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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.

Mike Weber

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About Mike Weber

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  • Birthday 02/20/1955

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    PORT ORANGE, Florida, USA
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    Hot Rods,Motorcycles, Travel camping, and of course x-mas lights
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  1. Can i use 16 guage speaker wire for light duty extension cords for christmas lights. Has anybody tried it
  2. Two questions for you Do you make your own juice What is the site you bought them from
  3. The snow machine I was thinking about is the Chauvet 150. It produces about 10 cubic inchs of fake snow per minute, a gallon will last about three hours on high I beleive. The foam is non toxic and leaves no residue and safe for kids plants and animals. It will evaporate and be gone shortly after it lands so there is no cleanup at all. I dont know how to put an attachment on here for you so here is the site for snow www.chauvetlighting.com
  4. I KNOW ITS LATE, BUT IF YOU HAVE A SNOW MAKER, HOW MUCH IS IT
  5. I aggree with you. We only had three songs this year playing repeatedly untill shut down at eleven pm. Traffic stayed or left at will and no one missed out. Next year we will do the same thing only add more songs and six of my neighbors will also be on our system. We will probably have traffic issues next year.
  6. Thanks thats good to know, seeingthat there will be four or five houses in between
  7. Thank you for the reason why, I am happy to hear that 4000', I was worried about 1000' not working. Thanks again for the info
  8. I am trying to save all my neighbors some money. If there is a cheaper way of hooking up there houses which are spaced sparesly to my set up. If wireless is the only way then I guess we will buy everything in the june sale. By the way how far will the wireless transmiter go?
  9. Is there any other way besides wireless trans/and receiver. They are to far to hotwire. I am on the corner and the next group are accross the street and down three houses. The next group are down three more houses from that group. I think so far we will have sevon houses hooked up to my setup. Thanks Mike
  10. I haven't tried it yet but does anybody know if a computor router will operate a lor controler in place of using a wireless transmitter and wireless receiver I have at least six neighbors on our block that want to hook up to my system. Maybe more
  11. I BOUGHT A DC-MP3 PLAYER THE DIRECTIONS THAT CAME WITH IT I CAN'T FIGURE OUT IF SOMEONE CAN DIRECT ME TO A SITE THAT WILL SHOW A MEGA TREE LAYOUT SO I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO MINE IT WOULD HELP EMENSLY. I AM NOT A COMPUTOR GEEK AT ALL. THANKS MIKE FROM FLORIDA
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