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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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About mmulvenna

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  • Birthday 02/29/1948

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    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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    Retired age 60 and having a ball.........
  • About my display
    lots of lights
  1. http://vimeo.com/11969010 maybe this video will help BTW, LSP forum is monitored much more closely and you would be answered more quickly over at that forum.
  2. Right click in the grid area and select "Mouse tap Mode".
  3. Wonderful job, if you ever think of redoing it, you might consider coroplast.
  4. Check out the first part of the show video. It contains a wire frame that is 35 feet long, 44 channels and about 1500 weld joints. It is build in 10 parts and bolts together. http://www.vimeo.com/17807877
  5. Guess you need to ask David at LightshowPro that question.
  6. 623 465 5680 give us a call........
  7. Last year was the first and we did $2800.00 last year
  8. Mike, If you get a chance stop by and see us. As you drive down I-17 you will be withing 6 miles of our house. Check out our FOX news link from last night http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/phoenix/mulvenna-christmas-light-show-100-club-12132010
  9. You can buy a zip tie tool at harbor frieght for under $10.00 and they work great. It both tightens and cuts saving on your fingers. http://www.harborfreight.com/adjustable-cable-tie-gun-67076.html
  10. Hi Gary, Super job as usual. Where did you get that blowmold set? I have been looking for one for a year. Obviously not looking in the right places.
  11. My Cat is a D9....and I can go almost anywhere with it
  12. Yay Louie, I agree 100%. Interesting that this goes against the the entire reason for the season. I am embarrassed for our Christmas Light show community.........nuff said:o:o:o:o:o
  13. Sorry to hear about your treatment, I hope it is going well. You pass within 6 miles of our house when you come down I17. We are near 7th street and Carefee highway. BTW you should be approved on the AZ site. Let me know if you have any issues with access.
  14. At various points around the center pole of the mega tree place horizontal pieces at different angles around the tree. It should work placing cross members at 180 degrees(forming 4 90 degree sections). The closer you place them the tighter the spiral will be. Then attach the lights at the end points of the cross members angling them downward to the next cross member below.
  15. Hi Cindy, come join us at lightuparizona.com. If you get down to the valley look us up we would love to meet. bmulvenna at hotmail.com. We live labout 75 minutes form you
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