and one mini tree so far lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Do I start by planning where I want my lights on the house? Do I sequence first? Thanks in advance!
  13. Thank you for all the ideas I will let you know what I decide to do!
  14. I am sure this is posted somewhere but I cant seem to find it. If I am wanting to have 3 different colors out lining the house can I just put a string of white, string of green, and string of red together and control them separately? This is my first year doing a bigger christmas show and I am trying to get the effects I want without spending all my money on lights since I have to buy the controllers this year. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Lauren
  15. Thank you for the good advice! I will get started very soon!
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