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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 johneguns

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    going out with my family looking at Christmas lights
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    crestview hills,ky ,41017
  1. I don't think that is the case because they are in the same place on every set and they are much larger than the light socket plug they were put there for a reason.
  2. I always thought there were resisters in there but now I'm kinda lost there is no metal of any kind. these were extra's stapled to the end like the fuses and replacement bulbs
  3. there are the pics anyone have any ideals now?
  4. ok a friend on another sight bought some lights at Target and they came with these extra plugs that appear to go were the resisters are. does anyone know what these are or what they do?
  5. I would also check to make sure that in the sequence you have assighned a controller for ex. 2nd set of 16 channles have been assigned controller #2 and the 3rd set of 16 set to controller 3 so on and so forth.
  6. Dennis great explanation! thank you because I always wonder ok so why not just add more LED's what's the difference and now I know.
  7. thanks had a feeling that was the issue but wasn't 100% sure.you think a adding a c7 first thing on the line would stop this?
  8. I'm having this problem with LED'S that are not ran on my controller but are on a photo cell timer. any thoughts?
  9. I have this going on also, I haven't tried anything to fix it yet but look forward to seeing what everyone else has to say.
  10. I could be wrong but I don't think weight will be an issue with the fan being upside down and not hanging, you should be fine I have used those motors before and haven't had any problems. Good luck I can't wait to see the finished product.
  11. looks very cool! I was thinking about how to move the skater and was thinking maybe you could use a magnet on a piece of plywood that would go around on your fan that would be placed under the glass then another magnet on the bottom of the skater. no moving part exsposed to the weather.
  12. no I been doing this for about 8 years now with no issues and my home insurance company assured me that I was covered. I use the mini bulbs so not much risk there and their are only 2 guide wires/ ropes on the first arch that anyone could even think about tripping on, and it would be no different than if they tripped on one from my inflatables.
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