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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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About mystikal74

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/12/1968

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  • Location
    Mesquite, Nevada, USA
  • Biography
    Fist year with LOR, and having a blast with it.
  • Interests
    Christmas and Golf
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    A nice static display until this year with lor and I don't know where I am going to put all the lights I keep buying
  1. Try these you might need to use some hot glue to help them stick better.
  2. I have the GE energy smart (the green and white box) in mini and C-5 how many are you looking for?
  3. Very nice we plan on going down there to see your display next week.
  4. I have been searching on how to use a cheap fogger I have 2 from walmart from a couple years ago but I want my LOR to trigger it instaed of the remote. Any ideas. Thanks
  5. Thanks everyone I appreciate all your comments and stories. We will see what happens we won over our last HOA so hopefully we can with this one also. BTW wish me luck as elections for the board are in November and I am going to run for a seat. LOL
  6. Thanks Frost you at least made me laugh today. I think you are right, and whatever happens well the worst they can do is send us a notice and maybe a fine. I know Richard H. had his issues and finally won so we will see what happens this year.
  7. Can you tell me how you deal with your HOA in reguards to your display. We bought our house last year and didn't do much for Christmas but I get the feeling our HOA board has nothing better to do than nit pick. So I re-read our CC&R's and there is nothing on holiday decorations. Just to be sure I e-mailed the property management and asked what type of time restictions are for displaying decorations. I recieved an e-mail that said there is nothing in them, but the board is going to review it now, but it seems that they are saying you can put them up the day after Thanksgiving with having to be taken down by Jan 15th. Also she pointed out the board can modify it because in every HOA it states a NUISANCE in general terms yikes!Thanks.
  8. Try Command Hooks they work great
  9. Are you doing 50% down, final payment when shipped?
  10. mystikal74

    WalMart Led's

    Has anyone used the Walmart LEDS this year? They have the mini's this year in red,blue,green and white also some on white wire, and I was wondering if they are any good. Thanks
  11. I agree with you 100%. If you can buy them at 75 or 90% they will last about 3-4 years so the cost isn't too bad. That is what I use, I have never done the tomato cage or easel.
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