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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 NWSanta

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  • Birthday 07/03/1974

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  • Location
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Biography
    Well I've been into Christmas since I can remember plugging lights in. I couldn't wait until I was old enough to climb on the roof with my Dad.
    The rest they say is history. Now our house is the Center of Glow at Christmas. With visitors steadily on the rise each year it's gratifying to know that I'm making lots of people's Christmas's each Year.
  • Interests
    -Die-Cast Cars
    -Real Cars
  • Occupation
    Info Tech
  • About my display
    40,000 lights over a mile of extension cord and I can't wait until my Son can help me install some of this stuff!!!

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  1. There was a guy here in Victoria that had these so I bought All 3 as he had all 3 and they work great in Halloween lighting as well. The Greens are very very bright!!! -Evan
  2. Last year I did a rock and roll theme. My Song list included: Rockin around the Christmas tree by Miley Cyrus Eddie Money Everybody loves Christmas Whirling Dervishes - Mr Grinch Deetown Rock mix of The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't be Late) You can see a collection of the music I've done here: http://vimeo.com/nwsanta Happy Sequencing!!!! Evan
  3. I agree not amused at all what a jerk.... Why didn't he just sell it to some Christmas person... Shame -Evan
  4. PM Sent on 2 controllers but, I'm sure they are spoken for. -Evan
  5. I prefer Cool White because of the POP that they have. Warm white is just to brown/yellowish for me... I have RGBYW on my house line and the white really adds a nice mix to the colours... -Evan
  6. Good Find... Nice to see that go to somebody who will enjoy it and not some where , where it might not be as enjoyed!!!!
  7. I've had my Green ones leaping for 2 years now. 10 foot long regular 1 Inch PVC 100 LEDs , 7 channels. Their a big crowd pleaser!!! This is one of my personal favs: http://vimeo.com/2536040 You can see more of mine at Vimeo... -Evan
  8. I use C6 on everything. Arches, Mega Tree , and bushes. However, I do like the look of the 5mm's on bushes... You can see my C6's in action on the mega-tree here: http://vimeo.com/8182117 Cheers Evan
  9. Hey Roman, You could also just hang them from the rafters on hooks as well!!! Cheers Evan
  10. I too will admit that the Arches are a big hit! Thank you Mr. Maxwell for giving us this great idea!!!! And those baby arches are amazing in that previous post. The time and attention it took you to put those in that coro. You sir have A LOT of patience!!!! -Evan
  11. I was going to keep my mouth shut by all I have is 2 words: NEVER AGAIN!
  12. Is there a picture to these???? Cheers Evan
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