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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. RGB Lighting seems to be really cool. I know very little to nothing about RGB Lights. I have a couple of basic questions. 1. Where do you buy RGB Strands? 2. How much does a strand of 100 lights cost? 3. Can you control both the individual lights and/or the strands themselves? IE 100 Channels or just 1 Channel. 4. For those that are using RGB Lighting, are you using LOR to control the lights? Seems like LOR Channels would disappear fast. If not, what systems do you use? 5. Do you need a channel for Red, one for Green and one for Blue per strand and/or bulb? If sure I will come up wit
    2. Earle, Wonderful show. I was wondering now tall your spiral tree to the left in the video without the star? Thanks
    3. I dont think Ken has a website but check out his YouTube Channel and Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kenintn
    4. Cliff PM Sent. Doug I have 3 boxes of Wal-Mart White on White Wire 60ct LED Mini Style, upstairs I think. Bought them on accident a few weeks ago. Will take $4.50 a box shipped. Thanks
    5. Wonderful colors and animation but the Fireworks set it off. Truly amazing! Anyone know how they did the fireworks? Any How To's or basics? Thanks
    6. Gang, Im looking for as many as I can find of the the RED Led Mini's at Wal-Mart. Anyone have any to sell or they can snag and ship to Nashville, TN? Thanks, Brandon
    7. Gang, Im looking for as many as I can find of the the RED Led Mini's at Wal-Mart. Anyone have any to sell or they can snag and ship to Nashville, TN? Thanks, Brandon
    8. Just a note on the LED Snowflakes from Target. I snagged 8 last year at 75% OFF. After 3 weeks of operation here in Tennessee, I have had 3 go 1/2 bad/out. The ratio is not turning out too well. Just a heads up. Buy with caution.
    9. Can someone tell me what mold set Clark kicked in the yard in Christmas Vacation? Set and Year and how many reindeer?
    10. So sorry about that. We were having pictures made that night and needed a static look. That was the only night. We are up and running each and every night until 10:00PM Mon-Fri and until 11PM Sat-Sun unless it raining. If its raining, I do not run the lights. Hope you enjoy the lights.
    11. Ken Maxwells house in Murfreesboro is amazing. I dont know the address. I just know the drive by heart and sights.
    12. I did not see it but he is the originator of the arches. I've had the pleasure of seeing Ken's display for the past few years. Truly amazing. The first time I ever met Ken, he walked me thru his entire display (at night while running) and then allowed me to go inside to see how it all was created on his LOR computer. Ken is truly a stand up guy and amazing talent. Looking forward to his creations for years to come.
    13. Anyone have a "how to" or idea how Ron Lister creates/makes his Mega Tree? Its a thing of beauty. Everyones lights on here are looking great. Thanks
    14. Hey gang...hope everyone has been well. I was trying to find the video and display that someone did where they had a ton of "firesticks" lined up and programmed the 12 days of Christmas. The numbers would go by and even the turtle doves. Thanks in advance.
    15. You could go the super easy lazy way...just add blue to the existing strands and dont take off the current blue. Not a person will see that you have a color in the super strands that doesn't ever turn on.
    16. I think I am going to try 15ft'ish with 1.5 turns. I may try 3 strands per channel.
    17. Chris, Thank You...Thank You...Thank You. This is truly a great tool for anyone wanting to create a spiral tree in 2010 and years to come.
    18. Any Tennessean's have any Molds 4 Sale? Looking for just about anything. PM me or post to the thread. Thanks in advance.
    19. 24 Inches 3 Channels per Tree 200 Lights Per Channel - R, G & W 100 Bulbs Per Strand Tomato Cages
    20. I thought you guys were talking a skirt, skirt. Its late. Got it! Good luck.
    21. Picture of it in action. I am little lost.
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