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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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Everything posted by Pastaboy62

  1. I have 100 amps, 4-20 amps dedicated and 1-20 that we have on porch. The house is only 200 so we have to be careful
  2. I'm 5:30 to 11 for my static display.
  3. How many people here use the 1 to 3 indoor only cords outside. I plan on using a couple of them and i was wondering who else does. Have you had any problems with them?
  4. Yeah, and it doesnt seem to bad until you actully get on the roof. When i was on the ground I was like "oh i don't need a harness for that" now i wouldn't go up there with out one....
  5. I am donning the harness this year to go on top of my 35 foot roof with a 12/12 pitch. Not going to lie, its a little freaky being up there but you get the hang of it. Its nice being able to see all of the town
  6. David Balch wrote: Thats the same setup as me only i have 2 timers at 40 amps
  7. I have 2 pool timers. Each one is at 40amps. When they go on, they turn the lights on. Not to bad.
  8. im just stapling into the window frames...no big problem
  9. you have all this up in your yard now? what do your neighbors think? how many channels do you have?
  10. I saw some last year at K-mart. It was on the Proline model...10 bucks a box i think.
  11. If I just wanted to hook up an FM Transmitter and play Christmas Carols for my static display, would I have any Copyright problems. I have some Christmas CDs on my iPod and I just wanted to play some of it. thanks
  12. Yeah, they have no choice. I just run cords from their outlet thats right next to the display. I normally tell them later in the season along with a pie or cookies to make up for it. They don't seem to care, not like they put up any lights.
  13. I am I the only lucky one that actually gets to borrow power from their neighbors. I take about 10 amps from them a year and they don't seem to care....
  14. thanks, i will probably copy the lindsay light idea..
  15. I want to line my roof this year with mini's. I was thinking of spacing the lines by 2 feet. I tried it on my sheds roof and i cant seem to get the lights to stay up straight. Is there anyway i can get them to point up with out having to put a clip on every single light??? thanks
  16. Looks nice, i have two questions since i want to put some up....How wide is your driveway and what size PVC is it? I have a 10 foot wide drive way and i need to get my 6'3" truck under them....
  17. I have 2 Timers at 40 amps each. They go to the circut breaker and then to the front porch....maybe thats what you talking about. I can post some pictures if you want....
  18. great job from the 20x better Spring Lake...
  19. Hey, I see a lot of people on here are all synchronized, does anyone have a large static display. How much traffic do you get? I dont have enough time for a LOR but i want a big display. So who here is just static.
  20. I have one. Im only a big static display so i dont have that much to worry about, just 80 amps...I turn em on the day after thanksgiving.
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