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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 chirstmasfan123

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  • Birthday 09/26/1991

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    Biggest on the Block!!!!!!!!
  1. I haven't hung any yet,but have started testing the mini lights and seeing which ones are to faded to be hung and "retireing" them to the grass light box:)
  2. we use to use nothing but,multi for years though recently we've added clear to the display via wire frames,and things like that and TBH I think it adds some nice detail to all of the multi lights.
  3. IMO Sears Prices are Higher last year for example even when some stuff was 70% off it was still to high for me while at K-mart they had some of the same items that were 70% of and we got a better price because it was lower to begin with.As for Selection I think Kmart wins there as well because they seem to carry more stuff again at a lower price.
  4. maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but,Our stores seem to have more this year haven't really noticed of they have the one color strings or not.
  5. just wanted to add checked Home Depot They have them as well but have gone up in price
  6. walmart has gone up to,oh well just won't buy as many this year and maybe with the higher price maybe more will be left for the clearance sales:)
  7. Walmart here has them in multi,Target is going to have at least the replacement bulbs so I would assume they will have the sets as well.Haven't checked Home Depot or Lowe's yet but,will do soon.
  8. UPDATE:Lights have been tested now just waiting till Black Friday to start putting them up should be done by Sunday Hopefully:D
  9. I leave them on no need to take them off IMO because its not like the people are looking at the tags and not the lights and plus its not like they get in the way of hanging the lights at least for me.
  10. right now I'm testing all the lights and that sort of thing hope to finish that by the end of the weekend come up with some final ideas and relax WED. and Thanksgiving then come Friday all the lights start to go up
  11. This is one of my biggest problems as well, one other color that drives me nuts is pink that and blue seem to fade,chip and flake the most. With the weather we had last year which was a lot of rain then sun it killed most of my pink and blues tried the spray paint idea and it works well so if all else fails there's always that
  12. Same here almost all of my strings have been the right amount (100) but,I've gotten a few that were 99 and even 102
  13. I know Wal-Greens had Pink lights last year I think they were 70 light sets though but,I may be wrong.
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