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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. here is a site I have used with NO PROBLEMS. Mike http://www.jdemirdjian.com/Pages/Christmas/Christmas_Songs_Page.htm
  2. Here is a link I have used in the past lots of music with oldies mixed in. These are FREE http://www.jdemirdjian.com/Pages/Christmas/Christmas_Songs_Page.htm Mike
  3. I need about 25 Red & 25 Green 100ct mini lights that Lowe's sold. Mike
  4. I am going to add a base to my mega tree next year & plan to use the following dimensions. 2' tall & 8' diameter, does anyone have a drawing or product list for this or close to it. thanks Mike
  5. I have seen a video that someone poted on how to make leaping arches but can not find it now. Anyone help me with this.. Thanks Mike
  6. I was in Sams Club in Ocala, FL> this morning & they had out C6 & C9 LED light stings for $11-$19 for 50. Mike http://mscollectibles.com/%20Xmas.htm
  7. This will be the second year we have had a party. I do one the first weekend in Dec. that way I have worked all the bugs out & all I have to do is turn the computer on & party. I serve a snack tray from the delli hot dogs & chese & crackers. It is a BYOB that way you can save a lot of money. Hope this helps & if in Florida 12/6 come on by. Mike Mais
  8. use this link listed under the forums tab. http://www.planetchristmas.com/
  9. Am I the only one that is haveing problems with Planet Christmas radio. I can not get it to open useing windows media player yes I do have the latest player#11. When I open it useinf Real Player it times out & disconects after 5-6 Min. What am I doing wrong. Thanks Mike:(
  10. I am going to buy a transmitter does anyone have or bought this one, http://cgi.ebay.com/0-5W-STEREO-FM-TRANSMITTER-LCD-ANTENNA-POWER_W0QQitemZ180270258210QQihZ008QQcategoryZ4675QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262 Let me know what your results were. Thanks Mike
  11. Hi Has anyone heard from him I e-mailed him a while back wanting him to do some voiceovers for me & never heard back. Mike:)
  12. If you sell them what do you need for them. Mike
  13. Hi If you decide to sell the topper that holds the lights please let me know. I am doing a 20' tree this year & need a topper. Thanks Mike
  14. Where can I find the FM 30b pre-built all I see is the kit? Mike
  15. I store all my Christmas lights, cords & displays in the attic here in Florida. I have been doing it for 5 years now & no ill efects. & yes it gets #*%* hot in the attic. Mike
  16. The lights were 18' I used them on amega tree I had in my display this year. My tree was only 8' I found the middle & hooked it on the top ran down to the ground 9' & out from the bast about 3-4' Hre is a video look on the right at the start. Used 9 strands of red & green. Thanks Mike Mais
  17. Hi I used one this year for the first time & loved it. I bought mine at K-Mart before christmas on sale for about $75. I toook the six standard plugs & used extention cords in each plug so now I had 18 items to flash. You can see a video at the link below. Everything that is flashing is run off the sight & sound. Thanks Mike
  18. I have been doing some looking at this program. It is only a PLANNER not a program to run your lights after all your work. Mike
  19. Has anybody used the current version of the light-o-rama software with windows Vista. If so were there any problems or issues. This year I used the six channel sight & sound but added a few more items Thanks Mike
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