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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.

olracs

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About olracs

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  • Birthday 09/10/1955

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    http://www.lightsoftanea.com

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  • Location
    Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Biography
    Married to a Wonderful Wife (Kerri) of 25 years.
    One outstanding teenage Daughter, Chelsea.
    Been a Breadman vendor for the last 18 years.
    Enjoy outdoor stuff. Snow or water sports.
    My greatest joy lately is being able to do these
    Christmas show's and doing it for charity! Does
    it get better then that?
  • Interests
    computors,boatng, snow skiing, Xmas decorations
  • Occupation
    Route Driver
  • About my display
    2006 show 32 channels.
    2007 show 112 channels.
    2008 show 192 channels.
    490 C-9--2475 C-7-- over 24 Thousand minis.
    Five Light storms.(thats a show by itself)
    Other special features, Flying Angels, Falling snow,
    Talking and singing santa, Dancing trees and candy
    canes. A galaxy of stars display with moon.
    Leaping lights and hope to event something new. My original ideas is my dancing roof lights and also
    what I call Star Rays. It would have the same simularity has a mega tree but cut in half and put up agaisnt the house, Almost 30 feet tall and all done in C-7's.
    House colors, Red, White, Blue and Amber.
  1. I just liked "RGB Basics Video Series - Video #1 of 4" on Vimeo: http://t.co/gBiDoP4m

  2. I just uploaded "Untitled" on Vimeo: http://t.co/wHCQtkG2

  3. I just uploaded "Eagle Energy, Baby, it's Cold Outside" on Vimeo: http://t.co/SGY8Gt61

  4. I just liked "Dslrnewsshooter video: Nikon D4 - video feature run through" on Vimeo: http://t.co/jzNJaNT7

  5. I just uploaded "2011 Queen of the Winter Night" on Vimeo: http://t.co/mH7KtvwZ

  6. The Christmas Can-Can by Straight No Chaser
  7. Outstanding. I really enjoyed it. Your video quality is excellent. You have a future in light shows.
  8. The lights of Tanea info page has been updated. Check out the two scrolling bars for updated facts of the 2011 show http://ff.im/MoYui

  9. Happy memorial weekend, Going to take in an Aces game, Barbeque, family time, What are your plans?

  10. I just uploaded "Snappy Lou" on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/22031741

  11. Already at designing whats new in the 2011 show, I think you will like. Its just a guess. http://ff.im/xAZJN

  12. FINALLY! The Christmas lights are put away!

  13. FINALLY! The Christmas lights are put away!

  14. Finally and I do mean D

  15. Friday 24th: If you notice traffic is backed up entering our neighborhood, may we suggest parking at the business... http://ff.im/vNgMt

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