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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. Scott4864 wrote: Yea I got to Wal-Mart @ 5:30am.. I live in Bartlett in the Rockyford neighborhood.
  2. ErnieHorning wrote: HD had both 70 and 100ct, in town. 70ct listed at $1.14 & 100ct at $1
  3. Increasing gasoline costs make everything more expensive. In this case 15 cents has been added since last year. The Wal-Mart I went to today, in Memphis, was the same price of 1.15. HD has the same for $1
  4. TONS of LED and others here in local Memphis store. None on sale, yet.
  5. I believe the 50% off begins tomorrow. I was at HD today and I read their clearance poster. The 30% off selected items ends today... Almost all of teh inflatables are 50% off.
  6. Steven Singleton Jr. wrote: Thank God you're not a Louisville fan! (U of Memphis & Louisville fans don't like each other too much) --I'm going to hit the other 4 Lowes in town tomorrow.
  7. Same here in Memphis, TN. For some reason they had tons of LEDs but they were all Green C6
  8. Went to Lowes and HD, today. Some HD stock was 30% off. ALL Lowes lights, inflatables,-- everything was 50% off.
  9. That was at the local fair I believe. It's huge.
  10. Thanks for the info. I suppose I'll need to be creative when I setup my display.
  11. Is this a good choice for running several airblowns on one cable using vampire plugs? I have a much larger collection this year and no added electric outlets. Would this cable be a better option than using plug-in splitters ( ie.. 3-outlet splitters) etc.? Thanks!
  12. krusaders wrote: Cool.. Look forward to it.
  13. I figured i would need to start making my own cords. I guess the Mrs. will have to get over it. I haven't been to the Southaven Display.. is it a mixture of everything? Hopefully, I can get verified at the airblownclub and start getting some deals.
  14. krusaders wrote: Newbie here..... I'm in Memphis!! Pretty close to you.. How many inflatables do you have??? I have about 20. Any suggestions when it comes to powering them up? Do buy extension cords or make your own??
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