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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. Could you use a passive crossover to seperate the freqencies and then feed the bass to one ssr, the mids to another and the highs to another???
  2. Is there any way you can run 2 trees on the same channel? In my display I have 32 trees also, but I only have 32 channels to use for the trees and my wife won't allow me to buy any more LOR boards....atleast for this year What I am doing is using one 16 channel board to control all the white lights on the 32 trees. So thats 2 trees per channel and I am doing the same for the multi colored lights for the other 16 channels on the other board. Next year I hope to buy 2 more boards so that I can individually control each color for each tree! Sometimes you just have to make it work the best you can when it comes to channels because you can never have enough!!!!
  3. Thanks for all the info. It may be easier to just blackout some bulbs, bundle them up and hide the bundle somewhere. Thanks to everyone for all the good tips.
  4. Thanks for clearing that up? I would imagine that if you could decrease the voltage then you could get the lights to run properly? Anyone know how to do this?
  5. I understand how to cut a string in half but what if I wanted to take a 50 bulb string and shorten it down to 30 bulbs. Would I have to worry about the 30 bulbs running too hot? Would there be any way to keep the 30 count string from doing this? Maybe a resistor???
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