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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 think its great that this show is on. It gives us an outlet, to let people see what we do. I really like the different styles of displays. I really enjoyed the Plauche christmas display, the N.O.E.L sequence was wonderful. I am planning to add that song to my sequences next year. You can share it, if you'd like.
  2. Hi everyone.Im Shane from Lakeland. I will be attending, as well as my dad and possibly my brother in law. I will also be selling a LOR color ribbon, never used. Asking $150.00 . Looking forward to seeing everyone, and hoping to take the next step into the DMX world.
  3. Hi Michael, I met you at the mini last september, please put three of us down for the mini. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hoping to learning about DMX. Last year was wonderful, this year will be even better, since it want be 100 degrees outside.
  4. Okay, I may have my parents coming to the mini also. I am looking forward to it.
  5. You can count on me being there also, and maybe my wife also.
  6. Shane

    Need help

    Thanks, Iwill try it.
  7. Shane

    Need help

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We have the ctb16pc with a mini director mp3 player,ordered downloads sequenses from wowlights and downloaded mp3's cant transfer to lor showtime software suite 1.6.9 to create show.
  8. Shane

    need help

    Thank you I will try that.
  9. Shane

    need help

    I am sorry, it is the CTB16PC Lightorama controller. Any help is appreciated, first time for me.Thanks!
  10. Shane

    need help

    I am using the CTB16BC controller with a mDM-MP3 mini director.
  11. Shane

    need help

    I downloaded the sequences from wowlights.com and when I click onto the icons - my computer doesn't have the program to open it. Does anyone know what program it opens into? Not sure how this works when I read some of the "asked questions" they talk about a cd which I didn't get. I was told to down load them from the site.
  12. hi, i am a newbie and i was reading your comments on the megatree. i was wondering where would i could buy one of daryl's trees?thanks,shane.
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