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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.

    Schuyler Gore

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    About Schuyler Gore

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    • Birthday 07/01/1976

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      Dequincy, Louisiana, USA
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      Hunting, Camping, Lights
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      Systems Engineer
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    1. tnx for the birthday wish also the cabinet is 500.00 without shipping it is punched for 256 channelsalso will include the greenlee puch you can resale for ahout 60.00 its way more new but thats what I paid and have 2 any thing else you can call me at 813 267 6333 tnx mike in Tampa

    2. Do you still have any of the other Larger items? I am in driving distance of Houston, just wondering what you have.
    3. Hi Schuyler Gore, Noticed it was your birthday today so Happy Birthday!! Hope it is A Good 1.

    4. What would you like pictures of? Most of it is in storage right now, we do have a website at: http://www.dequincychristmas.com to see what all we ran this year. I will see what other pictures I can come up with.
    5. I have several items in Louisiana if there is anyone that wants to come by and look at any of it. I have a pallet full of SO cord, LOTS of 10/3. I have several wire frames, I have a large collection of mini lights and other assorted cords, a complete 20' mega tree setup. I just ran out of time anymore to put it all up and take it down. I would really rather not have to ship anything. Let me know if you are interested in looking. ALSO, I will accept paypal even if you pick it up here at the house.
    6. I have two 12 count cases of brand new in box C7 strobes from Action Lighting that I would like to sell. I would like to get $75.00 + shipping or make offer. Thanks. Schuyler Gore
    7. Here is a picture of the SO cord that M Gardner requested. Thanks
    8. All of the controllers have been spoken for right now. Thanks for the interest.
    9. Again, I bought these as the Card Assembled (Complete Package) PC-CTB16PC-COMPLETE$205.95 package and put them in the enclosure "plugged" in the cord sets. Again, I will say that I am starting the asking price at $200 but I also said that if that doesn't seem fair make an offer if you are interested.
    10. Tim, Thanks for the interest, these were bought as the PC-CTB16PC-COMPLETE packages from LOR and have the heavy duty heat sinks factory installed.
    11. I have a several tubs of minis, some large figures and wireframes, I have 9 of the Giant bulb strings, lots of assorted stuff, would have to let someone sort through it. I have a pallet load of SO cord for power cords and a pallet full of extension cords and zip cords.
    12. I just counted I have 24 new in the box still in unopened case I will take $75.00 plus shipping for the strobes.
    13. I have had no issues with the controllers. I can offer a week or so warranty with the purchase. I have had someone potentially speak for the unassembled kit but the five that are listed are 30 amp CTB16PC controllers. They were used for only this Christmas season. I am selling them because I realized this year with our city's display and my display I have no time for anything else leading up to Christmas so I will be focusing primarily on city's display for 2009. For anyone living close enough I can offer them for pickup to save shipping. I also have a huge lot of other holiday lighting
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