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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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  1. I will be ordering 144 strands of blue and 44 strands of multi maybe the m5 or 6 70 count dont know if going with paul of mgic in the sky depends on price. are you going to the plus in gatlinburg right in our backyard
  2. lowinhz

    Up and running

    I have live streaming video of 1/2my display the camrea needs a wider lens to get it all. It is on www.ustream.tv under lowinhz or christmas show 2010 hope you can check it out.
  3. lowinhz

    Up and running

    http://www.wbir.com/dontmiss/106857/207/Upload-your-holiday-light-display-to-our-interactive-map?odyssey=mod|dnmiss|umbrella&appSession=243189237193562&RecordID=46&PageID=3&PrevPageID=2&cpipage=1&CPIsortType=&CPIorderBy=& Link on wbir page
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    Up and running

    I am up and running smooth. Since Thanksgiving night the show has ben up with cars already stopping to watch the show. this year looks like it's going to be a good year. I got a snowflake that is 12 ft and raises 16 ft in the air with 16 channels on it pics to come soon. Not as big as last year as far as light count, i got wore out quicker this year since sick( cold) but same number of channels and same songs as last plus the snowflake. I am going to try and stream next week when my new camera gets here. It will be live on ustream under dumplinValleyLights. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and now merry christmas.
  5. lowinhz

    Hey Tennessee!!

    Time is from 3 to 8 today
  6. lowinhz

    Hey Tennessee!!

    hey red glad to have you on board lots of info here and if you need any help just call me or pm any of these fine fellows
  7. lowinhz

    Hey Tennessee!!

    11/8/10 is the date 21st ANNUAL WINTERFEST KICKOFF Experience the magic of illuminating a whole town with the splendor of thousands of twinkling lights at Sevierville's annual Winterfest Kick-Off in Downtown Sevierville. Enjoy free food, entertainment and fireworks at this fun-filled family event. For more information, call 1-888-738-4378
  8. I would recomend the minis for the fact that when you wrap your pipe they cover more area. I would also recomend that you take sections of pipe and slide over a smaller pipe that way you can replace a section if it ever goes out. For ex your covering 12 inches of 1 inch pipe with a strand hen cut 12 peices that 12 inches and wrap each one then slide them all over a stiff 3/4 inch pipe and plug in this way it is easy to wrap a 12" pipe verse a 12 foot pipe and allows for replacement if need be and eazy storage too
  9. lowinhz

    Hey Tennessee!!

    Well sevier co is putting their lights up. I am working on a mega flake that is about 15 ft tall with 16 channels. I got a really late start this year since i thought i was going to be out of town for christmas and not doing a display but we are staying so up it goes. Going to reuse all my songs from last year and just add the mega flake to it. I am worried that i am not going to have enough time to do everything that is alway my fear since it is just me putting it up. I am game for some coffee in pigeon forge anytime someone wants to go.
  10. $40 bucks plus shipping for anybody limited time during off season
  11. I would say you are welcome if you are that close.
  12. Put my name down Roger and put me in for $40 for the room.
  13. lowinhz

    Tennessee Mini

    Let me know something Roger I work all of Sevier County and am there every weekday.And the kids can swim in the indoor pool and the adults can stay in the hot tub all night.
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