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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 am downsizing my display and selling some of my extra items. These are all to large to ship so they are local pickup only in NW Oklahoma City. 14 Mini trees with 300 clear lights each. These were made on 30 inch wreath stands. $5.00 each. Buy all 14 and I will include the custom cord below. Custom 14 channel extension cord for mini trees. $15.00 This core is made from wire salvaged from used mini lights that have been bundled together in one cord. Each channel is limited to about 1 amp. It allows you to line up 14 mini trees or other small items in a line for a chase. 8 North P
    2. I still have the following avaiable. New 6 ft household extension cords. White $0.85 each. New in box Holdman style stick tree Multi color lights $30.00 Used 100 ct Clear on green wire (Mixed brands) 50 strings $0.60 each. ( a few are 150 ct GE commercial) Used 100 ct Red on green wire (Mixed brands) 50 strings $0.60 each. Used LED C-9 replacement bulbs Red (CDI) 250 bulbs at $0.60 each. Used LED C-9 replacement bulbs Green (CDI) 250 bulbs at $0.65 each. Used LED C-9 replacement bulbs Sun White (CDI) 250 bulbs at $0.65 each. (these have some variation in color). The foll
    3. I am sure you will put them to good use. Thank You. Alan
    4. All controllers except one CTB16 PC are sold. Used green mini lights are sold Alan
    5. I have two CTB 16PC's left. They are $199.00 each plus actual shipping Alan
    6. Each bulb has 5 LED's and they are dimmable.
    7. Yes they are still available. Each year as I pull them down I only sort through them and only keep the working lights that have not faded too much. All were ones I planned on using again but will show some signs of fading. The age will vary but most will have less than 2 years of use on them. About 1/3 will only have 1 year on them. Alan
    8. As I downsize my display and convert everything over of RGB I have some mini lights I will not need any longer. New 100 ct Clear on green wire ( target brand) 70 strings $1.50 each New 100 ct Clear on white wire ( target brand) 15 strings $1.50 each New 6 ft household extension cords. White $0.85 each. New in box Holdman style stick tree Multi color lights $30.00 Used 100 ct Clear on green wire (Mixed brands) 50 strings $0.60 each. ( a few are 150 ct GE commercial) Used 100 ct Red on green wire (Mixed brands) 50 strings $0.60 each. Used 100 ct Green on green wire (
    9. Justin, None of the cords have tri-tap ends. The 100 ft 12GA cords do not have lighted ends. The 50ft, 25ft, and 10 ft 12 GA cords do have lighted plugs. Alan
    10. That is last years sale price. They may or may not have any available this year if LOR even has a March sale. However it does look I am asking too much for the 1602"s. I will reduce the price for the 1602's to 279.99 each. This is $60 less than current price. Thank you William for the heads up so I could adjust the price to a more appropriate level. Alan
    11. I also have a bunch of extra extension cords. All are new and in excellent condition. Most are bright yellow or bright green unless otherwise stated. 1. Two 100 ft. 12ga $50.00 each 2. Three 50 ft. 12 ga $35.00 each 3. One 25 ft. 12ga $23.00 4. One 10 ft. 12 ga $18.00 5. One 15 ft 14 ga $16.00 6. Three 16 ft. 14ga $16 each 7. Twelve 25 ft 16/3 dark green $8.00 each or $80.00 for all twelve 8. Six ft 16/3 dark green $7.00 each or $39 for all six 9. Four ft. 16/3 $7.00 each 10. fifteen 3-way adapters (used). $1.25 each or $15 for all 15 11.
    12. I am downsizing my display and am selling some of my LOR controllers and extension cords so I can free up some storage space. 1. Light-O-Rama controller 1602W model 3 $349.00 This is the heavy duty controller in a metal enclosure. This controller has been upgraded to 20 amps per side (40 total) and also includes two 9 ft. 20 amp extension cords (in addition to the two power cords). 2. Light-O-Rama controller 1602W model 3 $329.00 This is the heavy duty controller in a metal enclosure. This controller has been upgraded to 20 amps per side (40 total) and also
    13. The Oklahoma Mini Plus is only a few days away. I am looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing lots of great ideas. My storage area if full so I have a few items I need to sell to make more room. If any one is interested in any of these items let me know and I will bring them. 60-70 100 ct strings clear mini lights used .50 each 60-70 100 ct strings red mini lights used .50 each 60-70 100 ct strings green mini lights used .50 each Target stick tree multi color new $45 About 650 green C-9 bulbs new $15 Two 100 ft 12 gage extension cords new $60 each 100 ct new Mini l
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