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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 dingleberry

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    Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
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  1. hey guys thanks alot, this was my first post and it has been very helpful, looking forward to showing off some of my lights for halloween (party and trick or treating) and of course the big month
  2. hey man thanks, what is the application of this paint (brush on,spray, etc) and do you remember what it ran you?
  3. does any one know of a effective way to paint c9 and mini lights to colors for halloween cause call me cheap but in this recession the last thing i want to do is pay $8 for orange c9 lights when i can just paint a handful of strings i have now and just rebuy white ones in nov when they're $3 for a 25ct string
  4. i think they need to release storys such as that on the news so maybe there's a chance some of them will hear it and be discouraged from doing it. there is a house close to mine that a guy really has the most christmas displays i have ever sceen. it gives disney world a run for its money. it has a full size old prop plane that is covered in lights and probably around 50,000 to 70,000 lights. 2 years ago 1/2 his displays were destroyed and since then his display has gotten smaller every year. i wish people weren't so stupid as to destroy christmas lights. smash my mail box, roll my yard, egg my house, but leave my christmas lights alone please.
  5. i know what you guys should do, set trip wires and dig holes for them to break there ankles in. i actually shot a ppl with a paint ball gun before. get em all.:devil:
  6. i like both lights, but the thing with colored lights is that after a few years or a rough winter the colors will begin to fade which makes it hard to get them to match up to newer lights. also with colored lights i find it better to do a lot of colored lights none at all b/c i personally don't like a mixing alot of white and colored together. im more of a base white lights with accenting with multi colored~ hope this helps:tree:
  7. i was reading some of the post about messed up lights and realized ppl were having the same problems ive had for like 13 yrs. and i useally just throw the string away or use it for extra parts then some one said the was some short or something in the line causing it not to work and the plug this in and wala it fixed, what is this wonderful thing that im missing out on?
  8. does the adhesive come off easy say if i was to move or go with a different set up next year?:rudolph:
  9. thanks, i will let you know the out come
  10. i have been putting up christmas light since i was 9, no joke. but i recently move to a house that is made of brick and has metal around the windows. i would like to put lights around them but i cant get them to stay up without putting holes in the metal ( im renting the house bad idea). i have tried hot glue, gutter hangers, and duct tape, which only works for like 3 or 4 days. if you have any help it would be greatly appreciated
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