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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.
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  • 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.

Steve G

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About Steve G

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  • Birthday 05/26/1955

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    when our parents were stiil alive christmas was always a great time
  • Location
    pennsylvania
  • Biography
    love trying different things for christmas displays
  • Interests
    golf & hunting
  • Occupation
    Maintnance
  • About my display
    have been doing this with computerized lites.for 8 years
  1. Its never to early! I'm thinking already to revamp the whole show for next year. Call me crazy.
  2. I mount both of mine to the house,up and out of the way
  3. Steve G

    How Dumb I Am

    Had about 13 sequences finished in about a 15 months. I forgot to back them up. Low & behold the old computer died. tried to recover them,even Staples could not move them over to the new laptop. The lesson here is always back them up. Got three done so far, Merry Christmas to all. Steve Gall
  4. Welcome to Planet Christmas. Have been doing this for 3 Years and always learning something new. The people on here are some real Wizards when it come to sequences. Sit back,read ,and learn. Steve Gall
  5. Good morning , I do have the song ,but being not that great with the computer, i do not know how to get it to you. Steve Gall
  6. Good morning to everyone here @ pc. On October ,4 i suffered a heart attack. AT this time i'm doing fine. I have not posted in a long time,and it's good to be back. The show will go on this year, thanks to my beautiful wife. She knows how much i love doing this,that she got on the roof and rigged my lites for me. Now we are back in business. I would have hated to disappoint the town without light display. So to everyone have a good thanksgiving and get the lites up, Christmas will be here before you know it. Best Wishes, Steve Gall
  7. Steve G

    lor fuses blown

    good morning, had my show running last nite, no problem for the first hour. went out to ccheck, and there was no led in unit 1. Upon further inspection had one bad fuse. Could it be from all the rain we had several days ago? you would think it would have dried up by now. or could it be a short in the lites. Never had this happen where it took out the fuses in the lor. It always tripped the gfci. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, Steve Gall
  8. Welcome! mind boggling isn' it. Good to have anither newbie. Steve
  9. Steve G

    Is it possible?

    Thanks alot guys, When i get a chance, i will add on. I want to add a mega tree and arch and do not want to waste to much time. Steve gall
  10. Steve G

    Is it possible?

    Good Morning , I'm looking to add 16 more channels to my existing display. my problem is I do not have my other lor till the sale in june. is there any way to do secquencing prior to receieving my new unit? If there is could any guru's tell the newbie how. Thanks, Steve Gall
  11. Good moring to everyone. By any chance ,does anybody know where to get led floods. Is there such an animal out there? Thanks, Steve
  12. Had the same problem here in pa. I thought it was something in the program {I'm a rookie lol } ended up to much water here in eastern Pa. all dryed up,we ran the show last nite not one problem. Steve Gall
  13. I agree with toymakr00. I am running mine back to back from 6pm. til 10pm. Had a bunch of people stop last nite to check things out. Many questions on how it's done! Steve
  14. First let me say Merry Christmas to all be we get to busy. What i thought was condensation yesterday, turns out to be a different problem! While playing the show last nite, the gfci kicks out. Upon further investigation, i found when a fade up or down from 0 to 100% it kicks the ground fault. could it still be water? Need input! Thanks, Steve Gall
  15. Thanks guys, The cords are lying on the ground. Will go out later and get them off the ground. Steve
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