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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 VetteMan

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  • Birthday 02/14/1966

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  • Location
    Mooresville, North Carolina, USA
  • Biography
    Computer Geek.
  • Interests
    Cars (Vettes), Computers, and now Lights.
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    This year we have 3 houses participating.
    Our display has 36,000 lights and 208 Channels.
    Mega Tree with 7,000 LED's.
    7 songs.
  1. Hello all- Long Time lurker but never post much. Our street has 4 houses synched. This year we have 31,000 lights and 192 channels. 177 in use. House #2 has 7,000 lights and 32 channels. House #3 has 20,000 lights and 96 channels. House #4 has 5,000 lights and 32 channels. We are located in Mooresville just North of Charlotte off of Highway 150. Show hours are 5:30 till 10:00 Sunday through Thursday. 5:30 till 12:00 Friday and Saturday. I have 7 songs done and am working on the 8th. (Should be in this weekend.) Cliff.
  2. VetteMan

    LED Preorder

    "I don't know if they still do it, but the Corvette factory in Kentucky used to do this, and the buyer got to be the first oneto start their car on the assembly line. Wish I had $$ to buy a vette....:(" skibozo- Yes, they still allow you to tour the factory where they build Corvette's. They have recently instituted a new event where you can actually watch them build your ordered car start to finish and be the first to start it ever. Wife and I got married in the Corvette Museum while taking delivery of our 2001 Convertible. We went back in Jan 2006 to take delivery of our new toy a C6 Z06. We now track that one at VIR and Kershaw. My alias might explain some things... Back to the topic at hand... Paul, thank you very much for taking the time to make this offer available to PC members. My wife is really looking forward to her Mega Tree that I am going to build with those lights.Hopefully you will get some vacation time while you are there... Fun Stuff, Cliff
  3. Well, I asked Paul real nice like if he could get the 24' 70 count 4" strands. (Groveling doesn't hurt.) And I have 96 strands on order for my Mega Tree. Pricing was on par. But you had to order exactly 24 count quantities. 24-48-etc.
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