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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.

Louie

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About Louie

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    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, USA
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  1. I remenbered what to do tonight when i got home , turn power off to box, reset number back to 0 and turn power back on, then unplug and and reset to orginal number and plug back in and it works. haven't had to do that for a couple years. thanks for your help, hope this helps if anyone has this problem, thanks again, louie
  2. i have 14 lor daisy chained . 1 box in the middle has power to both side and red light is on steady but nothing is working out of it. the night before last it was working radomly , last night nothing , power on and off , and restarted the computer, what am i missing? thanks for any help you can give me, louie
  3. the only thing i furnish is soft drinks and pizza boy witch is my youngest son who works for papa johns, all food is donated by papa johns. the trailer we use is a 500,000 dollar store on wheels, completey self contained

  4. don't panic darryl will build more, you got time
  5. Man, losing 64 channels would pretty much wipe me out. On your pizza nights do the pizza places donate the food and drinks? Domino's here is interested in doing it,I just need a basic plan on what I might be out before doing it. SPaschall

  6. had 4 lor boxes go bad ===no help from lor, they told me to contact them after christmas,, that did a lot of good. as for as pizza night it is now friday and saturday nights, just contact any local pizza place with a mobil trailer and talk them into helping, we even got a extra 500 dollars donation this year besides the free pizzas we sold--all total for pizza about 1000 dollars - total for 09 7200 dollars

  7. Hey Louie, Went a little rough with some com problems but got them resolved about mid season. I would like to talk to you about how you do your pizza night. I would really like to do something like that for our opening weekend. Sorry you had problems,what went wrong besides all of the wind we got? SPaschall

  8. sir how did 09 display go, lots of lor problems here this year. we live on for another year

  9. Louie

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    Go slower every day, i'm going to start putting up light in march next year
  10. Tim, after 40 years she said i'm beyond help
  11. Louie

    Kentucky Members

    Slow----- i'm not slow just a little old louisville here, over 300 channels and 82,000 lights
  12. My head grew and my hat doesn't fit sir.
  13. Ok, but you are suppose to be my adult supervision
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