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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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    About Edmirt

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    • Birthday 10/20/1957

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    • My favorite Christmas story
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      Chilhowie, Virginia, USA
    • Biography
      Computer tech, plays drums in classic rock and contemporary christian bands. been decoratating for Christmas for many years. In a rural area so many people enjoy it.
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      Playing drums, Christmas decorations,harleys, old farm tractors,
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      Computer Tech
    • About my display
      80 % Blowmolds, some wireframes. Some inflatables.

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    1. Any recommendations on the best brand of led bulbs for blowmolds and where to order from. I have several soldiers and reindeer i want to put them in this year.
    2. Edmirt

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      I feel for you about your job situation. I am almost in the same boat, in IT for Siemens many years they bought a small IT company, moved all their IT people to it and started cutting benefits and pay to "make it profitable" sold it off to Atos who later on sold it to NSCGlobal, both are IT contractors. Helpdesk is in India and trying to do all support from there. Through all of this I lost 38 years seniority, roughly 20% in paycuts, pension and many benefits. Still working by a thin line but will be going soon, probably before year end! Crazy World. Hate to hear about GF I have several but wa
    3. Hello and Happy thanksgiving. I am going to be outside DC in Centerville/Mananas area over Thanksgiving. Is anyone familiar with that area and know of a place that sells blow molds? I would love to find the 5 ft. general foam Santa. I can buy it online but shipping is $$$! I live in the southwest Va/East Tn. area and no stores in this area, that I am aware of. I am close enough to Charlotte NC or Knoxville TN. to make a road trip if someone knows anything in those areas. Thanks very much!
    4. I guess that is why he is the "X". Throwing ones sleigh away is a serious offense in my book! Hope you are able to find a replacement.
    5. I ordered this train from BJShopping Club on line and it is beautiful. The only probelm I have had is that the elf that comes up out of the caboose keeps getting jammed/stuck inside and will not come up. Has anyone else that has this inflatable encountered this issue?
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