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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. Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing on Live with Regis and Kelly tomorrow. Make sure to tune in! Merry Christmas. :happytree: ~Ashleigh
  2. Welcome to PlanetChristmas, ScrozUK. Always glad to have more people from over the pond join us. You might want to check out the PlanetChristmas Worldwide forum. Also, if you wouldn't mind, please consider updating your profile with your city/country. You can find out how to do so here: http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/forum14/5782.html Merry Christmas! Ashleigh
  3. WOW.. great display! It's so elegant and crisp. I just voted for you.. hope you win.. you deserve it. Good luck! Ashleigh
  4. darrylb wrote: OIC.. sorry, I didn't realize that at first. The videos are great! Amazing work. Ashleigh
  5. WOW.. now that's very impressive! I can't wait to see it lit. Ashleigh
  6. WOWERS! Great display.. the LEDs make it so much brighter. I can't wait to see videos. Keep up the great work. Merry Christmas. :happytree: Ashleigh
  7. Thanks for the reminder, Greg! My display isn't finished yet either. :X By the end of this week it will be done. Then I will go take the video and send it on over. Ashleigh
  8. I just received mine today!! It's so big and comfy.. I'm glad it's a little chilly out today so that I can wear it. Once again, thanks Carrie and Chris! I can't wait to meet everyone at PLUS2007! Merry Christmas :happytree: Ashleigh
  9. Richard, that's AWESOME! I would come up all the way to Ohio just to see it. Ashleigh
  10. I have 6,000 lights on mine this year and it's my first year having a mega tree. I've seen some others with around 15,000.. not sure if it's the sunsetter pole or if it is just a regular 20ft pole without a base. Next year I'm hoping to double the amount of lights on mine. Ashleigh
  11. I am sorry to hear this, Scott. It makes me sad to read about everyones displays being effected by the strom. Especially when something big gets destroyed. Look on the bright side (haha, get it?) at least you have your computer on be able to come on PC! Nice thing about laptops, they have battery backup. :devil: Ashleigh
  12. TJ, I am so sorry to hear this. I know quite a few peoples displays have been messed up by the strom. I hope you can fix most of the problems and get your display back up and running. Cheers! Ashleigh
  13. MrsLaFournaise wrote: We're speaking the same language! :laughing: :waycool: Ashleigh
  14. I just saw it and come on here to post it.. LOL. Brad, you beat me. Carson, his wife and 2 girls were in the interview. Ashleigh
  15. They look great, Lisa! I especially love the penguins. Ashleigh
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