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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 lance1132000

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  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family
  2. I have about 60% of my display up the neighbors already thought I was nuts before oh well better then trying to cram it all in in three days around Thanksgiving
  3. Personally I just use a cheap pair of outdoor speakers that I hide in the bushes
  4. Ya about an hour ago I was looking for some from there also oh well Ill figure something else out
  5. Ken your aces in my book have been helping me since I started here. With that being said I would love a copy due to my kids hearing and are now dancing to it. I on the other hand am looking for some ear plugs.......
  6. Okay I wasnt planning on doing much for Halloween never seen much point in decorating for one day...................... but now I caught the bug. Does anyone have any Rock and roll songs they would be willing to share like crazy train? I am always willing to share anything I have so if your looking for some Christmas songs shoot me a message and I will see if I have it.
  7. Glad to hear you are doing better. Will be praying for you and your family!
  8. Man you got those cheap jealous.
  9. Nice always good to see someone repair instead of throwing away.
  10. Bill I was just giving you a hard time. Ended up running my LOR controllers in the garage and has increased my footage of wire needed. Bought 250 ft only got me 4 runs and some change so I bought another 500ft got everything ran but two CCP and 4 of ten channels on the arches so will need another 250 min but thinking bout trying to go 500. Wife aggro is getting high first year with LOR and over a grand. Keep telling her I just need a little more.................
  11. 4000 ft of spt wire you say? I'm at 750 ft and will be needing another 500ft from the looks of it. Feel free to send some my way Bill.
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