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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. Joseph_2007

    Led Ribbon

    I was wondering if anyone has tries the Led Ribbon that is advertized on LORs website? Looking for some feedback, This may be the direction I may go for the roofline and arches in the near future.. Any feedback would be great.. Thanks Merry Christmas to all...
  2. Hello Ed, I am still working on Nutrocker here and even though its not the greastest I think I will add it to my show.. just wondering if you think you could do Let it be Christmas from Alan Jackson. I know you have been busy and I fully understand if you cant.. Its a slower song but want to add it for my wife.. Thanks Joe PS Still reviewing those files you sent me Thanks.. When you sequence, do you do one element at a time for the whole song the go back to do something else?

  3. Hello Paul, I love your lights 3rd year using the ones I bought and only lost on string. I will be placing an order for a case or red, green and 2 whites... Thanks
  4. Hello Ed, Just wondering if you still log in here? If so can you reply to me here or my email is: [email protected]

  5. Well after I was thinking about this I figured it wouldn't work due to things not being plugged in the right plugs... I guess we can disregard this post lol..
  6. I will be having 4 arches and I have 8 mini trees is this years display. Last year I just grouped 2 mini's as a pair and sequeced them like that. This year some songs I rather use each tree seperate from the other. To do this, I would have to group a set of arches. I would like that in the songs that I wanted to control all 8 mini's seperate and group 2 sets or arches, that would be one lcc file and then the songs that I want to use more uses of the arches I could control the 4 arches seperate and group up the mini's again. So I guess what I am asking is if I had 2 different lcc files and use the one I wanted for whatever song, that it shouldn't be a problem? Or am I missing something lol.. Thanks... Joe
  7. Hello would any one have a sequence that I may see for Believe in Holiday Magic? Thanks Joe
  8. I need some input from the more experienced ones here then I I went and bought 3 more controllers this year. I wanted to add 4 leaping arches to the front of the yard. 1 color. I think that I was going to go with a 10ft long 3/4 pvc that would cover a 6 ft span. Not sure how many channels would comfortably cover this and still have a decent effect. I wanted to be able to cover each segmant in each of the arches if possible. I also wanted to have a 10 ft Maga tree this year as well. I have lights to make the tree in white/red/green is possible. My problem is that I have 48 channels to play with and I had a few other smaller ideas as well.. Can anyone give some input on how many channels could be used for what and how? ***Never enough lights and channels***
  9. Have any links to where I can check them out Jason? Thanks
  10. I have going to put up a Mega Tree for the first time this yr but not sure if I will get time to put a pole in the ground. Anyone have any ideas for a standalone Mega tree with no fixed center pole?
  11. Hello, Where could these "falling" lights be found? Thanks Joe
  12. Hello Everyone... I am so excited. I am running my first show this year with 32 channels. Started out lil small but was wondering what people thought of it here. If anyone has any comments of stuff to add or things they don't like ect, please feel free to post or pm me.. Hope everyone enjoys Joe Also a big thank you for people that have helped me along the way..
  13. Hello everyone and I hope that all is going well with all of you... I have set up my first display this year. I have noticed that almost everyone rides by.. I don't think people are getting the idea that the show is sequenced to music. Has this happened to anyone and does anyone have ideas to get their attention. Or is it that it will take time and by word of mouth? Thanks Joe
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