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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 mdallshouse1

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  • Birthday 09/21/1963

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  • Location
    Atlanta/Tucker, Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    My partner, Jim and I just love Christmas!!! I am somewhat of a computer geek who loves to figure out how to make something work, and Jim just likes to let me have it, show him what to do and revel in the end product. He is good with style and design, I'm good with computers and electricity. We are a good pair.
  • Interests
    We love Disney - collecting and visiting WDW. Memebers of the Disney Vacation Club, we get there twice a year. It's great during the holiday season!!!!
  • Occupation
    Systems Analyst
  • About my display
    24,856 LED's with 288 channels in 2009 along with 7 inflatables. 2009 videos coming soon

    2008 Videos:


  1. Christmas Lights Etc carrys them - they are sold out right now, but I am sure they will be available long before next season: http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/led-net-lights--819.htm
  2. Hey guys..how's life? got all your lights down? We got the very last of them down off the roof, this past weekend. Take care.

  3. welcome to Planet Christmas if you have any qestions let me know are any one here so wlecome glad to have u here

  4. Thanks guys. It's good to know the neighbors!!!!

  5. Welcome....neighbors.

  6. My Tigger Vampire made it through it's fourth season this year - no problems standing up or inflating completely - with no frabric treatments or anything. Hey NoHandles, with the Formula 303, how are you applying this? On the inside or outside? with it inflated or not?
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