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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
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  1. Hi there friends i am here in ontario canada looking at diffrent types of floods for the display this year. all so want to cut down on power and amps being used i like keep the brightness around the 100 wats per flood. what think about Led floods or know were can get at a good price as there still not cheap! or CFL floods at a good price ? love to hear what you people have to say! Merry Christmas Ontario Canada Guelph
  2. Can some one help me i have looked all over Ontario and few places in Usa for 6 volt mini light do you think i can find them any were whats i need is about 280 yellow bulbs, 230 Red bulbs and 120 Green Bulbs all 6 Volt ones. Any help would be great help for me. Thank You
  3. Hi there i am in Guelph and win top display for this City but i do not have a site or pics up but soon to start putting up the Lights
  4. Hello there i got a question about 3 wire rope lights from action lighting red-green rope lights. http://www.actionlighting.com/item-detail.asp?ID=640&MainCategory=Rope%20Light&Sub=3%20Wire%20Rope%20Light i am woundering if any one has put them on window inside of house around them if so how did you get them staright around window frams as our window are plastic frames.All so are they bright enough to use?? any help is great help thanks Kevin:tree::tree::happytree::happytree:
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