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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 dakotasbub

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  • Birthday 03/24/1980

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  • Location
    belleview fl
  • Biography
    i love christmas
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    web design
  • About my display
    huge next year`
  1. my walmart is squirrelling them away somwhere, 2nd year i went and on the 24th they had all of 20k lights, was there when they opened on the 26 and all they had were path markers. It was the same last year, but the year before they had prob 50 cases left over.
  2. My Dollar Trees have the individual stones and also some cool severed hands and feet, one had some skulls too but they don't look right.
  3. I found some 100 count last year at dollar general for around $2 was the only place that had 100 count too.
  4. Great mini, good food, fun people, we'd like to thank everyone that made it happen and look forward to the next one.
  5. well i am still under the assumption that my walmart sent the lights somewhere, less than a week ago they had like a 40 ft long shelf loaded with lights, and a ton of unopened cases on the top, easily 100k lights, and when i was there yesterday morning there was nothing, i just find it hard to believe that they sold them ALL in 4 or 5 days.
  6. Well having been at 2 walmarts, target, walgreens, home depot, and lowes this morning i can officially say no one has lights except target, and if you werent there at 7 then you are probably S-O-L. So the walmart i went to first , a week ago had around 30 cases of minis in the garden center, so i was confident i would get some lights today, but upon arriving at the christmas area, there were hardly any lights at all at all. What was there almost looked like last years leftovers, with the green box minis, which i believe this years were in blue boxes. So i am under the assumption that they packed up all of this years stuff and sent it back to the warehouse or something. So to sum things up i returned home with no new lights....but at least i did find a nice pet bed for $4.99 lol.
  7. Loved the display michael, thanks for showing us around, we both got a kick out of whizzer.
  8. I get maybe 2 or 3 slow downs per night i haven't had anyone stop and watch though. going to put a listen to the lights sign up tonight, i think people don't realize that there is music or something.
  9. has anyone seen these in incadescent minis at any local retailers? or where to buy them at.
  10. thanks mike thats what i needed to know
  11. i was thinking of adding some chasing strands in and controlling it with lor they are the kind with a box with a dial on it to control the speed of the chase. so simple question can you fade these kind of lights or will it fry the little chase controller on the strand?
  12. 5750 SE Babb Rd. Belleview Fl 34420 12k + lights, 32 channels LOR S-Th 6-10 F-S 6-11 feel free to shoot me a pm before coming just in case i have them off for some reason
  13. you could try and edit it yourself with audacity. btw that display is pretty sick, is he a member?
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