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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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About detroitdr

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  1. This is exactly what I bought: http://store.lightorama.com/ba16chpa.html On the box it says LOR1602W Model 3. (30 amp and it came already assembled)
  2. Brand new RS485 (usb) and LOR160xw (16 channel) CTB16D. Never used. just bought and now moving and won't be able to use it. Best offer will get it. I'm located in Oakville, on, canada.
  3. I'm going to be buying these ASAP. Noma lights from Canadian Tire Qty Size Color Ct Length 17 C6 Blue 70 24' 2 C6 White 70 24' 6 C9 Red 25 16' 6 C9 Blue 25 16' 8 C9 White 25 16' 27 C6 Red 70 24' 27 C6 Green 70 24' 10 C6 Blue 70 24' 71 Mini Red 70 24' 71 Mini White 70 24' I can get for $2672.97Cdn + 15% tax and no shipping Anyone out there that can beat that?
  4. Doug, a quick question. How do you get all your extension cords out of the garage? I believe I read you keep all controllers in the garage for theft reasons... so how do you get them all out? Thx
  5. Sorry for the stupid questin... but I really have no idea. thx
  6. Bill, when you say 12 slices what exactly does that mean and how many channels did you need? If I was to guess it means the following: You used 36 channels total for your Mega tree broken down into- 12 channels each for Red, Blue and Green? Each channel you controlled 2 strings of a color? (did you have them side by side or front/back?) Thank-you in advance
  7. This whole time I thought most of you only FM broadcast... but reading some more posts today, I believe that you are also putting speakers outside for the people that walk by?? Is that true?
  8. Hi, two questions... 1)For those who use 100% LED MEGA Tree's, do you use C6 LED's or other? (what if other?) 2)How do you wrap them, or do you. For example one message here said they have individual string every 2" apart with R G B R G B R G B going all around. (Now they wern't using LEDS so I'd like to here what LED Mega tree owners do) And part 2B question... anyone taking 2 or 3 strings and twisting them together (all same color) just to add more lights? (Again LED builders only....) thank-you in advance again!!!
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