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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. Walter sent the following information, stating that the rod is 1/8" and is difficult to bend in the shapes shown. Pin Puller.pdf
  2. Emailed Walter and he is putting together pictures/directions
  3. Seeking drawings/sketches for making the original "JUMP Pole Pin Puller". I know It's made out of 3/4 " aluminum tubing and a 3/16 rod but I need the details. Searched Walter's site and here to no avail.
  4. 27 - Purple minis 100 count 125 - Red minis 100 count 60 - six foot extension cords 23 - nine foot extension cords 16 - fifteen foot extension cords 4 - Forty foot extension cords 3 - one to three adapters 21 - two foot (pre lit multi-colors) trees 9 - four foot (pre lit clears) trees Total $475.00
  5. I cannot find Target red or blue minis in 100's. The have a very small amount of red/green/blue 50's. The clears and multi's were there but in very limited supply. Seems as if Chuck is right, no more incandescent after 08, and we have a very limited supply this year. I need a minimum 10,000 each of reds and blues if anyone has them at a good price.
  6. Hope I posted in right forum. Anyone know what discounts/sales Target is offering on their lights and decorations for the early birds on Friday after Thanksgiving? Or any good buys being advertised at other stores?
  7. Does anyone have candles that are approx. 10" to 12" to fit on top of malibu landscape lights? Have checked ebay and other sources but no luck. Thanks
  8. c9tree


    Santa here in Knoxville!
  9. Rohn 25G or check their website rohnproducts.com
  10. Not sure where you can purchase the music online. I have the movie on DVD & VHS and recorded the music from there. They can be purchased at a reasonable price.
  11. LIVE!!! Mega Tree stands 43 feet tall. 2400 C9 lights, LOR controls 48 channels.
  12. :D 50 foot long Merry Christmas sign on roof Window lights (I purchased nine of the wind-o-light kits). They will keep lights in a nice/neat order. New, never used before songs, if I can get my "personal programmer" going.
  13. :tree::tree::tree::tree: Not trying to pick a fight. Just curious as what defines "mega", is it height, width, diameter, type of materials, quantity of lights, number of controllers? Could be a combination of these.
  14. I uploaed sequence for 48 channel mega tree.Go to lorsequences.com
  15. :waycool: I purchased 69,500 minis (100's) in various colors and wire color combinations at my local Target during the 75% sale. It took five buggy's, each stacked over six foot high and loaded on the under side for balance. This particular Target has no lights left, I got them all. After help from many people I arrived at the checkout. No one got in line behind me. It took almost 30 minutes to check out. You should have seen the eyes, heard the comments, and answered the many questions before we left the parking lot. My total tab at $.50 per box was just shy of $400. The bed of my small Toyota pickup was stuffed. As the old saying goes. "You never have enough". I will buy more, if any remain, when the sales goes to 90%. My local Wal-Mart & Home Depot still have minis on the shelf at 75% off. The Home Depot minis are only 70 count, instead of 100's.
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