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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 ryanchristmas

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    • Birthday 03/09/1995

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      Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    • Biography
      well what can i say. i love christmas lights
    • Interests
      christmas decorations
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    • About my display
      i have about 10,000 lights i also have 11 animated reindeer and 14 inflatables with about 20 other yard pieces.

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    1. I need led replacement bulbs for my blowmolds, i have the bulbs to replace the c-7s but where can i get the bulbs to replace the regular 60watt house lightbulb in the big bulbs?
    2. No i am just less inflatables more lights, here in vegas ive realized it is just way to windy most of the year and i cant even enjoy the display. Ya ill make a list and pm it to you!
    3. I have some inflatables for sale in Las Vegas. I have many to choose from, if you want to come by and look my number is 702-370-7772 give me a call if you want too. Also have thousands of lights and other yard decor for sale.
    4. This thread is old, but i still think all us nevada people should get together sometime! we should start planning something
    5. the only thing i can think of, is do you have another adapter from a different inflatable?
    6. Hey guys just got around to signing on again, been busy with work and school, but whos ready for this season? Just bought my first new items for this season, got the GE lights and sounds of christmas and 15 boxes of blue lights to do my river again this year! hows everyone doing so far?
    7. Hey everyone, im looking for some ways to make light up trees and light up giftboxes, would like to make quite a few for this year and dont want to spend the absurd prices at the stores! so if you guys have any ideas it would be appreciated!
    8. hey everyone, im selling almost all my inflatables, i would like to try and keep it local for know to avoid shipping, if you would like to come look at them you can shoot me a text or call 702-370-7772. If you would like to see most of what i have you can look at all my previous display photos, thanks! ryank
    9. Thanks, and i dont know! Well we had very bad winds yesterday and today, going to have to go fix some things when it dies down, no matter how good you stake stuff down, always finds some way to break or fall!
    10. Thanks Rita! And yes lee, I will always love inflatables just trying to display my "key" ones, I had 46 last year, this year I put up 24! I still have about 10 sitting in the garage! Overall I'm happy this year, added some more since the video and some more lights! Will post new video soon!
    11. Here's a little preview to christmas 2011, will make a new video soon, added a couple items since this video!
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