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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 aerostar

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  • Birthday 05/10/1960

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    48yrs old, love Christmas time...haven't done a show..yet
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  1. hi Darlene . Thank you! I believe that is the Jerry I met. I'll try and get in touch with him, best, David
  2. HI everyone. Well, jsut not sure how to go abouth the info, I'm seeking..hence this post. I attended the LOR immersion course...awesome! Thanks to ALL. On one of the days, I met a gentleman, who gave me his Email addy. Of course I've lost/misplaced it. He was sitting at the table up front, along with the gentleman from Dublin,Ireland. We were discussing how to do video, I mentioned I wanted to use the Halloween Scarols this year. He had video and sequences already done for the Scarols. He was going to help me to get set up on some of the vids and seq. I met so many wonderful folks, it's all a blur. I want to say his name was something like Jeff,Jack or Jerry? I know, really helps to narrow down. Also, there was a young lady standing next to us as well...obviously can't remember her name either. She was a fairly tall brunette, I want to say she was from the Northeast. She showed us on of her sequences while standing at the fron table. I know this is a shot in the dark. But, maybe; just maybe. They will see this, and it will ring a bell. If it also helps to jog the memory, I am a pilot for Southwest Airlines. I kow most if not ALL of oyu will probably think...are you kidding me. That's fine. Still may get lucky. Great Weekend everyone. Best, David
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