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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.

Christmas on the Farm

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About Christmas on the Farm

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  • Birthday 08/12/1961

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story
  • Location
    Kingsburg, California
  • Biography
    Farmer and Engineer
  • Interests
    Aviation, Year round Christmas planning.
  • Occupation
    Aviation business and Farmer
  • About my display
    Use light o rama and have 272 channels.

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  1. I think i'm starting to really like the Hamberg displays.
  2. http://www.advertisingballoons.com/heliumballs.htm Hi, The above is the site. I asked of a ball with nothing on it. They usually print on them so the had a hard time understanding. I got the 10' ball.
  3. Balloon to project upon.
  4. Here is another video that you would not normally see, unless you stay until 10:00pm. It is the sequence announcing the end of the display for the evening.
  5. We wanted to let you see something you don't normally see at our display. This is a loop that runs (with or without video) when the light show can't. It is light hearted and people have sat out front just to listen to this.
  6. Just arrived, permanent power pedestals. As some of you know my display covers about an acre and a 1/4, and these will eliminate about 1200 feet of 100 foot extension cords to my LOR controlers and I hope eliminate a lot of GFI tripping. Some modifications to do (add GFIs) and then trench for conduit.
  7. This is our 5th year with a synchronized Christmas light display and our 3rd year on the farm. The display is in the country near Kingsburg California. We use 224 channels controlling an uncounted number of lights. The lights are synchronized to music broadcast on 101.7 FM. The show runs every night (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s night.
  8. HOA’s are just the Grinch ladies or men that want to tell you what color to paint your door.
  9. I live 2 miles out of town. The first year we started on Thanksgiving night and for 2 weeks I had only seen 6 or 7 cars. Then the word got out. Cars up and down the road and parked in the neighbor’s vineyard. I go out and speck to people every so often, they come from all the neighboring towns and city. Now if I could just keep them from getting stuck in the pasture.
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