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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 Classic.Lights

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      There all good!!
    • Location
      Southern Oregon, USA
    • Biography
      Just a simple handyman,
    • Interests
      Christmas lights, fishing, R/C vehicles
    • Occupation
      Wife and I manage a RV / Mobile home park
    • About my display
      After 9 years now I'm slowing down a bit. This year 2015 may be my last year for a over the top display. I still have 8 LOR box's controlling about 40,000 lights.
    1. nicely done it gives it a deep, depth kind of feeling when looking at it.
    2. Hey Drain I'm ready to go. should flip the switch sat night. Boy there wasn't a lot of chit chat this year, i guess everybody was busy trying to get things done.. Best wishes for this years display, have a great Christmas season... Dave
    3. Just down loaded it. What listing is it under I cant seem to find even the forum page. Not quite sure how to connect.
    4. Theres a thread on the main page that deals with security and keeping things safe, it has a ton of suggestions
    5. Yes they are Red and White with white wire. You guys can have any ideas you want. I taken quite a few over the years. Thanks for the kind words. Best wishes in the new year.
    6. I would like to be the first to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody at PC. It's the gift that keeps giving all year long. God Bless!!!
    7. Candy canes are 4" pvc. I just used there elbows a made the curve, they are very easy to make. They are attached to the archway with bungee cords. I never stoped to take photo's of the building process I'll take some of the disassembly if that would help? Let me know.
    8. I'm right there with you. I ended up doing the same thing so far tonight its holding up, will see.
    9. Darin I would like to do the same, It would be fun to see what other light crazed people are doing. The videos are cool to watch but it's not like being there thats for sure. Well talk to you soon.
    10. I've never had great numbers here. Some times I'll get six or seven cars at the same time, most of the time its a few here or there. It will get busy closer to Christmas just be patient they will come.
    11. There are plenty of DVR recording devices out now for very little money. I started out using harbor freight color cameras for 29.99 ea they have RCA jacks you can plug right into a TV set or a VCR and TV combo. By the way Welcome to PC
    12. Paul glad things are going well. I started mine tonight too. So far so good! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    13. Dale did you get the sequence from anybody yet? I have a one for ya if you still need it. Mine is with 224 channels if thats OK. I just have to figure out how to send it, I never sent one before. Edit: Dale sorry I just looked at mine after I sent you this and mine was edited from the movie, sorry. I have the song and really like it, I thought I replaced mine with voodoo daddy but sorry I didn't. good luck hope you find it.
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