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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.

Clyde Lindsey

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About Clyde Lindsey

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    2013 is year # 6 with LOR
  • Birthday 08/12/1974

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Leechburg, PA
  • Biography
    I've been addicted to decorating for many years. The lights are just so much fun. It all began with 6 strands of lights that my mother bought for me to put on the house at the age of 14. I remember how excited I was. The hard part was taking them down after New Years.

    Now 20 years later, I found the Planet Christmas sight and also the famous video of "Wizards in Winter." I thought, I could do it to. So this year I went Computerized!!! 17,150 lights. with 64 Channels and what fun it's been.
  • Interests
    Love working out and physical fitness. I've lost over 85# in the past year + ! I've never felt better. I also enjoy learning languages. I've become very good with speaking Spanish.

    Other hobbies include construction, landscaping, and beer!
  • Occupation
    Resteraunt Manager
  • About my display
    Every year, I've added just a few more elements to my display. And, November 2007, I never imagined I would go over-the-top. I started making plans for 2008. This year I started using LOR with 64 channels. I didn't use any static elements in the display, but being my first year, it was big enough.

    I have 6 mini trees + 4 spiral trees all with different colors. 8 reindeer on the roof. And every window has 2 color of lights wrapped around them. Along with 1 wreath that lights with the window. Also, I have 2 colors of I/C Lights on the upper and lower roof lines. And, 1 giant wreath at the peak of the house.

    So my neighbors think I'm crazy, but they loved the display this year. Next year, I plan on doubling the my LOR to make it 128 Channels. It's just going to get bigger every year :D

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  1. Thanks for all the great youtube videos! As a newb into the light sequence world, so I really appreciate the simplicity of them.

    I was watching your setup guide for LOR on DMX and saw you had your LOR controllers in a toolbox! That's awesome! I love the concept of being able to set it somewhere in the yard without having to hang a CableGaurd box.

    How do you avoid moisture issues? Or is it pretty much weather proof?

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