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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.

    Will Richards

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      La Crescenta, California, USA
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      I like christmas lights
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      Lots of lights

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    1. I actually keep mine together and hang it from the rafters in the garage its out of the way for us, but when i took it apart once i put the "coupler" against my waist and pushed the other side of the circle against a wall so i made it an oval and it took the pressure off it enough to pull it apart. -Will
    2. These are very awsome, i know you ould be able to put me down for quite a few depending on the price. Nice job -Will
    3. Would something like this work for you? http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/MK-44/10-CHANNEL-LIGHT-EFFECT-GENERATOR/-/1.html -Will
    4. For the number of led's in them i havn't found a better price than kevin sells them for, ive looked around and have always ended up placing my order with kevin. -Will
    5. HAHA ya one other guy sent me a pm and i was like what? i re read my post and typo haha, ment $1,200 not $12,000. WOOPS:D:giggle: -Will
    6. I also did the Try For Free, but it seems my order was one of the more expensive here on the thread i was over 12k. -Will
    7. When i made my 4 arches i started at the end with the drill.
    8. Good point, that is what i forgot to mention, one thing to do is to take all the grounds and put a terminal connector around them and then hook them to the heat sink so that the outlets are grounded and then the lor board is also grounded.
    9. Well what you could do with the grounds it just hook them all to the input cable you are using to power the board. -Will
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      Even tho iam only 16, that was amazing, i have been one of those people on the side f the road before when a 19 year old guy from my town was lost in iraq about a year or two ago and his dad was a firefighter for la city so his dad also arranged a missing man fly over with 3 of the la city fire helicopters, it was very nice. I got chills while i was watching it one time was when they showed the bill board and the big sign that the people were holding up, iam also training to become a firefighter, and i "like" video's like this honoring the fallen hero's, R.I.P. 343 Rest in Peace SSGT Joh
    11. Ya, i love using gas it is allot easier and nicer welds (before you clean them) normally when i weld i dont even where long sleve shirts (i should because of the uv...but) and i dont get hit with any slag so i like gas allot more. -Will
    12. Oh that would be cool to have one near southern california. P.S. This is will who was showing you the push teqnique in the welding class (iam 16) -Will
    13. So i have one more question about the length, when you have two boards that meet up on the ends what do you do to hold the two boards together? -Will
    14. I think he is refering to these http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=24333&highlight=wrap+trees -Will
    15. WEll said, i would agree to try and read or search for a thread before you ask the question because sometimes the answer is right there. Welcome to pc by the way, -Will
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