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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.

topdogg8812

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About topdogg8812

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  • Birthday 12/02/1988

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  • Location
    Miramar, Fl,
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    Fireworks, video games, sports, christmas decorations
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    student
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    Its a working progress
  1. I would also like to know about the wii game ripper
  2. I got my cords in 2days and didn't even pay for shipping. saved me atleast 30 bucks.
  3. Hey Law shoot me your address in a pm maybe i can stop by, I live in Miramar and would love to see this. My neighbors are like yours too and the best thing is on the block we have 3 houses they are very well lit.
  4. Monster cables are a joke. personally i dont buy any type of av cables from stores because they are marked up usually about 300%. I bought 2 hdmi cables from ebay for 10 bucks and ran them on my sony briva off a ps3 then ran the same exact thing with the monster cables and there was absolutely no difference what so ever. Another thing i don't understand is how people spend 20 bucks on a 15 foot ethernet cable or a printer cable.
  5. I was smart enough to vent on the comment section of the video. good thing about my neighborhood is people have better things to do and it do help that my next door neighbor is known to have many weapons and is very vigilant.
  6. If anybody can find them please shoot me a pm. Nobody has them in south florida.
  7. Around midnight last year, a woman was out for her nightly smoke walk and noticed our window open and asked if she can wake up her grandkids and break them to see the lights. 3minutes later i heard screams of "oh wow look at it" and stuff like that. Made my night.
  8. I haven't heard from you, would i be able to pick them up on Wednesday on my way home for winter break?
  9. If you live near the turnpike i maybe able to pick them up on wednesday on my way home from UF.
  10. They changed it to about 40% off but Sears will honor Lowes prices
  11. I was just randomly looking on sears.com and everything is 50% off. they have the gemmy light show for 25 bucks.
  12. they always send me worthless emails and the 1 time i want something i dont get it. i been getting now luck this week
  13. is there a code for that because i didn't get that email
  14. my mom called me while i was in class and she was pretty pissed off lol
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