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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 have placed an order for the lights last week. If you can, I would like to buy White or blue 70 count 5mm on white string with 2 inch spacing. I intend to restring all the deers, bears, and other wireframes. Thx.
  2. Jacob, Do you have white wire LED with 2" bulb spacing? I like to restring the wire frame.
  3. Instead of a lazy suzan, I used 1 1/2 pipe with 2 pcs of ball bearing block with 4 holes from www.surpluscenter.com to support the dish. This will make it moves smoothly without friction and strong enough to withstand the wind. I recommend to use less than 10 RPM motor.
  4. If someone has extra Gemmy Effeil Tower, please sell to me.
  5. Do you offer twinkle led 5mm 70 counts?
  6. How much plus shipping to California.
  7. I like it but wish the small train has 3 sections. Can you sell me the big one? I am really interested.
  8. I have seen both and I want both. Please let me know.
  9. Anyone sells or know where I can buy the 3D Rope lighted train? Thanks in advance.
  10. Try Crocodile heavy duty clip from 1000bulbs website.
  11. I remove the top wood section for some reason but the mechainical is the same as the picture.
  12. I am almost done with my design and starting to put it on the roof. I put the motor on top middle of the house and it will have 30' diameter spin. I build a chimney to cover the mechanical and on top of chimey will be a Santa tracker dish that spin half a circle. All this using one single motor @ 5 rpm. I am thinking to attach the Santa bicycle on one side and a train from the opposite side. I will post a picture when I test it in Thansgiving. I also bought a slipping 2" ID so that it could go thru a 2" oD pipe. The motor attached to a sprocket with chain.
  13. Using lazy susan is an easy way to do but it must be in a circle shape only. I am making an oval shape around 4x8 plywood with chains & sprockets. It's a lot of works due to mechanical parts and also making AC electric to move with it on a small carts with 4 roller wheels. I am almost done with it and hopefully will have pictures to show soon.
  14. I am putting up light 2 yrs in a row and will continue this year. Im in Fountain valley.
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