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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.
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  • 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.

Buddhascuda

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    Douglas Mundle

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I would love when people would come up to my house and roll their windows down and blast the music from our show
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    Derby,CT, ,
  • Biography
    I love the Christmas season for decorating bit the last few years it's been hard on myself to decorate and and upgrade my display and show by my self.
  • Interests
    RC Nitro Cars,motorcycles,muscle cars
  • Occupation
    Auto Mechanic
  • About my display
    My display is mostly incandescent lights and would love to upgrade but that's to expensive at this time to do

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  1. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
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    Can't continue with my decorating because of health and finances .the equipment is in great shape and it has the original show programmer. With the show controller and the other boxes I ran a total of 48 channels my loss is your gain

    $500.00

    DERBY - US

  2. For a ranch stile roof that has a low pitch I use the cheap 10X12 shelf brackets and use a gallon size zip lock bag with sand in it I seal it up with gorilla tape so it won't leak.and it holds it up to 45 mile an hour winds and no permante damage to the roof
  3. I have a gingerbread house that a couple of years ago got caught on a teather hold down and ripped I was wondering how to fix the rip its rightin the middle of the cloth and it won't inflate until I fix it
  4. Don't know if your still looking at this but my tree was 14 feet high and I still didn't have a problem with the way it was tied down
  5. YOU KNOW THIS CHRISTMAS LIGHT THING HAS GONE TO FAR; when you get Deck the halls on dvd, and tell your wife; I think I could do Better than that!
  6. I've had 60 mile an hour winds and my mini trees didn't move,my first year with the mega tree and it held up, my mega was placed in a bucket of cement as it was a last minute addition.I used 2 racheting tie downs and 4 screw in pieces that I use for my camper awningand it stayed up without a problem.[and the bucket of cement wasn't put in the ground]
  7. I also added a 32 channel this yearin my show.it took a little while to get it done,sorry I couldn't get it donesooner
  8. Peggy what color net lights were you looking for
  9. I didn't find any purple this year at my walmarts just last year.I might be interested in a few boxes
  10. I noticed alot of walmart lights [100 mini counts] Had this Problem plus if you look really good at them you'll notice that they are not painted [or]stained completly.I was really up set that I hadbrand new lights that I tested then put on the tree ,had blown hafe the strand.after testing it out I found that the light didn't fit the light socket that great and caused my #$% break down.I Vowed to only use Target lights I didn't have any problems this year with these.
  11. The shooting flames are really cool and I would be the first to set it up but I think the fire dept, local police,and State fire Marshall would frown on it I would also think you would need a Pyrotech licsence
  12. We went to Wal-Mart and you could have bought them at 50 or 75% off ,thats if you got them before they were boxing them back up,to put them in storage.when the 26th came we could not find 1 box of LED anything at Walmart or the Depot.the only thing I found at either store were Alot of net lights and mini white lights thats about it
  13. I ran this song for my display this year 32 channels. people ask me about where did I get it.
  14. Chris I would think that 35 or 40 footers you would have to set them in the ground 3 to 4 feet and place them in concrete so they are secure .I would also place guide wires about 1/2 way up for safety.after all you will be adding some wieght to the pole plus as this winter has proved with 60 mile an hour wind in CT anything could happen
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