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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.

River Hammock Lights

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About River Hammock Lights

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Watching my kids wake up and go to the tree on Christmas morning.
  • Location
    Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Biography
    Born and raised in Florida
  • Interests
    Golf, Lights
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  • About my display
    The display features a 22ft pixel Christmas tree and 5 matrices. 2 of the matrices are 4 x 6 P5s. Our show is 99% pixels using 548,888 channels. The show is synchronized to music using *xLights* software and Falcon controllers.

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    I have switched my show to pixels so now I am ridding myself of most of the incandescent controllers in my shop. I have 3 1602w's for sale. they work flawlessly and the firmware is upgraded to handle DMX, in addition to LOR protocol. The price is $150.00 + shipping ea or $400.00 + shipping for all 3. I live in Fort Pierce, Fl. Please PM me if you are interested.


    Fort Pierce, Florida - US

  2. Does PC have a pre-recorded voice over? I would use it. I would play it between every 2-3 songs. Great idea "Thebug"! If they dont, maybe one could be made.
  3. Hey q, I used to drink outta lead piped water fountains in school! Look at me now HA. Thats why I always keep spares. Unless its a controller I just replace the lights to keep my sanity. Or fix it after the season. Merry Christmas!
  4. Clark watches old home movies before his wife pulls the hatch. Who cooked the turkey?
  5. On the Florida page there are 2 posts this year. 1 from me and I just saw a new member post. I don't think there is an alternate site, but I tend to agree with the Facebook excuse. LOR has a site, but it's been around since PC. I wonder if PC came out with an app if it would help. Quick access, real time notifications, etc
  6. Thanks been buying from them for 10 years. I haven't heard of your company till this week. I generally buy my C7 & C9 wire by the 500' roll with 12 and 6 inch socket spacing. I haven't looked yet but do you sell smart and dumb ribbon too. I will check out your site. Thanks again
  7. Hey vette, have you tried Action Lighting? I get all of my incandescent and LEDs from them. Here's a link for c6s; https://www.actionlighting.com/50-light-c6-led-weatherproof-light-set-100ledc6504/
  8. Not sure what kind of setup you have. If it's LOR I run 2 networks. 1 network is for 12 1602w a.c. controllers. It runs at 56k. My 2 CCR controllers run on a 500k enhance network. My 1602w a.c. controllers are old and won't run on the enhanced network. Hope this helps. If they are not LOR controllers then disregard. I not that familiar with E1.31 networking yet. Good luck.
  9. Kitten, Maybe you can double things up or rearrange your display for minimal negative effect until its fixed. Good Luck! Sorry to hear about your dilemma Craigin. All I can say is I've had 12 -1602w's from LOR for 9 years + and never had a problem. I've had fuses blow but no problems changing them.I do know that LOR support will help fast. I had lightning blast one of my controllers during a show and they overnighted me a new controller before I sent the old one back for repair. Glad your up and running!
  10. Our HDs are out of things that you would use for lighting or in a display. Maybe there'll be a restocking period as it isn't even Dec yet. But by the time the good mark downs arrive there is nothing worth buying. But anywho earlybird gets the worm as they say. PS I'm in the Port St Lucie / Ft Pierce area
  11. Our Lowe's and Home Depots here in Florida are out of everything worth using by then. It's not even worth a trip to the store. The shelves are bare now. I found that online suppliers like Action Lighting, etc offer good discounts.
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