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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. Jacob. I just sent you an email. Looking forward to speaking. Thanks. Brandon
    2. where do i download the excel sheet to order? thanks
    3. Any luck on a video showing the different White's vs Indys? Thanks. Brandon
    4. TED...any LED's in your WalMarts? Im needing white and red c4 Teardrops or 60ct Minis.
    5. I may have 14-16 boxes of White on White Wire from Target a few years ago. New Still in the box.
    6. Hey Gang. Happy Holidays. I was trying to look thru my old posts but couldnt find it. There was a video by one of our members last year. They had created a giant animated santa face out of rope light. The Face covered the front porch while the hat was laying up the roof. Anyone have that video or know of that display? Thanks. Brandon
    7. Hey gang. Sorry I've not been paying attention. Still living in Antioch/Smyrna in October Woods. We have been working on a few new items for this year. Will be our 6 year in a row with a completely different display. The fun continues. Looking forward to seeing everyone's displays this year.
    8. Thank You Darlene. Does anyone know how he constructed it using PVC? Pictures, layout, etc? Thanks in advance. Brandon
    9. Hey Gang. Has anyone attempted the Weber Pinwheel Snowman? I'm thinking about attempting this year but would love a little insight in the pvc build. Any help would be much appreciated. http://www.youtube.com/user/theweber300#p/u/28/IOLKMs-uyn8 Thanks.
    10. Does anyone or can you put replaceable LED Bulbs in Blow Molds with the wires and sockets that originally come in the Molds? If so, where can I get them? Looking to save as much energy as possible in my 6 Candles. Thanks in advance.
    11. The Clear Minis and the Green Minis from Target are gone. I still have the 50ct Red Minis from WalMart and the Green Minis from WalMart. Thanks
    12. I was going through all my stash and found I have some sets of Brand New, In The Box Minis I need to part with. Please let me know if you are interested. 39 Boxes - Clear Mini 100ct on Green Wire from Lowes - $1.75 Shipped per (one set is out of the box) 6 Boxes - Green Mini 100ct on Green Wire from WalMart - $1.75 Shipped per 6 Boxes - Red Mini 50ct on Green Wire from WalMart - $1.00 Shipped per 10 Boxes - Green Mini 100ct on Green Wire from Target Phillips Brand - $2.25 Shipped per ----- Also...I have approx 11-12 USED (for 1 Season) strands of Multi LED C9 Strands from Home Depo
    13. Awesome everyone. Would be cool to have one that uses the entire game/maze layout.
    14. Just a thought...anyone tried or seen anyone animating the Pac Man screen in action with RGB's? Would love to see that. It would fit perfectly. Ill shut up now.
    15. Has anyone seen a patterns layout for a spiral mega tree?
    16. Thanks Ryan. If you were to take your strips with the light clips and lights attached and stood it straight up, would the clips and lights slide down the ridge? Since most of my eve's are an angled pitch, I want to make sure the clips dont slide the pieces and run the look. Thoughts? Thanks again for your help.
    17. I believe the presents are from Michaels approx. 3 years ago. I have a set as well. I haven't been able to find them in TN for a past couple of years.
    18. Chris, I really hate to hear this news. Your display is truly magical and a must see online each year for both my wife & myself. I've always wanted to ask but just never did, how did you create or where did you buy the hanging balls in the trees? I absolutely love those. What size are they? You have a wonderful display that will be missed in your community. Regards, Brandon
    19. Gang, So I was wondering how do you all "paint your house fronts with lights"? I've got the lights but my main question of concern is how do you hook or attached the lights to the front walls of your house? I have a brick house with multiple steeple points throughout the front. I've seen how Bazillion lights attaches to his brick on a level house, but what about you all that have huge arches on the front? Is there a way to run a cable, attach a 1x1 to the brick or hang from the under hang, etc? I've attached a picture of my house. I would want to put the lights against the wall and not hang f
    20. Fantastic. Thank you all for all information and links. Lots to take in and think about. Definitely the wave of the future.
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