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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.

Lightaholic

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About Lightaholic

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  • Birthday 08/19/1967

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story.
  • Location
    Flatwoods, KY, USA
  • Biography
    I just moved to KY from NC.
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    1 guess...
  • Occupation
    Lightaholic
  • About my display
    I had 65,000 lights synced to LOR and 47 inflatables in 2009. I haven't had the opportunity to decorate since.

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  1. have tried to call, and emailed , we have info on your board!! chris

  2. Pics are available for some items, just click here. Prices in parenthesis are new price for comparison only. Wire-Frames: (Pick-up only) All old lights need to be replaced as the tape is wearing off, but most work(w) Some have the controller included© • SMALL HELICOPTER (old lights)(w)©(c-7’s) $150 ($450) • SANTA GOLFER, GOLFER RUDY, FLAG (no cart, no lights) $80 ($140) • BAH HUM BUG (partial new lights)(w) $60 ($150) • TOY TRACTOR (color caps)(w) $15 ($25) • 8-3’ SNOWFLAKE (old lights)(w) $25ea ($65) • 5-SMALL SNOWFLAKE (old lights)(4w) $8ea($19) • SANTA AND RUDY PLAYING FOOTBALL (old lights)©(w) $175 ($425) • 3 LEAF HOLLY (old lights) $10 ($20) • 3 LEAF HOLLY (old lights)(w) $20 ($65) • CANDY CANE W/BOW (color caps)(w) $45 ($70) • SANTA SLEIGH (no lights)W/ 5 REINDEER (old lights)(w) $175 ($400) • HORSE & CARRIAGE (old lights C-7)©(w) $275 ($650) • SANTA AIRPLANE (color caps)(w) $100 ($275) • 3.5’ SNOWMAN (no lights) $25 ($50) • PLUS 2007 WREATH (new lights)(w) $20 • Florida Mini REINDEER HEAD (no lights) $15 Inflatable's: •Santa (many yrs old, faded) $10 •Snowman (many yrs old, discolored, repaired) $10 •PlanetChristmas Santa(used 1 year) $20 New Deluxe Santa Suit w\ All Accessories: (Pick-up only) •XXL Coat, Pants, Hat, Belt, Belly, Wig, 2-Wig Caps, Beard, Eyebrows, 3 sets of glasses, 3 pair of gloves, Boot Covers, Santa Boots(size 12\13) and a Santa Sack customized with it to look 3\4 full as to hold candy canes at the very top. $200 ($300) Holiday Light Show: (Pick-up only) Used 1 season inside then re-boxed. •White 3-tree set. $150 Mini Lights: 100ct. New, green wire, (2 unboxed) $1\set •40 Multi 150ct. New, green wire, 3 boxed & 4 unboxed $1.50\set •7 Multi 100ct. New, white wire, unboxed $1\set •15 Clear 100ct. New, white wire, unboxed w\ 100 1\4" clips attached $2\set (ready to clip on your wire-frames) •57 Clear Net Light: Used .50\set •20 Multi G12 Mini-Faceted Berry LED's: (from Paul at CDI) New $12\set •11 Cool White C-9 Lights: 25 ct. New, green wire $2\set •4 Clear Flood Light holders: Type1AA •28 New $1each •4 Used .50each Light Testers: (ChristmasDoneBright.com) •SF102 $100 ($150) •Light Keeper Pro New $8 ($20) Wreaths (used 1 year)(Pick-up only) •2-2ft Wreaths RGW mini's (for 3 Channels) $15 each •2ft Wreath RGW mini's (3 Channels) w/1' inner wreath RGW (3 Channels) $25 •2ft Wreath w/ large Gold (all weather)Bow Red mini's $20 C-7: Replacement bulbs New 25ct $1.50ea •15 Clear Cool White replacement LED bulbs: (CDI) •100 bulbs $100($125) for all (or I'll sell them in 25pc sets) Strings 25ct Green Wire New $3.50/set •13 Red •35 Clear Strings 25ct Used $2/set •6 Green •6 Red •6 Clear C-9: Replacement bulbs New (4pks) 25
  3. I would like to see it back as well. I just moved from NC to KY(on the WV\OH border area). It would be nice to hook up with some new friends and share ideas in this area....if I could find them...lol
  4. All-in-One Professional Digital 19
  5. Updated List... I have a new case (4 sets) of the Deluxe Incandescent version of Lawn Lights. You can check them out at LawnLights.com I will sell them for $45.00 per set + shipping or $165.00 for the case including shipping. I also have the following Color & Blackout Caps: Red..........2285__(4-500pc)__(1-200pc)____________(85) Green.......1836__(3-500pc)__(1-200pc)____________(136) Blue..........773__(1-500pc)__(1-200pc)_____________(73) Orange......964__(1-500pc)__(2-200pc)_____________(64) Yellow......1238__(2-500pc)__(1-200pc)_____________(38) Purple........453____________(2-200pc)_____________(53) Blackouts....875____________(1-200pc)__(2-100pc)__(49) I'm selling the 500pc for $25.00ea, 200pc for $10.00ea, 100pc for $5.00ea and a misc(variety) pack of the remaining caps(500pc) for $25.00. Shipping will be .01(one penny) per cap. Example...500 caps would be $25.00 for the caps and $5.00 for shipping. Total of $30.00 including shipping. Mix and match and if you get 1000pc, I will sell them for $45.00. These sets are prepackaged, so please don't ask me to count them out to split them up. I bought them from Darryl at ChristmasLightShow.com and am now downsizing. They are all new. I have the following DMX Lighting and Pinspots listed on Craigslist, just add shipping: Chauvet LED Splash 200B DMX LED Washlight Chauvet LED Techno Strobe RGB PAR 36 Pinspots Any questions, feel free to call me at 336-207-6804. Thanks,
  6. This is not mine...all I have left is ShowTime MP3 Directors.
  7. Any offers? Don't worry about insulting me...just know this is a good camcorder.
  8. Final Price Cut... I have 2 NEW ShowTime MP3 Directors & 1 used ShowTime MP3 Director I paid $224.95 each. I'm asking $175.00 each including shipping. I accept PayPal or cash for local pick-up. Please call for faster response time. 336-207-6804 Thank You.
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