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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 hccguy18

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  • Birthday 07/26/1990

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    Johnson City,TX
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    I love Christmas and the reason for it ,Jesus Christ
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    Decorating,Cooking,Buliding things
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  • About my display
    It is a drive thru light display with over 200,000 Lights, A drive Thru lighted tunnel, over 130 Lighted wireframes, a snow machine, and a lot more

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  1. Okay, the time has finally come for real that I need to sell the display. I have recently moved and started a new job that will not allow time for me to do this any more for the time being. So as much as I appreciate the advice, please, no need to say wait and think about it. So what's for sale? 40+ wireframes. Christmas Done Bright, Loris, etc. 3+ miles of extension cords 700+ sets of LEDs all colors, lengths, hundreds of sets of incans 25 snowfall tubes A drive thru tunnel Frame Signs 20+ custom made Peanuts Christmas wood cut outs (ice skating and choir scenes) So much more. I want to try and sell this as one big lot. Or in huge chunks at least. No individual strings. I need to sell it ASAP as I can no longer store it. Please contact me at (830) 992 7646 or [email protected] with serious offers. This is over $25,000 worth of lights and stuff. Almost all LEDS are brand new in 2011. so only used 1 season. I will consider any offer. Visit hillcountrychristmaslights.com or facebook.com/hillcountrychristmas for more info on the display
  2. Ryan I saw a video of the show it was AWESOME! I was thinking about driving down there, but we had a party going on. lol.
  3. Everything is SOLD! Thanks for looking.
  4. One more thing I have to add. I also have a 6 piece 3-D Wireframe Nativity. you get Mary kneeling - 3' Joseph 5' Baby in a manger 2' Shepherd 5' - and the shepherd staff too. small Camel 4' Large camel 6-7' they all have lights on them, however they are a few years old. I am asking $300.00- OBO on this set. Again I can deliver to Austin or SA. I'll be making a trip to Dallas on Monday (11/08) so I could possibly even drop it off there. [ATTACH=CONFIG]39424[/ATTACH]
  5. I've collected a large number of wireframe displays over the years for my light display, but I'm slowly starting to go another direction. So I have a bunch of stuff up for sale (or trade) I'm located 45 minutes West of Austin, and 1 hour north of San Antonio in Johnson City. I don't mind delivering to Austin or San Antonio if you take several pieces. Here is a quick list. 4 Piece Train and railroad crossing sign. The train display is about 20' long with all 5 pieces. and about 4 1/2' tall. The RR Crossing sign is about 6 1/2' tall. - $120.00 Happy Holidays wireframe 4' tall - $20.00 Cowboy with guitar 5' tall - $20.00- SOLD 2- Candy Cane wireframe 2 1/2' feet tall $10.00 each. I also have a large 3 piece frame set. A cowboy kneeling, a cross, and a horse. I've never used them. they are large pieces 5-8' tall. I paid 300.00 for them, I'm asking $150.00 and then I have a 12' metal frame mega tree. It has a center pole that is 12' with a round ring about 3' off the ground for the bottom of the tree. So the actual light section is 9'. It also has metal wire ran from the star to the tree bottom about every 9 inches around the diameter as to give the light strings extra support. It's a large piece. I'm asking $75.00 for it. I may have a more odds and ends over the next few days. I'll upload pics ASAP PM if you want anything. Or if you're interested in all the pieces make me an offer. I'm still looking for the photos of the individual pieces. But in the mean time here is a video of my lights from last season. The Happy Holiday sign is at :24 seconds followed by the train at :26-30. some of the light were out on it by the time I took this video last season. And you can see the cowboy at about 02:31-35 http://vimeo.com/8785028 You can see them also in this video. http://vimeo.com/8765282
  6. I totally disarmed my firewall and tried again, and still nothing. And another odd thing, I can't access lightorama.com at all, when I go to it, the page just sits their trying to load, and eventually just stops. But if I go to www.lightorama.com/index it works...tried from 2 different laptops...
  7. I've been trying (unsuccessfully) all day to register my LOR S2 Software on this new laptop, using a totally new key code from when I purchased it. Everytime I try and register the software it says "Error communicating with Light O Rama Server". I've emailed Dan and haven't heard anything back yet (probably cause it was about closing time when I emailed him). Any ideas?
  8. Well within minutes of me posting this last night I had a response from Travis. He sent me all the info I need to send them to get them replaced by some company in Colorado. Good luck to everyone else with your orders.
  9. Hey guys I need some help, I've finally decided to do some leaping light arches (late I know) and i want to do them with either CCR or FF. Which was has the best effect and best variety of effects? I want to do 4 arches total. What do you think? Any ideas?
  10. I know. that really is not cool! I've been reading the threads about the orders...He really has screwed over the people that supported him....shame on him! Here's hoping everyone get's their lights very soon......
  11. Does anyone know if Travis will replace lights that are less than a year old and have gone out? I've tried to get a hold of him for the last 4 weeks via phone, email, support tickets on his website and have had no response at all:mad:. I know a lot of people are dealing with issues regarding this years orders, but I bought these lights last year right before the Christmas season and 12 of my 48 strands of 70ct C6 Multis only half work ,and an additional 2 sets don't work at all! I use all these for my Mega Tree, and can't start to put it up until I get these replaced as 1/4 of the tree would not work. any ideas?????? BTW if anyone has any 70ct strands of Multi Color C6 lights from Travis you would be willing to sell please let me know. I need to get these replaced ASAP. -Dexter
  12. AWESOME! Kinda makes me wish I did a Halloween display. good job! Random thought, have you tried making the eyes blink in sync with the snapping on the song?
  13. Our Lowes is also getting stocked. Already a lot of lights, Inflatables, ornaments, and decor are out. I even saw a few boxes sitting on a cart this had big stickers on them that read" BLACK FRIDAY 2010- DO NOT OPEN UNTIL THE MORNING OF NOV 26TH" and under that the box had a printed label on it that said "50ct LED Home light set" hmmmm.....
  14. hccguy18

    wireframe clips

    Sorry to bump an old thread. But I just talked to someone at Betty's and she said the clips are going up from 29.95 to 39.95 very soon, so if anyone needs clips, I suggest you order them now
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