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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.

Scot Meyers

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Scot Meyers last won the day on October 18 2017

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About Scot Meyers

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    maker of magic since 1986
  • Birthday 08/23/1967

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Dont have one
  • Location
    Richmond, KY
  • Biography
    48, live in colorado had a prett kickin display until a family setback forced me to sell. now i am re-bulding. and cant wait to try new ideas.
  • Interests
    Christmas displays motion and movers, animatronics and magic
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  • About my display
    just recently moved to Richmond Ky. hoping to make my display GREAT AGAIN in the Bluegrass state.

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  1. OH WOW I WANT THEM!! I have always wanted to see how macy's does thiaer display figures. so i can make my own
  2. I don't have any smaller gemmy's all work with are the bands and the life size figures. I have 3 santas 1 santa bear 1 Grinch 1 mrs claus 2 polare bear penguin bands and 2 of the band deer from a broken set. I am looking for a snowman. there are 2 different versions of the snow man
  3. if there was only some way to get folks off the social medias sites and back to pc.
  4. Im not a puffer so I would not know the quality of their inflatables. but I am a fan of their animatronics until they break then I fix them with servos and LOR control
  5. Hey all will there be an ICE in 2018 just wondering. might make the trip from KY to attend
  6. is the 2018 date for light up ohio set yet.? I want to come this year
  7. if there is one word to describe gemmy .... UUUGH!! I love their life size animatronics but I think a good LOR SERVO DOG and servos are better suited for these. so when mine puke I gut them out and convert them to lor and when the motors puke Servos.
  8. I remember looking forward to getting up on the day after Christmas and going to 50 % off sales well it appears a paradigm shift has happened. now we start selling Christmas décor after Haloween and we go 50 % off just 2 weeks before Christmas!! or at least that's what LOWES DID!! and I got a sweet deal on mickey ears path lights for 15.00 a box and an even sweater deal on Mickey ears countown clock projector. Ben Aromin goto lowes NOW!!!! Is it just me or is it just the new trends?
  9. when motors puke and mother boards go out that's when you seriously hack it and install servos and connect it to LOR
  10. I have found that about 70% of gemmy failures are at the mother board. the remaining are belt (orings) and motors
  11. I know I don't have a motherboard but I may have a motor too. but as Charlie said if you can bypass the mother boat with a wal wart and get the motor to work. If your going to use your gemmy santa for your display I have a way you can bypass the motor and connect it to your computer controllers
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