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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 jetmech1206

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    1. Does anybody have any experience with adding an FM Transmitter to the Gemmy 6 or 12 channel? I have a Mr Christmas thats modified with the FM Transmitter was wanted to upgrade but not if i cant add the transmitter to the Gemmy.
    2. Hello Del A Where? Im located south of Dover in good old harrington (Where the State fair is every year in case you didnt no). Good to see other people on here from the area. Whats this phillyareamini?
    3. Thanks for the help. Ill do a little more research I was just looking for the cheaper/more effective option. IfI got the DL version what kind of enclosure would i have to make if it was kept in my garrage?Also what about the software is the DL software as user firendly as thelight o-rama
    4. I want to go animated next year and i was looking at these2 controllers one is d-light and the other is light orama. Can someone tell me what the better deal is because i have no idea on how these things work. http://www.d-light.us/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=63&category_id=14&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26 http://store.lightorama.com/locolico.html
    5. Ok I have a stupid question. I want to hook up an fm transmitter to my Mr. Christmas I have a fm transmitter that is 12vdcbut the MR. Christmas is 120vac. What do i need to convert the transmitter over to AC or does it matter?
    6. Thanks Toymakr never really noticed it till I looked at these pics headed to Wal-mart right now.
    7. Rich where in middletown are ya headed up that way next week. Always looking for places to see lights here in Delaware.
    8. Here are some pics of my small display nothing compared to most on here but thoughtI would posts some pics. Still trying to figure out how to take better pics with the lights on. Any suggestions would be great.
    9. I have one of these it works ok only bad thing is you have to go out every night and change the number. It basicly has little plastic peices that you but over the light to make the number.
    10. Where did you get your transmitter? And thanks for the well crafted pics :laughing: I think i got the idea from it.
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