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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.

ledlightlover9

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About ledlightlover9

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  • Location
    Blue Springs, Missouri, USA
  • Interests
    Christmas lights since 1988- 1994 Back then ran appox 100,000 static lights.
  • Occupation
    sales
  • About my display
    16 channels LOR 8500 lights (2000 mini 6500 leds)
  1. I would be in, it's just I have no way to transport them.
  2. I never thought of that, Great Idea. Hope you find it.
  3. Welcome great to have a new member. Hope all is well in Australia, really want to see it sometime soon. Glad your here.

  4. Wow our three year old is so jealous. Great work!!! Where did you get your pattern?
  5. It must be on my PC, comes up on my simple show builder.
  6. How do I delete sequences from my LOR unit? Help I have hit a wall.
  7. How do I delete old sequences from the LOR system. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please help
  8. I am thankful to have this group, at last someone who understands my addiction. My wife is finally coming around as well. Can't wait for Thanksgiving, and the big lighting, always a good time.
  9. Very nice, and thoughtful ties in great with your charity.
  10. May I ask how long it took to put together, I am lookong at ordering another unit(first was assembled). With the season fast approaching I am worried about time. Thank you.
  11. ledlightlover9

    Sonar

    My son is a submarine Commander, what did you expect? By the way they don't ping anymore.
  12. Thank you to everyone who answered It is lor all the way. I already have the deluxe, and found a can daisy with the other, so again thanks I did not know about lor's pc verision. Again thank you.
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