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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
    The Night Before Christmas
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    Kansas City
  • Biography
    just someone who enjoys the holiday season and searching for unique decorations
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    Christmas, Christmas and more Christmas!
  • Occupation
    management
  • About my display
    vintage Christmas inside and out

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    For Sale is a brand new set of Disney Magic Holiday Shimmering Magic Incicle Lights: Bring the magic of Disney home this holiday season! This Shimmering Magic Icicle light string uses energy-efficient LED lighting technology to bring a bright and dazzling display to your home or outdoor space. The Shimmering Magic effect creates a glittering look that is sure to turn the heads of neighbors, guests and people passing buy. - 200 LED icicle lights with Shimmering Magic Technology - Connect up to 18 Sets - 10.5' in length - Color: Multi-Color Shipping Included

    $12.50

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    These are brand new Disney Magic Holiday lights. Great for Christmas or any outdoor parties. * LED * shimmering tree wrap * 60 lights * 3feet x 6feet * rated for 20,000 hours of LED life * connect up to 18 sets * pure white SHIPPING INCLUDED

    $12.00

  3. Are you interested in multi color, that's all I have left...
  4. Listed a few different styles of GE LED light sets for sale in the classifieds section. We'll see how it goes and list more things if there's interest in what's for sale. Hundreds of non LED lights if anyone is interested.
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    NEW In BOX - 4 Boxes for 1 PRICE! GE Stay Bright 100-Ct LED 5.5mm Icicle Light Sets Retail price $14.98 per box / $59.92 for 4 boxes. Offer Price $5.00 per box / $20.00 for 4 boxes + shipping. Sold as lot of 4.

    $20.00

    Lees Summit, Missouri - US

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    NEW IN BOX - 10 BOXES for 1 Price! Disney Magic Holiday Shimmering Led Icicle Light String Each box contains 1 set of 200 lights. MSRP $34.98 each / $349.80 for 10 sets Sold as a bundle of 10 sets for only $80.00 + shipping

    $80.00

    Lees Summit, Missouri - US

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    NEW IN BOX - 4 Boxes for 1 PRICE! GE Energy Smart Sparkle Icicle Warm White Light Sets Retail price $24.98 per box / $99.92 for 4 boxes. Offer Price $7.00 per box / $28.00 for 4 boxes + shipping. Sold as lot of 4.

    $28.00

    Lees Summit, Missouri - US

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    NEW In BOX - 9 Boxes for 1 PRICE! GE Stay Bright 100-Ct LED Icicle Color Change Light Sets Retail price $24.98 per box / $224.82 for 9 boxes. Offer Price $7.00 per box / $63.00 for 8 boxes + shipping. Sold as lot of 9.

    $63.00

    Lees Summit, Missouri - US

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