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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.

At Last Productions

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About At Last Productions

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  • Birthday 06/02/1973

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  • Location
    Augusta Ga
  • Biography
    Newbie to the world of animated lights!!
  • Interests
    Dj, Videograher
  • Occupation
    Deputy Sheriff
  • About my display
    Gemmy Light Show w/ sound and extra outlets (12 plugs total)

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  1. I am in need of 5mm wide angle white wire, either warm white or pure white led. I need a large quanity. (around 1000 feet) Can you email me a price?
  2. I am in need of 5mm wide angle white wire, either warm white or pure white led. I need a large quanity. (around 1000 feet)
  3. I am using the lights for a wedding reception. The only way I know how to describe what I am doing is a canopy of lights over a buffet. Imagine a 20 x 20 white tent frame (no tent material) draped in lights and ribbon covering the food. It will be the center piece of the room.
  4. I am in the market to purchase about 1000 ft of 5M led white light and white wire lights for an upcoming lighting job. I am having a difficult time finding a supplier online that sells that much in a roll. Anyone know of such a seller? Or are there electrical reasons it's not sold in bulk like that. The job that I am bidding requires 80 Stings of lights at verious custom lengths.
  5. Sorry to hear about your damage. I hope you catch them.
  6. As I am sure you will, but check the order of your plugs. i ended up having to do the following order. . . . 3 4 2 5 1 6 not 1 4 2 5 3 6
  7. Anyone from the Augusta Ga Area? Would like to tour the area and look at others display.
  8. Ok - 1st yr - a newbie to the animated light world. I have a display of about 1260 LED lights and a Gemmy Light Show. The bug has really bitten me, I want a lot more lights. Below is a link to a little video I posted of the lights in action. Sorry about the audio, it is really low. Oh - I am really in Hephzibah Ga, in rural Augusta Ga.
  9. This is the results one days work ( ok a few hours work ). Let me know what you think. This is my first attempt at an animated light show. It is all LED's (white) and a gemmy light show (12 channels but not all are used).
  10. Would the numbering . . . 1 4 2 5 3 6 also hold true for the seperate controller or is more like . . 7 10 8 11 9 12 with it's own show? Any suggestions on where to find santa video?
  11. I am a newbie and have done a search for tips and tricks for the Gemmy Light Show. Alot popped up in the search but not what I was really looking for. I am new to the world of animated light shows. I was looking for any tips to maximize the show I can get with the Gemmy Light Show. I have the 12 plug with sound unit. I would like to be able use an mp3 player or my computer to play the music. What I am really hoping to do is find some video footage of santa(s) and to do a picture/video window with music and have the lights animate to it. I have a digital projector and a rear projection screen. I just need to figure out the lights and how to maximize the show. So fire away with the suggestions!!
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