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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 kalifi

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    1. Ok, thank you for the response.
    2. Anyone receiving their shipments yet?
    3. Jacob was able to call me this morning and get my order going. Seems like a great guy and was very accommodating. Glad I chose to get all my LED light needs from MITS. I am looking forward to early summer to get my shipment. As an FYI. I had an error that was MY mistake and when I found out about MY mistake, I called Jacob and we were able to get it corrected. Super awesome service. I hope to have a similar purchase next year as well so his outstanding service thus far has secured him a customer for next year's presale. (I have to slowly build up my LED conversion...It's expensive)
    4. I called today and got voice mail. I left a message but did not hear from anyone. I will try again tomorrow.
    5. Thank you Jacob. I will await the details.
    6. On these retrofits will the c9's have 3 LEDS or 5 LEDS? I hope to be purchasing green and red c9 retros...to the tune of about 225 each...should my budget allow. Also I will be looking for some c6 or 5mm. I was hoping to use the same company for all my purchases this year so I am anxiously awaiting your price list on the c9 retros.
    7. Where did you get them from? Have you talked to the vendor that sold them to you yet?
    8. I was always taught to get the CLS strobes...can't speak to the action lighting strobes.
    9. I just have a few of these bad boys out in the yard and have not had a connection issue yet. In all seriousness, I don't every really have issues with water and connections...now rabbits...that is another matter but I do not want to threadjack.
    10. Buy the 100 count and cut it in half.
    11. I am jealous. Have some meat pies and fish and chips for me. Then wash it all down with some L & P. As far as finding something to buy that is Christmas related...sorry can't help you.
    12. ...most recent purchase was an HDMI switch that allowed me to hook up all my HD consoles to a TV that had just 2 HDMI inputs.
    13. Mono is the best!!! The store not the illness. HDMI cables for $2-$4 a piece when a like cable from the box stores is $30-$50. Their quality is great and the product they put out is great. I never have problems with them. Call me crazy but I like knowing I can get a CAT5 cable in almost any color (and I mean any color: pink, purple, green, red, blue, yellow, etc) and in any size---Just turn to Mono.
    14. worth a shot...but may be too late. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1877576
    15. kalifi


      That happened to me a couple of years ago. There was really nothing left in the stores but I still went in on the day I knew they were going to 90% off and they started pulling out box after box after box of Christmas decorations that they previously had been "out of stock". I ended up with 5 shopping carts of stuff. 3 of those carts were just extension cords. 40ft extension cords I was paying .89 cents each. Even if they did not have something before does not mean that they will not later on. Good Luck to those looking for a good deal
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