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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.

loafyloaf

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About loafyloaf

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  • Birthday 02/04/1973

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
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  1. Of course its my very tightly wrapped mini trees I'll take a look
  2. It was the fuse, however, the new fuse is blowing after 1-2 days. Gone thru 3 so far. Any ideas? I have the exact same lights hooked up to it this year as I did last year!?!
  3. I think the 5" of rain we have gotten in the last 48 hours isn't helping
  4. They are store bought, but like I said everything was working fine this afternoon.
  5. I replaced the cable to #1 and now I can see that controller, but none of the other ones. All the other cables are fairly new.
  6. Right now only #1 is connected and I am getting the same message
  7. Everything was running fine this afternoon and I programmed my show to start at 6:00 today. When I got home from Thanksgiving dinner, the music was playing, but no lights. Seems the hardware manager is showing no units. All four units have blinking LED's. The hardware manager is also telling me "Unable to locate Light-o-rama port. Check that controller is connected and powered on." Help, again...
  8. Channels 1-8 worked last year. LED is lit and channels 9-16 are working fine. I have extension cords powering the unit.
  9. If it wasn't 11pm and raining like crazy I would drive over Do you know what kind of fuses they are and where I may be able to get them on Thanksgiving Eve? lol
  10. I'm near West Chester. I would gladly meet you!!
  11. Do you know what kind of fuses they are? My controller is a PC-CTB16PC. Are they readily available at Walmart? I would like to get this done tonight and Home Depot is closed.
  12. Here's my next problem... http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php/45008-Half-a-controller-not-working
  13. After having electrical trouble earlier today on my 4th controller (bad ext. cord), I now have another problem. On my 3rd controller channels 1-8 or not working. Could that be electrical too?
  14. You guys are awesome. Turns out it was a bad extension cord. Thanks for all your help, you guys and gals truly are the most helpful bunch I've ever encountered. THANKS!!
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