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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 HVACR

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    • Birthday 12/18/1971

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Christmas Story
    • Location
      Weatherford OK
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      Christmas Lights
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      Mechanical Contractor
    • About my display
      4 year. 196 Channels and 25,000 lights

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    1. Good to know. Thanks HVACR
    2. Wait for the Light-O-Rama spring grab sale. You can buy new controllers for what you can buy used ones the rest of the year. Just sign up your email on their site to find out when. It is usually in April. HVACR
    3. If your having trouble with false trips. Replace the GCFI plug with a GCFI breaker. This has helped on the ice machines I service. HVACR
    4. I have put lights on the one yard for the second year. No body said anything. I did't ask my city council person. He said if I asked the answer would be no. Just put it up. The worst thing would be they would say to take them down. The mayor said my display make the town better. HVACR
    5. What is the Percent of discount off regular price or example of discount per string? Thanks.
    6. I am game for one. Just let me know. Thanks.
    7. HVACR


      We are in Branson MO on vacation. I always here this group take about Menards. Menards has this. Menards has that. The Christmas selection was off the chart. We have nothing like this in Oklahoma. The Christmas items were 40% off I still bought $250 worth for next year. I hope they build a Menards in Oklahoma. I am jellious I don't have one. HVACR
    8. Could you post a picture of the sleigh and reindeer in daylight? I want a better look of your mounting setup. Thanks HVACR
    9. On what grounds are they offended by this song? Just listened to the song sounds pretty dossel for songs of that erra. HVACR
    10. HVACR

      Still here

      I am still alive. Yes, I did get my display up this year. Worked on finishing up to the last minute. Didn't get to add anything to my display this year. Have all the items and a plan just ran out of time........... Maybe next year I will have a large growth spurt. Still have lots of people stopping and watching the display. Had a post of Facebook that has over 6286 views. My daughter says that's not bad. Have a great display. HVACR
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