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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 cdcrowell

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  • Birthday 12/07/1974

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    joelton, Tennessee, USA
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    learnig about animation
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    automotive manufacturing
  1. I know it's late in the season but I'm working on one for a gift
  2. im in the same boat as you .wanting to do this but broke.i wander if this will work http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=usb+to+parallel+printer+cable&hl=en&prmd=ivs&resnum=3&biw=1280&bih=607&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1660719598718154490&ei=vCLjTMm6HYa8lQexk4C2DQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CHAQ8wIwAA#
  3. what does everyone use for painting there coro.do you paint or use permaant markers
  4. me and my kids went and seen yours tonight.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
  5. can i get your address i want to take the kids out to look at lights tonight and if you know of anymore in your area

  6. im heading to frankilin .ive got one address off of here to go see ,its the one on pinwheel dr,im looking for more and for chucks address.it is about 630 now and i will be heading out in about a hour if anyone can help.pm me thanks
  7. i have the same lights on mmy roof and i have probably 6 0r 7 plugged in together and they all light up
  8. check here http://www.wowlights.com/ProductList.asp?Category=14
  9. day 2 got alot more done today .i havent even used a single light from last year yet i bought way to much after christmas last year
  10. thanks but it will come down its been up all season but its not for christmas and also by the way the icicle lights twinkle thats why some are not on in the pics
  11. day 1 of putting lights up mostly on the roof .still have the garage to do
  12. i have one im using for holloween.it works ok with the mps is not pefect but it syncs pretty good with the mp3
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    i was in pigeon forge a couple of years ago when this show was in town and believe me it was a nightmare getting out .i listen to the whole titans vs colts game on the radio sitting in traffic just from gattlinburg to sevierville.took about 7 hrs just to get to nashville .like 3 1/2 hours getting out.just want to warn everyone
  14. TED wrote: allright you right now i look dumb lol ..it was early in the morning my brain doesnt work mornings
  15. if you have a old time pottery in your area they had about six different ones for 10 dollars after 50%off.ofcourse those are without lights but thats my favorite part ,putting the lights on myself
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