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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. I don't really think there is a mega tree sequence per say! All you have to do is create a simple spin and back and forth and loop it, would take all of 5 mins! Roman
    2. I have stripped 2 4 foot trees and 2 6 foot Kmart trees. The 4 foot trees cames with 300 light each, so I replaced with 300 cool white 5mm minis, and 300 red led minis. The 6 footers came with 600 lights, so I replaced with 600 cool white 5mm minis, and 600 red led 5mm minis! It only takes about 1/2 and hour to strip and about 2 hours to wrap! I think they turned out great! Maybe putting c6's on might be to much weight, don't know! Hope this helps! Roman
    3. It seems all I can find is warm white, and to me it just looks like a dead color! I need some major retailers that sell cool white. I need like only 4 boxes, anyone know of some! Thanks Roman
    4. Is it it worth 50 buck, should I get it!
    5. I saw this add on Craigslist and I don't think I have ever seen the Mary! I sold one just like it the other day minus the Mary. Though someone could enlighten me! It is also listed for $50.00 Thanks Roman
    6. That is the problem, sorry to burst your bubble, some may work but most will not! Your just looking for a headache!
    7. Ok let me break it down for ya! Lights is nothing but a holding spot for the sub forums of " L.E.D.s, Lights, Lights, Lights!, Off-Season Lighting" Leds, is for Leds. Lights, Lights, Lights, is for incandescent lights. Before many of you joined it was just Lights, Lights, Lights, when leds started coming on, they got mixed in with Lights, Lights, Lights, and it was just a big mess, so Chuck S. started making sub forums for them all, but just left the name Lights, Lights, Lights. There you have it! Roman
    8. It is more for incandescent lights and leds is for well leds! Roman
    9. So for the people that have done this, have they needed a single coupon for each box of lights, I am wondering if a new ink cartridge would have enough to print 100 page of the coupon! Roman
    10. Can you please, please, please find out if that includes cool white as well as red! Not getting what I ordered from Travis, I am desperate to get the leds that I need with the money I have. My last chance is tomorrow, or if this comes through! Thanks Roman
    11. I believe they are on the front page Bill. Roman
    12. I am wondering if anyone knows where I can get this coupon, it seems to me about the best deal for me to get the red and white led's that I need oh so bad! I figure I can go through many different times until I get what I need! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving Roman AKA (in dire need of lights)
    13. Just looked at there add scan, and did not see them listed for 99 cents, but at any rate, please keep in mind that the 99 cent price is usually only for clear and multi! Roman
    14. He was not by himself, he had his wife! LOL Glad the two of you are okay Tim! Roman
    15. Mine also came in boxes, figured he did not order enough, or didn't order any at all and just had them dropped shipped from somewhere! Roman
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