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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 usually cut some fabric if a piece is not inflating very well. (tipically on the 4 footers) As to Rudolph not inflating, I would look underneath the figure in the globe and see how big of a hole is there. There could be a very small hole where a very large one could be cut. Hope this helps. By the way,my 8ftMickey carollerdosen't stand up all the way and I dont know whatis wrong. None of the lights or ropesare caught. Any help is appreciated!
  2. uclasilva wrote: One of my teacher's sonsput up some inflatables in her yard and she saw them when they were covered with snow and said that they looked all sick and she threw them out! I blew up at her, (pun intended) and told her next time she does that, she should tell me so I can go through her garbage. (p.s. They were brand new!)
  3. I was at walmart the other day and they had over 6 airblown snowmen on motorcycles for $16. I didn't get it because my parents said that I have a limit of six airblowns and I have seven right now. I was with someone else, so I should hane gotten and not said anything. I'm very mad at myselfright now.:devil:
  4. Dale W wrote: If I had a broken fan and went that route, I wouldn't have the heart to cut out the fan. I would want to put up the clearence one too!:laughing:
  5. Peggy13 wrote: I was at target the other dayand got a 3 pack of 6ftextension cords for 85 cents!
  6. SKWilson wrote This is one of my faves: That one is in the ALshowcase. That's pretty good. Alot of people don't know that that is the same house that does miracle song and Tim B's Christmas im the showcase.
  7. SKWilson wrote This is one of my faves: That one is in the ALshowcase. That's pretty good. Alot of people don't know that that is the same house that does miracle song and Tim B's Christmas im the showcase.
  8. Have any of you seen these videos?http://youtube.com/profile?user=kumbaricScroll down to his videos and watch them,they are great! Is kumbaric a PC member because I want to know more about how he or she did that huge pumpkin face and a bunch of other stuff.
  9. Have any of you seen these videos?http://youtube.com/profile?user=kumbaricScroll down to his videos and watch them,they are great! Is kumbaric a PC member because I want to know more about how he or she did that huge pumpkin face and a bunch of other stuff.
  10. Is there any way to hook this up to an lor controller or make a sequence with the jokes in it? I have two of them awaiting modification. ps: I liked the the video
  11. David Balch wrote: Hasen Feffer...mmmmmmmm
  12. I have used the indoor ones outside for maybe two or three years and have had no problems. I was curious once and took the hose and sprayed it directly into the fan and it justpulledthe waterin and was fine. The only problemthat I had was the morning after a severe thunder stormI went to turn everything on and the fan was running a bit slow for afew minutes andafter that, it went back to full speed. Otherwise, no problems.
  13. A house? I see no house. What are you talking about?:laughing:
  14. I saw one at Menards wherehis legs go in and out of the chimney last year. It was made by Chrisha's Creations.
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