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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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    Married to ny best friend, RN currently working in the OR
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    Starting small working my way on up

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  1. Probably a good guess. Have you tried other lights?
  2. Do they work better at the end of the strings, the beginning, or right off the plugg from my LOR boxes
  3. Should have looked here
  4. So I wanna try doing just 1 rgb prop this year. I think I'm just gonna do a Mega tree Look like pixels are plentiful and available through ray Woo but here's my question What controller should I be looking at? I see light o rama has their pixie 16 for 99 bucks. The falcons are a little more expensive but they can drive more pixels. So... 1. What Brands of controllers should I be looking at? 2. Are there any brands to avoid? 3. I know light O rama has a sale coming up soon and everything goes for fairly cheap does any of the other brands of pixel controllers do a sale as well?
  5. It's funny in Idaho today it was 39゚ today and sunny skies and no snow in the forecast. Took 8 and a 1/2 hours but I got my entire show put away . Kind of makes me sad though my house is very boring to pull up to a night now. I am getting worried about the lack of snow are farmers are gonna be so hosed if we don't get some for irrigation needs
  6. Thanks hotrod order placed and already shipping
  7. To cut the flicker use a snubber. I have found that most Sylvania and all GE Christmas lights will dim
  8. Thebug

    DYI Mega Tree

    A couple of questions for you 1. how tall? 2.static or computerized? 3.rgb or traditional lights?
  9. I love all 8 i iput up at my folks house. I don't have a favorite one
  10. Or wait for the after Christmas show on the light o rama website And pick up their starter package it's actually a really good deal. Here is a good discussion from a little while back
  11. Thebug

    Silent site?

    Also those of us who use a radio station Maybe should help promote pc. One of the voice overs I do in my show says to make sure you check out this website if you want into to a big computerized display and wanna know how to do many of the Elements of the show
  12. De Virgin Mary had a baby boy by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me.10300ish lights
  13. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me 10300ish lighs
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