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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.

    Miss Christmas

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    About Miss Christmas

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    • Birthday 08/22/1969

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      I was a teenager and my dad was on the fire department. We were visiting my sister on Christmas Eve and my nephews wouldn't go to bed. They came acroos my Dad's fire radio with a santa sighting in their town and the boys ran thru the apartment into bed and pulled the covers over their heads.
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      Vero Beach, Florida, USA
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      Christmas of course, motorcycling, crocheting
    • Occupation
      own a laser engraving, sign making& promtional needs shop and a photography studio

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    1. Help!!! saw it at Lowe's last year and my sister-in-law wants to get it for her husband this year. No longer available at Lowe's anybody have one they want to sell or have any ideas thanks
    2. Thanks I wasn't sure if I needed to do anything else. I appreciate it Michelle
    3. I have a snowman on motorcycle with penguin in sidecar inflatable. The snowman's hand detatched from the handlebar, they are still holding air, but I don't know how I should repair it. It was sewn, the stitch is still in the handlebar. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Michelle
    4. my mother-in-law gave me what we call the herd... 9 reindeer, sleigh, Santa and presents. We get really high winds out here and it looks like santa had an accident.He's laying down with the sleigh on top of him and I've got 2 leaping and one regular reindeer down in a pile. They were staked with the stakes that they came with. any suggestions for something to hold up better in high winds would be greatly appreciated Michelle
    5. Saw it at K-Mart for $99.99. Bought it from Home Depot online special $ 50.00
    6. when I'm in a store and they have started putting out Christmas items i have to walk thru for a quick hit of Christmas.... went to a Christmas store in Florida last month and was walking on air for a week
    7. no membership is free. I spent 20 mins in line yesterday at 10:00 and got my tickets 8 of them (taking the whole family since they will be out for Thanksgiving) center stage 19th row. Kansas City 3:00pm show. I can't wait was supposed to go last year but we had an ice storm. Michelle
    8. I would love go to a mini and as for dates it would depend when you are looking to have it, Which month.
    9. I'm from Osage City Michelle
    10. tfischer wrote: Monday 12/3 and Wednesday 12/19 8/7c on ABC Family Michelle
    11. :DCongratulations:waycool::waycool: Michelle
    12. Was in Wal mart here (Topeka) today and they had lots of 60 count Holiday Time LED's and they were $6.34. Bought some but haven't had a chance to compare them to The ones I got From Duckwalls and Home Depot yet. Michelle
    13. John Pidliskey wrote: Are you using the button on the back of the LKP and not the trigger? Michelle
    14. I put a batteried powered lighted wreath on my car and my mother-in-law puts a holly garland on her roof rack and a bow on her grill Michelle
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