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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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Jack Frost

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  1. Please help! Could someone point me in the direction where I can find this song. Thanks
  2. I suggest buying white lights and painting or color caping where needed. Regards Jack
  3. Where is the Chicagoland website? Regards Jack
  4. Drew Hickman has them on his site. http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=34 Regards Jack
  5. The last two posts couldn't have said it any better! Regards Jack
  6. That helps. f you don't get an answer soon I would post under the Planet Christmas LOR Forum and at the LOR site: http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/index.php. There will be guys there that can help you. Regards Jack
  7. What software are you using? Regards Jack
  8. No comment here. My post will get edited into something I did not say and then it may even get removed!
  9. John, It was nice meeting you last night. What a house, what a display! I have come up with many new ideas after the visit. Thank you for the time you spent with me. And of course for all the lights. Regards Jack
  10. Mike, Sorry to here your leaving. To bad AL won
  11. Paul, What do m6 look like? Regards Jack
  12. I make it personal. I run the plate to get the name of the owner of the car. I shut down the show and get on the mic. and explain that the (color and make) of the car owned by whomever, that is not parked is the designated area as described in our greeting (it is run after every 3rd song). I also state I
  13. I am sure local bookstores have them. Regards Jack
  14. You click on the location marker and it tells you if its confirmed for 2008 or not. Regards Jack
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