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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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About LogansportLights

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  • Birthday 06/10/2003

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The first year I put up lights when I had my Grizwold lights moment.
  • Location
    Logansport, Indiana
  • Biography
    Just a regular guy who loves Christmas.
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    Technology, Christmas, Robots, Disney World
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  • About my display
    2017 will be my first year doing a show synced to music.

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  1. I've been surprised, the Walmart and Home Depot in my town haven't dropped prices yet.
  2. Thanks of the help! I had been looking for some blowmold recently and the lady who ran a local shop knew about my show so she made me a good deal.
  3. I picked these up today at a local store. The santa was 10.00 and the candle was 7.00. Any info on them?
  4. Walmart near me has these for around 5 dollars.
  5. I finally got all of my display up after a little snafu with my vampire plugs.
  6. They are a cool white. How did you make the lenses?
  7. I have 4 LED floods in my LOR display, they are way too bright. I'd like to dim them down to 15%, they look the best at this intensity. Is their a way to do this without re-programming those channels in the sequence editor? Thanks, Nick Yax
  8. It seemed that the point in the plug wasn't making contact with the copper. Thanks all!
  9. I'm getting power through the cord, but it isn't transferring into the light strand.
  10. I'm finishing up my display, and I'm having some issues with SPT wire. How far can I run it before the voltage drop is too great?
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