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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.

Big Bubba

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About Big Bubba

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  • Birthday 03/27/1973

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My favorite Christmas story:
  • Location
    Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    I have a Biography and its a good one!
  • Interests
    Family, Christmas, Beaches, beer
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  • About my display
    I do have one!

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  1. Very cool I never knew what the words were.
  2. I built a rope light Merry Christmas sign and after 2years I had to change out sections each year. I found it easier to change out the whole letter for appearance purposes.
  3. I need a copy of Joy to the World by Angelo Badalamenti from the National Lampoon Christmas vacation soundtrack. Problem is I can't find it anywhere! My wife loves several of the tracks but this one especially and wants me to sequence it for the show this year. If anyone could hook me up or point me in the right direction that would be awesome! Thanks! Big bubba
  4. I can recommend the rainbow floods they work great and are very bright!
  5. Just watched a nice video of our very own Chuck Smith on Yahoo 2nd Act. link http://news.yahoo.com/video/secondact-20246210/second-act-chuck-smith-27652778.html
  6. Don't your asking for trouble. The one point I would take away from this is that the jacket on the speaker wire IS NOT RATED FOR 110 volts. If it leaks you or someone else maybe electrocuted.
  7. If you have any lights directly touching the ground either prop them up with stakes or wood blocks. Also make sure any plugs are facing down to prevent water from accumulating inside the plug.
  8. Big Bubba

    Roll Call Ga

    Checking in from Newnan GA! Unfortunately the Yarbrough Light Spectacular will not run in 2011. The show will be back in 2012 bigger and better. This year was just too crazy to sequence, setup or build anything. I will though be taking the time to see as many local displays as I can. If your door bell rings it maybe me saying Hi! Happy Thanksgiving everyone and Merry Christmas!
  9. welcome! Say goodbye to your extra money and free time. This hobby is addicting!
  10. fiber optic pushed through plywood. You could cut a channel for the cables and have the ends poking through. The problem with anything will be durability. It will have to withstand a tremendous amount of punishment being driving over.
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    GA Mini?

    I missed the last one. I will be making it a point to go this year!
  12. I have videos taken during the snow fall up on my website in the Video section. The snow gives it that little something extra! http://www.brightonbrittain.com/Video.html
  13. I took advantage off the awesome weather yesterday and took down the display. Everthing has been taken down and stored except for the wreaths on the windaws and those will be gone in the next half hour if it doesn't rain. I wish everyone on planet Christmas a happy and prosperous new year!
  14. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!!
  15. Thanks for coming by Robert! The traffic gets crazy especially the week before Christmas. People generally forget about manners and common sense. My spiral tree was super easy. I did it like most things I make, I design as I build it and the whole thing went up in like 2 hours. Next year I'm going for 25 feet total height. As soon as I take some day time pictures I'll put them up.
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