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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. ml123_9

    C7 or C9

    Ok, so I am leaning towards C7's with 9" spacing. Do you think that should work? Should I go smaller, bigger? Thanks
  2. ml123_9

    C7 or C9

    Hello everyone, This year I'm going to make my own light strings to go around our roof line. I'm having trouble deciding between C7 or C9 bulbs. What does everyone recommend? Thanks
  3. I was looking around on ebay and stumbled on 4 or 5 controllers up for bid. Thought you all would like to know.
  4. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Outdoor-Christmas-Lantern-Blowmold-Lights-Up-/370470504433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5641c347f1
  5. I don't need them in 8 weeks, I need them in 2 days
  6. Yeah, you're right. Oops, marked down from $9.99 Good catch
  7. Meijer's has all their Christmas lights on sale!!! Just bought 18 boxes of LED icicle lights for $5.99 marked down from $9.99!!!
  8. Thanks for all the great suggestions, I will probably uses a combination of all of them
  9. I need to hear some ideas about the best ways to keep your blowmolds from blowing over. I normally use stakes and bungee cords or rope. So any other ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks
  10. http://stores.ebay.com/Plastic-Holiday-Decorations_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZQ2d33QQftidZ2QQtZkm
  11. ml123_9

    Goofy

    $170 plus 60 in shipping sounds a little high
  12. ml123_9

    LOR on Ebay

    Don't forget the fact that the software and accessories could cost up to $150 if your a newbie such as myself. Other than that, I think it would be a good deal if you were looking to add on.
  13. The wal mart in avon indiana on U.S. 36 has a lot of 100ct red minis on white wire as well as 400ct white and multi minis on green wire. Some 50ct and the industrial ones also. also c-7's and c-9's. No l.e.d.'s or rope light.
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