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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 Rx7ner

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  • Birthday 02/28/1974

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    Warrior, Alabama
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    Christmas plywood display, wireframe,
  • Occupation
    Truck driver
  • About my display
    25.000 lights

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  1. I’ve been using x10 for many years, the main problem is to not overload the controller. Love the timer, but with a big yard I added a timer in the garage helped to make sure everything comes on and goes off as exspected.
  2. I purchased the santa kneeling and two reindeer from Winterland. I would check with them also.
  3. Ive been using the color caps for years on the regular mini lights, they work great, there a little dimmer than changing the bulbs out. I bought led lights this year and going to try the color caps on them.
  4. I tried all the vendors that was listed here on the website but didnt see one like this. I even tried Dixie Decorations that is on the other side of town, and I also did a search on the computer. Does anyone know of someone I can contact in Gatlinburg, and maybe they can tell me who made it? Thanks
  5. Hello, my name is Byron, Me and my family was up in Gatlinburg back at Thanksgiving, and we saw a wire frame that my wife just fell in love with and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find it? This is the first time to post so I am going to try to put a picture on here. I also looked at the vendors page but didnt see it. Thanks
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