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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.

NDNS00ner

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About NDNS00ner

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  • Birthday 02/26/1966

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story.
  • Location
    Moorhead, MN
  • Biography
    A middle age guy with a "Light" addiction....
  • Interests
    Family, Football & Christmas....
  • Occupation
    Systems Analyst
  • About my display
    Just getting started.

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  1. Here's two Lots of 25 Christmas Wreaths up for auction if anyone is interested.... https://www.k-bid.com/auction/25397/item/270 https://www.k-bid.com/auction/25397/item/271
  2. The guy in the lead had it from day one, voting started Monday. I didn't find out until Tuesday. Yes you are correct, it is a popularity contest
  3. NDNS00ner

    Need votes.

    Hello, blow mold enthusiasts. I need help in our local Lights Display contest, I'm currently in second place and could use some more votes. Vote for Mike G here: http://kfgo.com/holidays/light-displays/ Thank you.... :-) Here's a video of my display.
  4. My wife requested to have the candles chasing and that's what inspired the move to synchronizing my display. I'm not a fan of pixels, they look great in other peoples yard but I like the look of wrapped lights and blow molds.....
  5. Thank you, I finally have 8 reindeer.....
  6. Here's my display for 2017. Some molds are part of the show and some are not.
  7. I think you got a great deal. Maybe you could have done better but you definitely could have done much worse.....
  8. I'm using 40-watt candelabra bulbs I found at Menards in my reindeer. They are bigger than a c7 and takes cutting a hole in the bottom to get the light bulb in place. I already had a hole cut because of the wood base I've been using. https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/light-bulbs/led-light-bulbs/feit-electric-reg-40w-equivalent-warm-white-b10-candelabra-e12-led-light-bulb-3-pk/p-1459185046050-c-7482.htm?tid=726810860353223914&ipos=35
  9. I've been working on a variety of things getting ready for Christmas. I swapped out all the lights in my blow molds for LED's and I'm making stands for my newest reindeers. I still need to put tomato cage trees together, lightening sticks and a mega tree. We've had an unexpected cold snap and snow over the last 3 weeks. Finally had a warm day yesterday and I was able to get the lights up along the roof line last night.
  10. Yes, you can for LED Christmas lights. I sure wouldn't do something like that for power tools. lol Go to Dollar Tree or some other dollar store and get cords for a buck.....
  11. I use a grinder and grind the prong down....
  12. Here is my display for 2017..... 2017_Halloween.mov
  13. I have a display of about 30 blow molds out. Decorating inside our garage this weekend for the trick or treaters.....
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