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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.
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  • 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.

Chase!

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About Chase!

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  • Birthday 10/29/1969

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    http://www.projectxmas.com

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    Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Biography
    Crazy about Christmas Lights!
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    Christmas Lights
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    Free Agent!
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    112 channels www.projectxmas.com
  1. Wow what a great idea! Iam wondering if I can get some of this and cut it to lenghts I need, and then just attach it to the house rather then stapling up strands all day!
  2. Chase!

    Nevada Welcome!

    Hello Nevada People Well finally pulled almost everything out of storage, and ready to start in next week with hanging lights and helping my neighbor Carlo as well. Still have yet to make some minor changes to programming but I am hoping it will all come together. Its been a rough road getting into doing the show but we are finally getting rady to rock n roll. Best, Chase
  3. Chase!

    Nevada Welcome!

    Hello new PC forums! Thought I would open up the Nevada thread and invite the other Nevada people to use this area of the forums!
  4. Right around 20.000 lights 64 x 3 X 100= 19200 mini lights, and then the rope light star.... I forgot to add the strobe lights in that total. For the cherry picker, Home Depot gave us a great deal, as they like to support local charities. I highly suggest you talk to the manager at your local HD well in advance, also we gave them kudos on our website, and invited them out to the launch party.
  5. Hello everybody, this was are first yearbuilding a mega tree,our tree started with a 20' Galvenized steel pole that loses 3 feet in thesleeve, and then we have a 2' star on top of roughlt a 6" base so we are right around 19.5 feet 64 Strands each of red, green, and white. 3-D rope light star on the top (3 channels) 24 channels on the tree...
  6. OK...... I was looking for the smaller vendors without their own forum...... I am sorry I posted this thread....... PC please remove it!!!!!!! Thanks........ as one of my favorite comedians says erase .....erase....erase.........
  7. Hello PC ! I did not want to be the bearer of bad news, but I went HD on the 26thand talked with a few contacts, they pulled all of their LED stuff off the shelves, as the vendors are doing buy backs. SO raqther than sell them at a discount, they are yanking them. They said get what you can, the discounts are as good as it's going to get. Lowes on the other hand was blowing stuff out at 75%. We missed out as everythng was gone at 11am on the 26th! Good luck, and happy shopping!
  8. Thanks Medman! basically thats what I was asking for, what if the vendors just posted here a link to sign up for their mailing list? I Have spent a lot of money with LOR, and other vendors from PC. I am not asking for discounts, basically we want toknow when they will be having sales. I know certian vendors already give PC members discounts. Maybe I should have worded myself better..... I apologize..... Okay here we go..... Would PC vendors that would be willing to email PC members when they are having their Big sales please post a link for Pc members to sign up for an email notifcation? Thanks in advance!
  9. Hello, Planet Christmas vendors........ Where are you?????? I am sure a lot of us would like to support PC vendors, and a lot of us have big plans for 2008, and I have not seen any info posted on sales, So come on PC vendors list your best deals here, so we can spend a little and save a little!
  10. Our star is 3-D and has 3 channels. Video........ youtube.com/jonathanchase
  11. Next year, I am going to to build a mega tree and turn it upside down!:shock: If none of us on P.C. could look at other people's ideas and let our imagination run wild and expound upon them, then where would Christmas Lightmagic come from? How many times have you contacted another member in a P.M. and asked questions about how to do things? and havethey shared even more ideas with you after seeing your website, or looking at a photo of your house? I know thatI Have, and I know I am more than willing to help other people on here with other P.C. members. My next door neighbor and I ran a 2 home show last year, and now we added another neighbor so we have 3 homes, in our show. Seeing the faces of the young, and young at heart enjoying our display is pure Christmas magic, and there is know feeling like it! When people say thanks for such a wonderful gift to the community it makes me so humbled. I will be a CLA forever! and wewill always charish thememories created from sharing our holiday spirit with others. I can only hope thatmy children and grand children do the light show as I get too old and tired, and eventaully pass away and keep it as a family tradition. In fact I should make it a mandatory in my will! Chase
  12. To all of you on the East coast are thoughts and prayers are with you! Please let us know if you want us to UPS you out blankets generators e.tc. Johnny I have iciles on my iciles too, however we have sun here in Nevada, it doesn't heat up anyting though our High today is 38 and our low is in the teens. We really need snow! send some our way!
  13. I agree totallyRich, and thanks for sharing info about flood lights! If you are ever in Reno, there is a cold beverage with your name on it in my fridge!
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