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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 JamieP

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    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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  1. Just think, this will get me out/keep me out of the dog house for a few days! :] jamie
  2. A big THANKS to all who helped and voted, we won 1st place!!! Julie will score a nice spa package from the deal. Thanks PCrs! :waycool:Jamie
  3. You guys (and gals!) are great! Keep em coming! Jamie
  4. Hey guys, I know we usually talk about Christmas, but maybe you can help me with a favor from Halloween! I entered a picture of the wife in a local radio Halloween costume contest. If you get a second, click to: www.1075theriver.com and click on vote for the costume contest. You will have to click through the entries, when you get to the end, you can vote. Julie is #10 (the swiss army knife). If she wins, she will get a massage and manicure/pedicure! C'mon, help a fellowpc member out (and make the wife happy!) ps - don't vote for the half naked chicks Thanks! Jamie \
  5. Sorry, I sold the ENTIRE lot. Nothing left jamie
  6. Just wanted to update everyone - the whole lot of lights was sold yesterday to a fellow Planet Christmas member. That should keep him pretty busy this holday season. Thanks for all the interest! Jamie
  7. yes, I believe they are green wires. jamie
  8. ask me that again after this week jamie
  9. Lights are still for sale jamie
  10. Here are pics of the types of lights I have. Most are GE. I have lots of people interested in pieces, but I will wait a bit longer to see if I get any takers on the whole lot. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ C'mon, you know you want more lights! jamie
  11. Tell you what, if someone wants it, they can have the whole lot for $400. Not looking to make money, just free up some funds. Takers? jamie
  12. I took pics of everything last night. Email me if you want to see anything specific. jamie @ teamshenanigans.com
  13. I will see what I can do about the profile. In the meantime, I am in Nashville, TN. The sale I was referring to is my whole light inventory (all in packaging) that I listed in the for sale topic: http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/forum57/16037.html I am still adding prices to things, but if you see something you want, make an offer. Thanks! jamie
  14. Let me know if you need anything from my light sale (i am in nashville and we could meet up). it's in the for sale section. jamie
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