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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 larrytcupp

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  • Birthday 04/29/1948

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    austell, Georgia, USA
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  1. I would certainly attend a mini in B'Ham
  2. we are up and running after drying all the controllers, light, wires etc out from the flood last year , about 40,000 plus lights, 272 channels (not all loaded yet) glad to be back in the game
  3. the distributor in Marietta is Pitman Co. I have a account with them, last I bought was in July and was around 11.00 a sheet I can get any quantity. send a PM If you want more info Larry
  4. How do you like them?

  5. got my strobes 20 of them

  6. hello to all and thank you for your wishes, we have in the past week been moving back into our home in Austell Ga after the severe floods last Fall. we had to completely rebuild our first floor including new power from the street to flooring fixtures drywall plumbing etc. it has been very costly and we would not have made it with out the good help from friens , relatives even some from from Planet christmas and DIY lighting life delt us lemons so we tried to make some lemonaide like 400 amp service for christmas lights, will know soon how we faired on the salvage of those I think a good bit was unharmed so thanks again for your birthday wish and we are looking forward to lighting up again Larry

  7. Happy Birthday, Larry! From John and Darlene in Albany

  8. update, if I get my express's built, 176 channels, maybe 80,000 lights austell Ga just west of thornton Rd at Humphries HIll rd
  9. Shane I have a Overhead you can use, besides you gotta see my new tree Larry
  10. My first year was blane in comparison to Bill or Joeys, but you know what ? my grandkids loved it. and nobody new of the multiple mistakes but me and my critic wife it was fun challenging and I learned a lot and am still learning and loving it. So Shane just have fun to heck if its not perfect just put the smiles on the kids they won't judge you Larry
  11. larrytcupp

    GA Mini 2009

    It was I , I still have a couple cases white mini's (about 50) 1.00 a box
  12. you have a PM on snap and glow

  13. Happy Birthday, Larry! from a fellow Taurean. Darlene Pino

  14. larrytcupp

    GA Mini 2009

    I have a areo Bed inflatable pretty confortable. can bring along friday
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