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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.

Scott Rob

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When my granddad help me make wood cut outs for our naivety when I was young.
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    Metro Atlanta
  • Biography
    I love putting up Christmas light and seeing the smiles on people face that come by
  • Interests
    Christmas Displays, blow molds, gardening, LOR
  • Occupation
    Electrically Engineer
  • About my display
    Most years my display is LOR and other years it is blow molds and old school looking

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  1. I toke a few picture of STP1 wire and set up. The sheep and shepherd use one cord with 8 of C7 sockets and 4 outlets. Also I use C7 yard stakes and wrap the plug on them so that the plugs stay a few inches off the ground. I have found it cuts down on tripped GFCI outlets.
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    Congratulations it looks great!!!!
  3. These are two different snowmen left is GFP 32” and right is TPI 31”
  4. I had not gotten to changing it out to LED I have now. My whole display has been LED for past few years and it does save on power bill!
  5. Also I think the wiring harness might help since it has a non-polarized plug. And a unique way the lamp holder but I don’t have a Poloron or GV candle so I can’t compare.
  6. I agree the flame looks just like Poloron C39 candle frame and I did measure my candles and there 38” tall. The GV flame also looks same. I attached some other pictures. Also one of the flames had been broken and the guy I bought them from had used packing tape to repair it. I am planning on trying to glue it back together.
  7. That looks great! and a cool effect for sure!!!
  8. Thanks Mel for the information on Santa that also explains why I had never seen one like it before.
  9. Hi Mel glad to hear from you again. I know I all ways respond to you. But I know about Feeling left out. I work for large power company and every time a hurricane or tornado happens in south we go out and work on restoring power but most people I run across just ask when the lights will be back on. After we get the lights back on it’s only a few that come out and say thanks. Also I had questions do you know it the below candles were made by TPI or someone else?
  10. I just do the front gutters my roof 12/12 and is way high 24ft gutter to ground front and on back of house 32ft gutter to ground. And yours looks great!
  11. I found one that’s a better price. But it was repainted for sure:) I think they used a paint brush!
  12. Finish up most of choir stand I took some picture of how it looks in works and then everything zip tied up. Once I move it from under deck I will add Noel candles.
  13. I keep small cords (SPT-1) in totes. The thing I try is to label each one with length and we’re I put it in the past. I also color code the labels for upstairs porch down stairs porch.....For me it goes pretty fast. When putting back in totes I try to have twist ties or two on each one.
  14. Cool what type of corn style bulb? I been thinking about changing bulbs out in my GFP nutcracker 40” ones.
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