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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 cozzi

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  • Birthday 06/21/1959

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Spending Christmas with the crowds that come to see my display
  • Location
    Warwick RI
  • Biography
    I'm 56 years old. I am in my 9th year of doing an animated light display. I use mostly pixels now.
  • Interests
    Animated Christmas decorating.
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Mostly pixels

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  1. The auction is over and the Ramsey is sold to Alfram. Her did a very generous thing. Thank you to all the bidders.
  2. The top bid is now $125. Whoever has the top bid at midnight tonight gets it.
  3. The top bid is now $120
  4. Top bid is now $105. The auction ends Friday at midnight.
  5. The top bid is now $100
  6. As of today the top bid is $61
  7. top bid so far is: $51
  8. I have a Ramsey 25 that is 3 seasons old and has worked great for me. This year I'm going to upgrade so I'm putting it up for sale, but with a twist. It's going to be an auction of sorts. To explain: a friend of a lot of us, Jen Grissett needs some help. You can read about it http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=212993788718691. I'm going to put the Ramsey up for sale and the money will go to this cause, the high bidder will make the payment directly into Jen's PayPal account and I will ship it. There will be a minimum bid of $50. Please PM me your bids. I will do this for a week and the high bidder will win. I'll periodically post the current bid. Please be generous. if you are reading this and are not interested in the Ramsey, please consider donating anything you can to this very worthy cause, this awful economy has hurt so many of us.
  9. I really admire him for putting so much of himself into a project like this when so many others would just dwell on their disease. Way to stay positive - great story.
  10. Jeez, can't you Jersey guys put up a display properly?
  11. cozzi

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    That's the dumbest way of doing it that I've ever heard.
  12. The Walmart lights this year are 21.5 feet, in the past they were 23.5 feet.
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