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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.

Elfvis

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    lights
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    Round Rock, TX
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    Married w 3 kids
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    Musician, Pinball, Hot Rods, DIY Projects
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    www.SignsForSports.com
  • About my display
    80 LOR, All LED & Animatronics

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  1. Elfvis and the Grinch's different take on the Whip Nae Nae song..."I like some ham -n- eggs!!!!"
  2. custom built animatronics halloween prop controlled by Light-O-Ramalocated in Round Rock TX
  3. Olaf from Frozen sings Christmas songs with Elfvis, the Grinch and the Kringles, all handmade animatronics computer controlled Light-O-Rama Christmas light display in Round Rock Texas
  4. Olaf animatronic performing"Do you want to build a snowman by Stellar Kart"in Round Rock TX Light-o-rama Christmas Light Display
  5. Elfvis, the Grinch and Olaf from Frozen performing animatronics in Round Rock Texas Computer controlled Christmas Light Display to music
  6. LOR works for me….As for the audio, you will need to pan each audio track (one to Left and the other to Right) and then combine the 2 back into a stereo track.
  7. I use air cylinders and 12v solenoid valves controlled by LOR CMB16D-QC…sketch out your design and figure out what movements you want your character to do…FYI- I might be teaching a class at the upcoming LSH Academy http://www.lonestarholidays.com/events/the-academy/
  8. 1st video of the season! A holiday twist for ya!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg-J9AeCjJQ
  9. Christmas light display in Round Rock, TX featuring Elfvis and the Grinch, singing and dancing animatronics with over 30,000 led lights sync to music...go to elfvis.com for more info
  10. Thank you...thank you very much!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!
  11. If y'all happen to be in the Abita Springs area, check out Deck the Lawn....more info at Facebook.com/deckthelawn or www.elfvis.com
  12. Thank you...Thank you very muucchhh!!!! Elfvis
  13. Thank you...thank you very muuuccchh!!!!....Elfvis
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