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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.

    The Bull

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    The Bull last won the day on October 12 2018

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    About The Bull

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      one of the orignal Planet Christmas members
    • Birthday 02/01/1982

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      Jeff A. Galbreath
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    • My favorite Christmas story
      looking at the christmas lights in town that may the reason why i put alot up lol
    • Location
      4900 feet underground Galena Mine
    • Biography
      iam a 3rd Degree Master Mason also part of the Order of the Eastern Star
    • Interests
      christmas lights, music, biking, Rocks and Minerals
    • Occupation
      Underground Core, Percussive Driller and a 3rd Mastermason
    • About my display
      at one time I had 100,000 lights and many trees in lights i well be putting up my very last mega display in the 2018 year its going to be a sad one but its time to retire this hobby maybe i might sneak one in or two in the future.

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    1. or you can say the square and compass lol, ya auto correct is not the best firend on my phone too, thank you ted
    2. just wonerding how long cat 5 cord last I have some inside and seems to be breaking apart any ideas or better way to protect them? thank you Bull
    3. wow verynice!!! I would love to find a 20 footer one day but don't tink the airport would like me lol Kingston Ga wow I live in Kingston Idaho I bet you guys have a bigger town we have mybe 100 plus
    4. wonderful display !! love the arches
    5. welcome wagon what kind of display you like? blowmolds, LOR, Wooden cutouts, lights!!! and any other?
    6. 1 million 500,000 200 50 lights lol
    7. wonderfull display job well done!!!
    8. nice! I at one time broke 100,000 at my hosue but the only reason I know that that's about all I can put up or I get a free trip to the moon
    9. nice!! how may lights? oh u have a light out btw LOL sure looks amazing don't wanna get on my plupit but thank you up above …..
    10. wow Joe looks great very large to say the least wow never seen some that big you make um or found um somewhere?, how you guys doing?
    11. welcome wagon!!! I have 48 channels but haven't used only once sence I got um seems like I get busy and never get a chance to get up going again
    12. I wanted put a mega display this year but do to the passing of my grandma and other drama she shold be named namelss had to cut it so to foucs on me and my family
    13. sup bro been good kinda retired the mega display do to surgery and family loss and of course work underground drilling.
    14. lol ya does help but a guy cant have to many lights only if the wife says so or not lol
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