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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.

MusicJR

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  1. i was the one that mentioned the stake pack i think it has 4 stakes and some string
  2. mine would not agree to the lights either tried it on thurs
  3. Home depot has a holiday stake pack for i think around $5
  4. seeing how they are pack 4 that would be why
  5. There are three different versions of the the one at sams club has the connectable box. The other two are a lightshow with no sound and the one with sound that you can connect a mp3 to it.
  6. Thank you everyone for all your kind words I had planned to put out all 12 that i have for easter.
  7. I was not able to do what i really wanted to do this year cause of time. But here is my Display for this year thx JR
  8. Does anyone know what is going on it has been down 4 2 days now?
  9. this was exclusive to the florida kamrts only
  10. thank you for the heads up went there today and got some shatterproof orniments and some garland only net and icicle lights left at mine
  11. thx again for the heads up I went back and bought 38 more boxes got the last 4 extension cords to
  12. thx for the heads up:waycool: i bought all the 20 green they had the other day at 66% off did not want to chance not getting any i'll keep stoping back in to see what they have left
  13. thx for the heads up:waycool: i bought all the 20 green they had the other day at 66% off did not want to chance not getting any i'll keep stoping back in to see what they have left
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