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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. I'd be interested in 25-30 of the strobes if you don't mind shipping.

  2. I don't have enough time to put up my display any more and I've lost interest. I am selling EVERYTHING! See link for all of the details. Posting this in FL forums only for now. http://rushlights.com/goodbye/
  3. 7765 Fox Knoll Place Winter Park, FL 32792 Nov 25 - Jan 1 6PM - 11PM 45,000 lights animated www.rushlights.com
  4. I am interested in learning how 3D projection works and how I might be able to accomplish this at home. Does anyone have any good info on how it works and getting started? If you're not sure what I am talking about take a look at this -
  5. How much power do service lines to a house typically have? This is a pic of what I've got and the main panel outside... not sure what all of those numbers mean on the meter but I am guessing someone can figure it out. Looks like 200amps 240v... but the total amperage of those breakers adds up to 240amps so I am a little confused. http://files.rushfrisby.com/images/lights/power2010/meter.jpg http://files.rushfrisby.com/images/lights/power2010/main_panel.jpg
  6. Thanks guys. I am so worried about it looking good outside and I don't want to waste my money on something that won't be powerful enough. I'll let you know what I find out!
  7. I am looking into adding a laser or two but am concerned about how much power I'll need for it to look good outside and if I will need fog. Is anyone using lasers? If so are you using just green? red? full color? How powerful are your lasers? do you also use fog?
  8. Check out today's edition of the Orlando Sentinel... full size images at http://www.rushlights.com/press/2009/
  9. If you have Brighthouse cable, go to channel 300 - free on demand. Go to the Holiday Home section and my house "Rush Frisby Home" is listed there.
  10. 7765 Fox Knoll Place Winter Park, FL 32792 Thanksgiving night - New Years Eve 7PM - 11PM 42K lights animated
  11. I don't think he is. I tried editing it but my version wasn't as good.
  12. does anyone know where I can get a copy of the Illuminations song that was cut up and used in ken maxwell's display? it's the cut/version from the video on this page... http://christmaslightshow.com/xcart/product.php?productid=54&cat=11&page=1 thanks! -rush
  13. rushonerok

    Almost up

    Mowed my lawn for the last time woohoo! 9 days and 18 hours until lights up!
  14. I'll be there. Just me I'm not bringing anyone. I can't wait!
  15. voting for early august... before football season starts, so i don't miss anything!
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