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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 bell611502

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  • Birthday 03/31/2009

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    i'm new to lor ,just updated to 64 channels
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    christmas display, spoonbill snagging
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    track-hoe operator
  • About my display
    have had a static display for 30 yrs and last year i bought lights and sounds of christmas box enjoyed it and want to go bigger the for 2009 ,
  1. yes i'm by chillicothe , looking to make my light bill cheaper , 1 month was 500.00. i have 4 lor- 16pc controllers

  2. hello , i sold the 70 ct leds, and yes they are bright, i would highly recommend them, and they use less power than regular minis, i can run 8 strands of led, to 1 mini, power wize. also i noticed you were from missouri , i am in independence, just east 10 miles from kc, if you have any more questions feel free to ask chris

  3. what are you asking for the 35 strands of red led 70 count? don't know much about leds, will they be as bright as regaular mini's? thanks

  4. pm has been sent!!!!!!!!!
  5. our walmart said they are not destroying lights this yr , like they did in the past , they are all going back to the warehouse , losing to much money destroying them
  6. yeah wal-mart had so many lights the year before last that they had to destory , thats why they only orderd so many lights for each store , thats what i was told at our wal-mart
  7. yeah everyone needs to write wal-marts home office and tell they they need more solids 100 count red,blue and green
  8. bought most at 50% off. didn't think there would be any left at 75% sale
  9. had to go to 2 walmarts , but but ended up with 299 boxs of lights.
  10. looking for the instructions on how to build the 2 snowmen having a snowball fight over the street, can anyone help?
  11. thanks for the interest , we will be putting this on hold till spring ,
  12. 48 inflatables will be for sale .all used ,if any interest in them , 8' grinch, old bumble 8' tall, big santa house arch, santa on motorcycle, santa on motorcycle with side cart, santa band,many more. will have some that needs motors or repairs , let me know if there is any interest,
  13. bell611502

    Hi ya all

    max i'm in the pics that was taken at SLAM. i won a inflatable.
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