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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 bobbeo

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  • Birthday 03/12/1964

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  • Location
    Northridge, California, USA
  • Biography
    What can I say? Need to put something here..
  • Interests
    christmas and camping and xmas
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  • About my display
    25,000 lights and growing. mostly static for now..
  1. Hi. No! Dont want to buy anything big right now till I see what the actors will do. Other than that I always love this time of year (taxes) LOL. I should do O.K. Well, They will let me know. Good or bad I will still always have PC. Cant tax that yet, LOL Time to cook some dinner. Talk to ya later. Rob

  2. Last time i checked you only had 5279 posts. But you dont look here anyways. Call ya soon........

  3. I wonder if there's a coupon or something so you could visit the penthouse for free, Just to see if its better or not. Like ( FREE FOR A DAY)..
  4. Good job chuck.. And Heidi and I say HI.. Thats another post for me...
  5. You have boatloads. It's at the bottom of your post. DUH!! Time for you to wear the LOR (hat of shame). LOL
  6. It's not what you know, but who you know..the bud light comm. was the Perfect example..
  7. If this helps I would use the threaded fitting's, And scoot the lights on and off the fitting when it's time to put up or take down. If I could post photos I would, Maybe next week.. Baby steps for me.
  8. I love it. This high tech stuff rules.. I'll take two just incase I leave one on the roof.. Or at your house..
  9. well tried chucks idea. It can not be done while holding a beer. any other ideas..
  10. I tried that first chuck, But that was because I saw that red thing blinking and went to lick the pc board to see if it would stop blinking..And the rest is history ( guess they will have to put another warning label somewhere..
  11. Thanks. That was the one thing the booklet did not say anything about.. I was somewhat sure it was like any other usb device, always better to double check with the (pros of planet christmas).. Thanks to all.. Bob
  12. Very nice..Thats one more for the notes.. Thank you. Bob
  13. Quick question. Just tested my first controler. worked great. Now the question how should I turn it off. Pull 110v , pull the usb or is there something that should be done on the computer. Thanks Bob
  14. Makes up for all the fast food losses at the drive thru... LOL.
  15. I found the best to deal with certain visitors like that, is to loan them money (you will never see them again) LOL,LMAO...
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