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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.

    Matt Misetich

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    About Matt Misetich

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    • Birthday 05/21/1993

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    • Location
      California, USA
    • Biography
      Like turtles
    • Interests
      christmas lights
      mtn. biking
    • Occupation
    • About my display
      6,000 lights
      64+ channels
    1. How do these work with being in the rain or wet for long periods of time?
    2. Hey this does not deal with anything about christmas. My dad got a Polaris Ranger for when him and I go hunting. He also bought a Polaris gun sccabord and niether Polaris or the place we bought it have installation directions. I put most of it together but had some issues with it. If anyone can find a website or has a manual for it or just knows how to put it together, PM me about your findings. It's name is the Polaris Lock and Ride gun Sccarbord for the 2009-10 model Rangers Yes Will you can come and see the new toy. Thanks
    3. Wow that is nice where did you find it.
    4. Does anyone know of any free music format converter that can convert mp4s to wav and mp3 format.
    5. I am going to be doing my first mega tree and i am using minis (Incadesents)
    6. Hey its ok anyone can tell their story the more the merrier:santasmileyitty:
    7. To bad for them you have lived there longer. if your not blasting the music so that no one can sleep or anything abnoxious you should be fine.
    8. either their going to be on my roof or mega tree or even something else just have some extra lights and channels
    9. What order should the colors go in??? the colors are red green and white.
    10. As an intro or conclusion to your show you could use Some cool sound or theme from a movie that you can only do part of
    11. I would buy the firefly if your house is set back from the street or where every people view your display from. if your house is not go with the Cosmic Color Ribbon, it is then more visible and is protected from the weather.
    12. :)Hey i was running for cross crountry and saw a house with a shed full of christmas lights and other decorations. It was near Cherry Canyon. Just shouting out to get some ideas. it looked liked you had some neat things.
    13. O i loved that guy. he only made like a few of those pitchmen things. i wander what happened to him.
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