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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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  1. WALMART has put out some of lights here in Marietta GA
  2. Wayne Kremer wrote: Who is Bill Foley. How do I get in touch with him and how much? I am a newb.
  3. walked into walmart tonight and found a carton on green lights. I didnt think I would find them. I had went in for clear but they didnt have any. so sad. I cant find them anywhere
  4. Hello I am going to do a 20 foot mega tree next year with a sunsetter flag pole. What do you guys use for the star. Did you make your own or get one some where, if so where?
  5. 3 light up deer. 2 are animated 1 lounging deer 1 animated moose 1 Skiing moose two 42 inch snowflakes 4 light up presents 5000 lights light up horse and carriage 12 light up candy canes light clips, stakes timers Total spent 220 total saved 300.00 Going animated next year with LOR I hope I am ready
  6. Same here. Amazing. I let the neighbors kids help put one up and a week later they tried to put one up in the yard. Doesnt look as good as mine. Needs more lights. I almost went to help them and give them some lights to put on it.
  7. Thanks to finding this website i need to do the followings 1. LOR 32 chan for next year and work on seqences. 2. 20 foot flagpole for mega tree 3. More power! 4.Strobe string for megatree 5. mini tree made from tomato cage.
  8. I put little eye bolts around the window one in each corner and 1 between each one in the middle. I then use wire ties to attach them to the eyebolts. At end of season I cut the wire tie and leave the eye bolts for next year. you dont notice them if you dont know that they are there.
  9. you can take thin PVC pipe, take two foot rebar and hammer into ground about a foot and arch the pvc pipe. you would need to combine 2 ten foot sections together and then arch them.
  10. So what is the thing at the top holding the lights up. I looked for a bun foot on lowes website but didnt see anything like it.
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