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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.

Jerry Wagemann

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  1. Hey Everyone. Thanks for your replies. MY MISTAKE. They actually have 5 wires running threw them at each base. I was just wondering if there was a easy solution to make them "constant on" like GE has a line of their lights, from their website, surely you have all heard of these, I myself have at least several thousand feet of these in all types of sizes, C9, C7, C6, etc. From GE website, " Energy Smart® light sets are the premier LED light sets in the marketplace. With ConstantON® technology, your set continues operating even if an LED is burned out or loose. I just love these light string sets like this. I put around 1000 feet around a big maple in our front yard every year, toughest thing to do, I actually do this with a 20 foot pole and go around and around this huge tree, perfectly coming down at the same making way towards the bottom, everybody always ask , " How did you do that". Let me tell you, when you have o pole 20 feet in the air with a light string attached at the end and go around the tree, the slightest bump makes it feel as though someone is grabbing the end of the pole. Extremely difficult. Cant afford getting a lift for just the 1 tree. Also, I have noticed that the Energy Smart ConstantOn light do not come with several different types of effects. Just ON. But when they are up in my tree like this, if 1 goes out the others stay lit is the way to go. Because in this new technology with many effects, this is nice, but if ones goes out up towards the top it ruins it all, and you cant just reach up and take down that string or fix it. all to that point starting from bottom of tree would have to come down. Hopefully this is all making sense to you all. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. Sure wish these newer lights strings were ConstantOn technology or could be converted. Dougg, I know exactly what you mean about the comment " The product manufacture and HomeDepot purposely designs components to fail prematurely so you will buy a replacement. It's just good business. " That is also almost everything purchased today, Cars, Appliances, etc. NOT trying to be judgemental, as we ALL have faults, but these same people who come up with these type of products today, which is considered " Good business" for them, also claim to be Christian, or believe in god and Jesus Christ, yet they have no care that they are doing this purposely, Do they or we really think that god does not know this? Do we not think for a second that he would say , why did you purposely and knowingly sell a product knowing it would only last so long, " Just for GOOD BUSINESS. HMMMMMM, This is a form of deceit and stealing no matter how we would try and justify it here. Christ cannot be fooled. Another question, anybody have a older Gemmy Carousel wheel, with the actual Christmas character, not the inflatable type? Thanks Jerry. I actually still have the Ferris wheel and the teeter totter BRAND NEW in box.
  2. Yes, I have several sets of these lights, from home Depot, " Store SKU #1003193770", also these lights, " Store SKU #1000050415. Want to convert them to constant on, so if one bulbs burns out or comes loose like GE constant on the others stay lit. Right now on these string if one comes loose or burns out than several of them go out. Kind of a ridiculous seeing how much they cost. They even have 3 wires to each socket so I thought they would be constant on like GE.
  3. Can a non constant on string of led lights be converted to constant on? Thanks. Jerry
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