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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.

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  1. Found these over the last 2 weeks, Nutcracker is Creative Ventures, Santa are Empire, Snowman unmarked, Nativity is General Foam. All are for sale send me a PM with an offer plus postage from Ocala, Fl. Mike [ATTACH=CONFIG]36647[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]36648[/ATTACH]
  2. I like the3/4" grey for arches bends easier. Mike
  3. I still have a few but have no seen them in an stores for years. Mike
  4. I am only in for my committed $100. Mike
  5. we got it but 1302 $ where did all the money come from? Mike
  6. What do we have for a total $. Mike
  7. What I would want is 1-3" star, 5- 12" stars, & 8-10 snowflakes I am in for $100 if this list is ok with everyone. Mike (mscollectibles)
  8. Rick I downloaded but not audio files so will not play. Did I do something wrong? Mike
  9. Who is doing the actual bidding for our group? Do we have a bid in yet? Mike
  10. Can anyone say lets have fun. I would be in on some of it if the price does not get out of hand. Looks like the city is gtting rid of some of their stuff. Mike
  11. For the price of the Flash Track Lighting controllers you might as well by LOR they are cheaper & do more. Mike
  12. Robert Have you tried hanging these lights outside to see if there is a difference in the color when spread out? I would like to see what they look like setup. Mike
  13. I do not know about your ITunes but you may try the link below & see if any of your songs are listed. If they are you can download them right to your computer. I have found all my music here & had no problems. Mike http://www.jdemirdjian.com/Pages/Christmas/Christmas_Songs_Page.htm
  14. If you still do not have it let me know I have used it for 3 years now. Mike
  15. There is one in Ocala right now. Has been for 2-3 years. Mike
  16. I like the idea keep me up to date. Mike
  17. As stated above I use the furring strips around my windows. Used 1x2 cut to size then glue & screw the corners. On larger windows I used L brackets in the corners for more support. Then I stapled the lights to the frames & slide them into the window opening. If the do not fit real tight I used wood shims to hold them in place. Then at the end of the season just a little wiggle & out they come with no mess or screw holes. I used 3 strings of 100 ct mini lights on each frame. You can see them in the 2009 video on my website below. Mike
  18. mscollectibles

    LED tubes

    Remember guys when you order these are sold in CM not INCHES. That said 48CM will = only 18.9" which is about 1/3 of what you think you are getting. Mike
  19. Monoprice has opened their web site to place orders. If you have not bought from them or looked at their prices I suggest you take a look. They have some of the best around. Mike http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp
  20. Am I the only one that can not open the Gallery videos? All I see is a black screen. Still looking for the price. Mike
  21. A few years ago someone was building a Toy Solider & I lost track of the messages anyone know if it finished & is there a video of it. Mike
  22. I sent him an early message also & offered to pick them up to save him haveing to ship & never heard a word. Mike
  23. I can use 50 each of 100 ct Red & Green in the Holiday Living Lowe's brand. Mike
  24. I could possible do a trip for the Florida people I have a sister that lives in Appelton, WI. Mike Mais Ocala, FL.
  25. I just use a cheap pair of computer speakers. They work great & most thrift stores have them for a couple dollars. Mike
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