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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. I will look tomorrow when I go to work. Please PM me if you wouldl ike a copy. I think that the CD is around $15.00
  2. I have a Power Inverter installed year round. I have a lighted Pumpkin on at Haloween and a Wreathe at Christmas.
  3. Count me in! I do it every night! Last night I watched all the lights turn off too. Is that bad??
  4. I'm just under 10,000. Still have a few lawn lights to go, the rooflines, and a huge tree in the front yard.
  5. Place all the DLS boxes together with their photo sensors facing the same way. Set all the boxes to Show #19. Have a 100 watt lightbulb on a timer to have the bulb on during the late afternoon. When the timer turns the lightbulb off at say 530 for the show start time, all the DLS boxes will fire on at the same time.
  6. Maybe you can have1 stringend right at the window. Take 1 set and go up the window and take another set to go under the window and continue along the brick line.
  7. Los Angeles area has started on KOST 103.5 --Mike
  8. I was going through some old pictures tonight. This is from the 2004 Osborne Light Display at Walt Disney World. How about this for a light switch to get your show started?
  9. How about a few sets of the Giant Bulbs. Lowes website has a set of 10 for $9.97
  10. There is a 32 Channel sequence for sale on the LOR website
  11. I was looking around Animated Lighting's Video section and came across Ken Good's show. Does anyone know which version of Carol of the Bells he used? Click here to see the video:
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