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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.

Santa Ho Ho

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About Santa Ho Ho

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  • Birthday 12/31/1970

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Baby Jesus :) The Reason For The Season :)
  • Location
    Whitby/ Canada
  • Biography
    Married , love my wife . Have 3 daughters , 17 , 2 and 1 , all great kids . And I like Christmas lights !!!!!!!! and nascar . Go Dale . God Bless Sr .
  • Interests
    Christmas lights , Nascar . Playing with my kids . My wife's back side .
  • Occupation
    Tower Operator at Bmw
  • About my display
    No controllers . All LED lights , about 10,000 lit and another 10,000 new , unused , or donated . 5 large trees , one Christmas evergreen around 15 feet - with 400 C6 and 400 C9 multcoloured LED's , wrapped at the base with large box presents and toys . 3 trees that line the side of the property are Maple trees , guessing around 25 feet . I've wrapped them in warm white C6 LED's from the base to the start of the branches (between 6-8 feet) than the lights go up into the tree branches for one big wrap around circle 15 feet in the air . Looks cool . Same thing on the tree at the front of the property , not sure what type possible popular . From the front door , down the walk way and along the driveway edge , is currently 24 candy canes , 3 feet high and 3 feet apart . Not LED , but I will upgrade them over the summer with the other 70 new ones I've purchased . I will be displaying 88 candy canes to start .
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