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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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    diamondkilo last won the day on November 27 2018

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Waking up and seeing santa.
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      Jackson, NJ
    • Biography
      Christmas nut
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    • About my display
      Growing and growing each year.

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    1. Lots of work! But worth it. Looks awesome.
    2. Right I was just thinking that- Big J. House has a nice vintage look- This house might be the perfect fit for the projector version of old school carolers from atmos. Would look so vintage. Throw up some blow mold candles on the all the steps. Would be cost effective and look good., I would do the windows for sure.. 2 upstairs and all the downstairs.
    3. TY all - Apparently their is some BUYING of Votes going on.. Very sad. It's a silly news contest with no prize, just a news story. To think you would cheat on a Christmas Contest.. lord help them. The other runner up has legit followers and they are voting- but I am now hearing people are donating and buying them votes too. LOL My display has always been just a private neighborhood thing. I am not looking to be "famous for 3 mins". I have plenty of notoriety in my life already. At least this thing got me to start a facebook page for my display. And have had a lots of people commenti
    4. Thanks Big J! I'd vote for yours too. I don't expect to win. But its nice to see a more Traditional display get some love! The one that is winning right now has a zillion inflatables. It's nice and all but not my cup of hot coco...
    5. Just got entered into the running for the Top 12 in NJ by news 12 If anyone wants to support the display and vote PLEASE DO!! You can post it on facebook as well. I won't mind! You can vote 5 times a day. "Kyle in Jackson" http://adx.news12.com/special/vote.html…
    6. that's last weeks overflow of lights. LOL.
    7. Big J.. love the house. pfft- don't even know how many I have up. I do know I have about 40k -50k in lights sitting in my garage NIB.. I might start doing light spheres- 10inch light balls and throwing them up in the trees.
    8. Superb job! love the roof lights! I so want to do that to mine. Just haven't figured out how to do easily, with my pitch.
    9. That's my shadow Daisee. She loves Christmas as well. She just turned 7
    10. Looking fantastic! I like how the driveway arch frames the Santa on the roof! Great shot!
    11. I just heard this as well. WHAT A Joke. Don't worry it's hot where they are going.
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