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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. looking for some help i have been trying to contact animated lighting for 4 week to upgrade my 16 channel songs to 32. anyone have them for sale out there or know what is up with AL Thanks Lorne
  2. $100.00 Cash is fine you will be picking it up at my mother-inlaws house. please send me an email at [email protected] with some contact information. truly we are happy to see it get a great Planet Christmas Home. we would have shiped it but that was way to expenceive and ran the risk of being destoryed. once i have you info i will contact you ASAP i'll PM you also
  3. well seeing how no one has showed interest in the san diego area on this item it will be going to charity. we were looking for a couple hundred for it.
  4. you are so correct we would like to receive 200.00 to 300.00 for this item.
  5. just bumping this up it is now back up for sale we will take the first respectible offer and if none receive up on ebay it goes.
  6. Hi All: on the old board there was a post from someone selling 4 X 8 led Net Lights in different colors. i need 3 red, 3 green and 3 blue would prefer commercial grade but will take any type in this size. thanks for the assistance Lorne
  7. no it is converted all the time. i just happed to go there at christmas time. and it just was not the same
  8. Being a huge halloween fan i love these but i also hate when holidays are mixed. as this year for christmas i went to disney land and found that they had changed the haunted manion to the them of the nightmare before christmas and it was just not the same any more i probley will never do that ride again.
  9. not yet. i may just half to wait untill next year to put this up on ebay
  10. than is what you get when you type before coffee
  11. Hay everyone in California. i just put op for sale here ( http://planetchristmas.mywowbb.com/forum57/20948.html) a giant sand display that is for local pick up in san deigo
  12. also please be resnable with you offers. we are aware of the market on ebay for something like this. but want to give our fellow christmas fans first shot at it.
  13. My mother-in-law in San diego has a large ( 6 foot + ) santa display. we original bought it back in 1993 from a payless store that was going out of business and they had had it for quite some time before we got it. well my mother in law no longer wants it keep in her garage and we dont want to take the chance of shipping it dow and having it broken ( nor do we have a place to store it ) so if you are in the san diego area or dont mind driving to get it. just either pm me or post to this board with what you are willing to pay for it. and next sunday we will give it to the highest offer. have a great new year Lorne
  14. costco had them for the last 2 years . we had to get rid of our the gfi keep blowing do to them
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