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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.

supermanbrandon

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  1. Still Looking for these Gang. Anyone Out there have or seen any? Thanks
  2. I like the idea of sticking lights through it on Coro. Has anyone seen what other states do or if any others have done this? I would love to see theirs. What using chasing red and green lights so it gives it some kind of movement at all times?
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    One of my regular targets was 75% this AM. Heads up.
  4. I am between Antioch & Smyrna just off the the Old Hickory Blvd exit on i24 in October Woods. If you are out the next few nights...come by. Thursday night is the last night for me. 3513 Pinwheel Drive, Antioch, TN 37013. 64 Channels & 55,000+ Lights. Good luck on the song.
  5. I havent attempted that song myself...but where in Nashville do you live?
  6. Do you know if this controller starts right back up where it left off when powered off? Thanks
  7. Can you check back tomorrow? I will buy them at cost from you plus shipping. Will send you a PM. Thanks - Brandon
  8. Gang...I am looking for as many boxes as possible of the Mini / m5 Red LED Red Holiday Time Lights - 60ct. Please let me know if you have any for sale. Thanks - Brandon
  9. Sorry I just saw your post. I could have given you a few others in the area that are 100% static and really nice displays. Hope you and the kids a great time last night. Thanks
  10. Thanks Bob. Looking forward to his input.
  11. My Mac is my best Accessory. I get so many looks when I have it out. But the Pinwheel of Death is going to take me to my grave! LEDs vs Incandes'...whatever works best for you, your show and your wallet. Just my $.02 cents.
  12. Just hit up one of my local Targets...they might as well have started putting up the lawn and garden stuff. I couldn't find a single box of white, red or green lights. They had some blue and LED blue...but thats it! Its very depressing. Looks like very little to no after christmas light shopping this year! That hurts when you need 250 boxes of things. Thanks
  13. Oh I have seen it in action. I want to know how its made. How it works, etc. Thanks
  14. I have searched and searched but not enough apparently. Can someone point me in the right direction a thread or post about Ron Lister's Icicle Tree? That thing is amazing. I am wondering how he did or how someone else made one. Help. Thanks
  15. This wind is terrible. It wont stop. Display is still standing but alot of it is a little sideways. Guess I will be fixing that tonight.
  16. I am in Antioch, TN just off of i24. 3513 Pinwheel Drive in October Woods subdivision. Thanks, Brandon
  17. I was born in the 80's and they are by far the best decade! They just don't make movies, memories, and music like the 80s anymore! Glad you all liked the carvings. Thanks
  18. Holly Cow. At my rate I will need to visit nearly 85 Wal-Marts. I need to get on your plan. All the Wal-Marts I have been in...only have a couple flats out. Does anyone know if more are around the corner and they will stock the shelves after Halloween or will this be about it? Thanks
  19. I use a few 45w Spot Lights for some of my static wooden cutouts each year outside and in the weather. What would be a great but cheap alternative to using all that power of a 45w spot? When I say cheap I dont mean CHEAP...but I dont want to lay down the money for the LED spots in stores. Just looking for options this season. I still need to cut down on power. Thanks
  20. Picked up 6 at another one of my Wal-Mart Super Centers today. So far I have 13. 6 @ 1 Supercenter and 3 each at 2 other Super Centers.
  21. Why is Green that hard to make or that much more expensive to create? Thanks
  22. Has anyone ever seen or used a 3 point controller that fades between the controls well? I need a 3 point controller that fades in and out between all 3 channels and remembers the levels when power is turned off and back on with a timer. I want to do the same effect Holdman's Bethleham Star, does just not in LOR for me. Thanks in advance.
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