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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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  1. I'm so behind, I'll be putting lights up when Santa gets here.......Dave
  2. Hey Ryan, I have been working out of town so my display isn't up yet this year. I will probably be working on it right up till Santa gets here. 5247 Sugar Maple Ct North Las Vegas 89031 Dave
  3. Hope all will be well with your surgery, I used to live in Hawthorne. Too bad you couldn't sneak your display up to the tv towers you could see it from the top of the Luxor in vegas.lol
  4. Hello all, Vegas here, I know of three PC members here in town all of which use Light O Rama. My display is going to be very simple this year because I am working in Elko for the season, so my house plans in Vegas have been interupted, Last year we had 180 channels of led's including a 48 channel four color mega tree. Oh well there is always next year. Ho Ho Ho
  5. I have a Ramsey 25b for sale used it two seasons, went to a 100b this year make me an offer
  6. The LED lights I purchased were from Paul at Creative Displays. and in no way was I trying to make a disrespectful commenttowards him or his company, In my opinion Paul Sessel is one of the best venders in the business. The point of this post brings up that led technology isrelatively new to the world ofholiday decorating. as with any new tech there will be failures.
  7. Sorry to hear about your led failures, not a good feeling. I hopeInnovalite figured out the problem. I have 96 strings ineach color for 2007. There is no way I could afford to replace a 25% yearly failure rate. So far only three half string failures and I was able to fix two of the three. So all is well so far. Those two were a wire break at the very first bulb.
  8. OK, I was blessed with three more strings in each color.....life is good:waycool:
  9. Yes I did, He said it would be unfair to his other customers to break a case, and I agree with him, he sells lights buy the case. but thanks for your response
  10. Try Paul at Creative Displays http://www.creativedisplays.com He has great products and is good to us Planet Christmasfolks. fast shipping also.
  11. I bought a case of warm white and a case of blue LED snowflake iciclelights from Paul at Creative Displays, and I am two strings short of each color to finish house. If anybody has some extras it would sure ease my pain. Thanks
  12. I've used two rows of five on my chimney with 24 inch snowflakes that I bought from Lowes (Holiday Home)and ten lor channels. My wife loved them, I like your setup a littlebetter.
  13. Whats the best way to modify the lengthof LED strands
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