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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. WWNF911

    Nevada Welcome!

    Well the display has been up-n-running for a couple of nights now. I think I have most of the gremlins worked out. (All the bugs of a theme park) I guess I can safely stop lurking and join the ranks. Leon Time now to update the website I've been avoiding.
  2. Hey Carrie, I wonder if you/they would consider a slight adjustment to your display that might make it tolerable, and a little humerous with one slight adjustment. I recently saw this sign in our local area which gave me the idea. By moving the noose from the neck to the ankle, you could turn your deadman into an innocent victim of your ghoulish graveyard. Just a thought. Leon
  3. Ya,... just needs to get it to 1.2 jigawatts of power
  4. Might want to quickly put them up on Craigslist while they still work. Oh,..... now thats just wrong.... Bad Leon
  5. I think those might be LEDs,.. Not sure though but so far the only thing my Costco has out is LEDs
  6. I'm afraid it only appears that you have dodged a bullet. The real test is what happens now that they are out of the water. Only time will tell but I believe you might start to have some trouble with them down the line. Unfortunate. Leon
  7. Thanks Tim. I was joking. The last comment of my post however was a compliment.
  8. I noticed this week that we already have LED light string displays up at Costco. Box of 100 C5 for approx. $13.00. C9's are a little more.
  9. Actually thats pretty expensive. $15 per minute comes out to $900.00 per hour. You up in the lawyer rates. LOL Great offer Philip!
  10. I think this post would be better suited somewhere in Dashers Diner. Personally, I never visit Denver without stopping by the Casa Bonita (Mexican food and entertainment). Especially if you have kids. And don't forget to finish it off with their Sopapias (SP?) Leon PS - Just visited your website,.... Nice timer. LOL
  11. I think it's just the cameras auto-focus causing problems. Looks really good. Leon
  12. Here's another with some stills. Can be seen at 2:25 - 2:30 and 2:45 - 2:50.
  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBv_ByoKmsY&NR=1 Couldn't find one in english that had not already been removed.
  14. Boy,.... where can I get that deal? Leon
  15. Saw this and thought of your situation. Don't know if it will help but here goes. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130242682383&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D130242682383%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1
  16. All, I can't afford these but I've been watching them for awhile now. I thought I'd post it here and allow others a chance to grab em. Leon http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360016566440&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D360016566440%2B%2B%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1
  17. I'm glad you found one that will work. I received the one I mentioned and after much thought, it was just not what I was looking for. Not sure what I'll do with that one now. I did find one very similar to the one EAST had for sale. It arrived today and I'm very happy with that one. Here's the link for anyone still looking. Others are still available. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110268373583&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D110268373583%2B%2B%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1
  18. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=data+recovery+service Best thing to do now is send that drive out and have your data recovered. Then replace your drive and reload your operating system. When you get your data recovered, restore it on your system. I hope this helps. Leon
  19. I can't believe nobody got in on that deal and recommended insurance was ONLY $1.50,... Nobody interested? What the deelio?
  20. He looks like,... Monte. The Magic Christmas Tree. Leon
  21. No backup? Unfortunately I've seen this before and usually is the drive. There are companies out there that can retrieve your data. For a price. Still might be worth it to just check the supply.
  22. Hmmmm you're right Shane. I got one anyway. I think I can plug that hole and make a new one like on Richards box with my grinder. BTW, first one,.. I had no idea that one was plastic. Good catch. Bank indeed. Leon PS - Don't get too carried away with what the box is made of. The right material is only to keep the box intact. Remember, these boxes, all of them are made to keep the honest people out. (remove the temptation) The dis-honest people WILL find a way to take it/ get in. Nothing is fullproof. Best practice,.. like Richards box says,.. empty it often and let em know you do but don't be predictable.
  23. WWNF911

    The Demented Elf

    Yet another reason to hire Kevin. He bends even when he doesn't have to/ shouldn't have to.
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