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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. We get 40-50 cars a night..... tuesday we had our first wreck..... my wife groaned at me and shook her head.
  2. we used a plug from radio shack. it looked like head phone jack on one end,and just bare wires on the other. we put the wires on the speaker wires inside the unit.turn the volume very low almost off and plug the phono jack into the transmitter. good luck1
  3. I wondered what was going on eric ,we went by friday . Alas no lights to be had! I got ours on thursday. Stop by later!
  4. Wow, Do we have the same neighbor?
  5. We are lucky here to! Many more than normal have lights out and up! The whole town looks better!
  6. I LIKE IT! I may have to run to home depot now if I'm gonna be the first on my block with one!
  7. Wow, Do you know how many lights that would buy????
  8. So many people lit up early this year here I couldn't wait anymore! Not to worry.... I just lit a few lights ...... Till Thursday.....6 p.m. HO,HO,HO!
  9. We also put ours out way early so the warm weather "relaxes" the icicles and they pull themselves out nicely!
  10. Well like you we run from 6-10 and 6-11 on sat. That way we can get in our own drive before the show starts and get the ''can I ask a question?'' folks home at a reasonable time. My neighbors have been great so far about all this. So I don't want to go any longer for there sake. They have seen the show every 1/2 hour for 6 weeks.I hope they have dark curtains....
  11. It's back lit! It is 2ft x 4ft. The legs put it 5 ft off the ground.
  12. I wondered about the same thing.... just not sure it would show up with other lights on at the same time.
  13. The sign is 2 ft x 4 ft. It cost $65.00. But it has a 3 year guarantee!
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