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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. I actually went ahead and mounted the light linkers in each box. this allows me to leave the cat 5 cable plugged in without unplugging.
  2. Sorry I havent built my own, only used these: http://store.3glightingcreations.com/enclosure-accessories/
  3. Ive used Holiday Light Express and have had the same strings now for going on the 6th season, not a single failure. I did wait for a summer sale when I bought mine. I also have purchased retrofit C9s from: https://www.reinders.com/led/ledretrofit I have been very happy with both!
  4. I use the vast transmitter, google it. Great unit, does, rds, good range, and better sound then the china junk I first had
  5. All of my C9 retros came from reinders.com Good bulbs. I had 5 failures out of 450 bulbs. They have 5 leds in them.
  6. I am not looking for this year but rather planning for next year....
  7. Anyone make custom cut outs they sell? Looking for someone to make me a peanuts nativity set. Dustin
  8. I have 40 unopened 4 packs of clear incandescent I would sell
  9. I have a bunch of them left over from a few years ago, didn't do a show last year. many of the stakes are broken, is there a good way to put them up? Alternate stakes? Thanks Dustin
  10. What does everyone use? 5mm M6, C6, 50. 70, 100 count? I want to do 8 sections archs with the seleve method. Not sure what LEDS to order.
  11. Are your lights full wave dimable?
  12. How many channels do you use.? Iwant to put red white and blue lights. How many channels and how many lights per channel would give a nice tree?? Thanks Dustin
  13. What would be the cost for the who,e peanuts gang?
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