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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.
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  • 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.

Pastaboy62

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  1. I adjusted the potentiometers and it is clear as can be. Thanks
  2. Why would the manual mention using a larger antenna if it may damage the unit? No I did not check the antenna power level. How do I adjust that? By fuzzy I mean the frequencies I am trying to use.
  3. Ok, I bought a pre-assembled FM25b a couple weeks ago. I hooked it up and it works perfectly in the house. Now today I go and try broadcasting outside, and I can not find a good frequency, they are too fuzzy. I tried hooking it up to the dipole antenna I got at Radio Shack, and that still did not work. I live in a very air wave populated area. There is a major radio antenna behind my house and I live an hour away from NYC so I get all that too. What do you guys recommend to help me get this to really work.
  4. No one that is going to see my display has most likely seen one before so whats it to them if they here the song going. I have it in my display but it was my first song i synced and it is not that good.
  5. I just staple the lights to the window. Probably not the most streamline way but I like it.
  6. I have that snowman. Got it from k-mart a couple years ago.
  7. yeah it was you, expect an order from me soon.
  8. Pastaboy62

    LED supplier

    What is that name of the L.E.D. supplier that has that pretty big pre sale in jan. I wanted to buy lights but forgot and now I need too for this year. I think they were Christmas BLANK. I forget and am looking for some help thanks.
  9. NWSanta wrote: I would do that as well. I have a roof that is 4/12 and i was able to put a ladder on it
  10. Hmmm.....I have 750 dollars, and am looking for some LOR
  11. Do you think it would be possible to use a fiberglass flagpole as a megatree pole? Right now I have 12 strands of c9's that make up a sorta megatree, but I was thinking of going with the more standard type of megatree. I was just thinking about using my flagpole. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
  12. One more thing, whats the M5 Concave look like, I am new to LED Also, geez I hate asking these questions, for the things of 12, could I get like 2 sets of green 3 of red, and 7 of orange? or does it have to all be 12 sets of 1 color. Thanks
  13. One more thing, whats the M5 Concave look like, I am new to LED Also, geez I hate asking these questions, for the things of 12, could I get like 2 sets of green 3 of red, and 7 of orange? or does it have to all be 12 sets of 1 color. Thanks
  14. I was flipping out trying to figure out how anyone was going to be able to order anything from that chart unless you had a Ph D is code cracking, untill i found out that the spread sheet went ACDE and complety skipped the discription of what i wanted...hahaahah, all good now... thanks..
  15. I was flipping out trying to figure out how anyone was going to be able to order anything from that chart unless you had a Ph D is code cracking, untill i found out that the spread sheet went ACDE and complety skipped the discription of what i wanted...hahaahah, all good now... thanks..
  16. What are you doing with that many?
  17. My whole house is CFL. Honestly, I have not noticed a difference in any thing. I went through a lot of different bulbs till I found the one I liked best and that would be the GE bulbs. Try a couple GE CFL's and you guys might change your mind...
  18. Are the lights from walmart any different than any other cheap light manufacturer
  19. skibozo wrote: Not a megatree but just as good...
  20. I am reading up on switching over to LED's for next year, and I have found information about c9 replacement bulbs. Does this mean I can just screw them into my incandescent C9 bases. What manufacture do you recommend? What kind of light do they give off. Thanks
  21. Last year I put a 5 foot christmas tree in the back of my truck. I lit it with LED lights and powered it out of a power invertering in the cab. It was definetly a head turner.
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