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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Birth of Jesus
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    Athens Ga
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    Serving in my Church
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    300 lights on my front gutter you are going to have me beat

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  1. Thank you so much for the help. Main Trading Post out of Paris TX was able to ship me one. Just got it tonight. We will be able to have drive in church during these crazy times.
  2. Hello my name is Ben and this is my first day here and first post also. I live in Athens Ga and volunteer at my church as the sound and tech guy. I am reaching out to this community for a FM Transmitter I am willing to buy or borrow or do what ever is needed to have one for Easter Services for my church. Since COVID we have been able to do Facebook Live and YouTube post and broadcast. But my pastor wants to gather for Easter Service, which my church Hebron Christian Church has a big field to the left of the church and a hill at the parsonage that he could be seen by about 100 cars. I have a travel PA rig but the only piece that I am missing is a FM Transmitter. Every option to buy I have found will not be able to be delivered till after Easter ie Amazon, eBay, many electronic web sites, Ham Radio operators and shops in the Atlanta area. I am now reaching out to y’all for any ideas help or leads. I am asking that you reach out to your church first or local church’s. Especially during this time people need to hear the gospel preached. If anyone can help me my email [email protected] 706-713-0202 I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot maybe the monitors can move it if need be. Thanks again to this community and the talents that you have.
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