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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
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    Northern Wisconsin
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    I've always had a passion for lighting and am ready to go to the next level
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    Skiing, boating,wood working
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    99% led about 6000 lights in a very large yard.

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  1. All fixed, traced out the ground, capped it off then took the 2 hot leads and wire nutted then together. I will put a new female plug on after the season. Thanks everyone
  2. I’ll get some pictures tomorrow, lights are in the garage, it’s 14 degrees out and the wind is humming tonight.
  3. A squirrel ate the plug end off one of my LED nets, chewed them flush with the plastic plug. Now I can’t tell which wire goes where, it’s a 3 wire system. Any thoughts on how to repair these?
  4. I'm having a weird half string failure. I bought some m5's from a vendor on this site late last season to wrap a few tomato cage trees. I just took them out of the box today to get the install done. One of my strings sort of failed in the first section. the lights are basically dark but you can see a faint glow if you look closely, the rest of the 70 count string is fine. Any idea on how to fix this? I have a led light keeper. It just figures, I'm way late getting started this year and of course this was the first string installed on the tomato cage so all the other strings have to come off to get to the zip ties.
  5. Hello everyone. I'm brand new to the LOR club, picked up a couple 16 channel controllers at the spring sale this year. Here is the problem, we're a Mac family, iPads, cell phones. desk tops, please don't rip on me for drinking the Mac koolaid...lol Can anyone recommend a decent windows based laptop for the LOR software? I don't want to spend a ton on one as to will only be used for the light show. I know its late season to get started but I'm hoping to get a few things under control this season.
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