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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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  1. Thank you for your complement! It really makes the effort worth while.
  2. It's one of those cheaper Canon HDV. Very good picture. I always like Canon.
  3. I've added the 2 short clips before the song "This is Halloween" to my old sequence from 2 years ago. It works pretty well. Vimeo support HD video too. Check it out: http://www.vimeo.com/2156630
  4. LOL. So very true. I don't have rooms for the ever growing numbers of mini trees and they have to sit outside of my garage now.
  5. Wes wrote: Wow! Just got them today and I onlyordered it 2 days ago. Extreme fast shipping!!
  6. MS_Mike wrote: They are not rated for outdoor use, but I do it anyway.
  7. It depends on the software you use. The one that came with my multichannel capture card delete the oldest video when the HD near full. It doesn't bother me though since I dedicated a seperate small HD just for the recording video.
  8. I use a few of those 0.01 Lux cameras with 3.5-8mm Anto-Iris Lens. It's very good quality even at night. It cost $113 + S/H. Search "Sony CCD CCTV Color Security Camera, Day Night, 480 Lns" in ebay and you'll see them. I run them to a multichannel video security/capture card. They have been running 24x7 for a couple of years now. Still going strong.
  9. Just ordered 50. Any left?
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    Yea, same thing for the New York people. You need to use the drop down box to choose New York: http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/view_user.php?city=New_York http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/view_user.php?city=Brooklyn If you New Yorkers are not listed here, update your profile. http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/view_user.php?region=New%20York&country=USA
  11. hehe, we knew you are someone here. i seriously doubt anyone would buy that kind of stuff retail nowadays.
  12. Nice. If you life in MO, you could just pick one up for $60.
  13. see the two mower that he bought? He must have a very big yard. :laughing:
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