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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. In a word AMAZING.... The time it took had to be in the weeks.
  2. For the quality and money on sale at Office Max this week for $99.00 you can't go wrong with the Kodak Zi8. I used it in all my video's and the low light ability and HD quality can easily compare with the $1000+ camcorders. The best feature is that it has audio in jac. Just my opinion but see for yourself and check out my video's at www.myoldkentuckychristmas.com Tim
  3. Mine are in no particular order Angels We Have Heard On High
  4. I've not heard much good about the Hlly units so of those two I think the Ramsey; with that said many on here have purchased a unit by EMD. Search for the thread on where to purchase them. I use a Landmark unit that i'm totally sold on. Check out my videos at www.myoldkentuckychristmas.com it is the broadcast version right off a small pocket fm receiver that I used to get the sound. If you search Ebay for FM Transmitter then narrow it down to Radios: CB,Ham,Shortwave you will find a couple available. Good Luck Tim
  5. Can anyone help out with THe Flying Purple people Eater? Thanks, Tim
  6. Hi All, I'm looking for a few Halloween Sequences in LOR2 16ch or more for the following songs. If you don't mind sharing I would appreciate it. Monster Mash Flying Purple People Eater Adams Family Theme The Munsters Theme Beetlejuice Thanks, Tim
  7. A must have is Rulpolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I added it last year and kids seemed to enjoy it. I know I did. Check out my video on Vimeo. Tim
  8. Tim, Saw your videos,nice job! I hope it all went well for the holidays. When you have time pm me so we can talk. SPaschall

  9. That's a tough one to pull off, about the only solo I can think of is by Josh Hoge, it's not bad but I don't like the ending. The Album is called This Holiday. Give it a listen. YMMV. Tim
  10. Year after year people still love Wizards, and Amazing Grace.
  11. Lenny, Congrats on all the positive press! Tim
  12. I can totally understand about things taking longer than expected! We are hoping to have a few new video's on the web before Christmas, we shall see. Fighting the rain right now,I lost 2 controllers to rain and GFCI's..Are was good last night but with the rain today I've got my fingers crossed. Let us know when you and family head our way, and we can caravan to Louie's.
  13. John, Looks GREAT!! What happened to the Arches??? Look forward to seeing you and the family on JP's night at Louie's. Tim
  14. I'm helping out a friend on a small Christmas Float for a Parade and he ask me to see if I can find the Bob Seger - Little Drummer Boy. If anyone has is and wouldn't mind to share I would appreciate it. Any other 16ch versions would work if I can't locate the Bob Seger one. Thanks, Tim
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