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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. anyone have any pictures or tell me how you wrap the lights around your spiral tree?
  2. no corrosion in the socket checked also I don't think the bulb is backwards cause if you take the same exact bulb and place it anywhere else on the set other than the 3 sockets they work fine, its just these 3 sockets will not light up a bulb
  3. I have a set of LED C7 lights and 3 bulbs will not work on the set... I've replaced it with new bulbs and still these 3 bulbs will not work in those 3 sockets... does anyone know what could be wrong?
  4. Most of us have said/done things that we shouldn't have, but I honestly doubt any of us have performed rap songs infront of a huge crowd of people talking about killing us troops and their families lol. Lets not forget either this is PROVEN FACTS, Michael Jackson is not guilty of child molestation, if you want to support the guy and his music that is fine, but don't try to make anyone feel guilty for not forgiving him for his stupid performances and beliefs.. for example i don't like snakes, its not like an 8 year span is going to magically make me like them, he only is "sorry" because he knows it will destroy what he has now.
  5. The guy only apologized and said he was sorry because he doesn't wanna lose the money and fame he has now, he isnt sorry at all and needs to just be forgotten.
  6. Yeah but by listening to them thats supporting it and making it widely spread and anyone who has such harsh feelings towards our country and our military does not deserve it, I think most would agree the guy just needs to go away, the song isnt even good or creative, its just a remix, its not like anyone went sequencing pants on the ground, its like people can't tell bad from good anymore.
  7. I have been told to sequence this song and not only do I think my display doesn't fit this style of song, but i refuse to support a rapper who did raps on killing the US military and their families and was involved in many anti-us concerts singing anti-us rap songs.
  8. Heres my lights front of the house is covered in blue lights idk why it doesn't show up in the pic real well. Theyre synchronized but dont have a video yet.
  9. was searching youtube and was wondering if anyone knew if this show was real?
  10. didnt know where to post this... but if anyone has a 16ch lightorama for sale im in desperate need!
  11. It was for store use only to control the box I believe, I used to have one of those you can put a jack in it for hooking up an FM transmitter using that.
  12. I was wondering what everyone thought about this. I ran out of extension cords this year at the last minute and didn't want to spend the time or the money going out and buying them, so i had a LOT of old christmas lights I didn't use and since i wasnt plugging in more than 1 or 2 strands of mini lights i decided to grab some of the old lights take the bulbs out and use them for extension cords... good idea or bad idea? Because if not im thinking about doing this more next year to cut back on extension cords.
  13. my neighbor came over and said they had to buy a new refridgerator because my lights blinking on and off somehow messed with her electricity and burned it up. lol
  14. This is my 2nd year doing this, I really want to add a lot more to the display next year, but this isnt a cheap hobby just thought i'd share and get some tips or suggestions on how to improve it next year. thanks for looking
  15. I have one neighbor that complains about the lights, but the cops sit out in the cop car watching the lightshow every night so LOL my neighbors pretty much out of luck.
  16. Whats up, I'm new to LightORama, just recieved my first 16 channels the 20th of november, put up around 16 thousand lights, started sequencing december first, turned the lights on december 2nd LOL, lot of work in a short period of time, and reading on here I was sort of worried if i'd be able to sequence anything in time to turn the lights on this year, but I got it done. It might not be 100% perfect, or up to par with the big dogs, but I sequenced 3 songs in one day, I never tried the demo of the software or anything, i just installed it and started sequencing, so keep that in mind, go easy on me! not the best quality video after uploaded, but here it is. Heres a video of the first song I sequenced "wizards of winter" I also did Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys, I'll post that video later, I haven't uploaded it yet. Beach boys video! Thought I would also add a picture of the display lit up. Any advice or tips are appreciated! happy lightshows everyone.
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