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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 creepingdth

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      aurora sd
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      wanting to start a holiday light show
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      my daughter, riding bike, cleaning
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      special ed
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      gemmy holiday light show
    1. may i ask what you're going to do with all of those? do they save for next year?
    2. just got a reply back from mobile black box, i asked when they were getting more 400's in and their reply was.... Hi, We may have some refurbished units sometime in 2011; otherwise we have discontinued the model. We are introducing a new generation of transmitters in 2011. Customer Service
    3. yes, i've been reading the reviews about the mobile black box, though they're sold out. anyone know how the Ramsey FM10C FM Transmitter compares to the mbb? or anyone have this transmitter and have good or bad recomondations on it?
    4. i've been searching the posts for quite a while now for a new transmitter. i have an old drive thru transmitter (has no brand name on it) and it hooks up to a regular car antenna, but have problems with it when it's too cold. so i want a new one and have found some posts of comparing two models and this and that. but could we put what everyone uses in one post? i'd also like to know what kind of antenna you use with it. i don't need anything to big. just so it can be heard in front and to the side of the house. i have a corner lot and i can't get my signal to go in front and to the side
    5. creepingdth

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      online, the prices were 60% off, in the store it was 40%. of course what i wanted wasn't available online, but i did get a lifesized santa for 40 bucks online an hour away, was planning on going there anyway this weekend.
    6. how do you guys thaw out your yard? i have three things i just made and wanted to put in the yard, but the yard is frozen, i went out with a teakettle of boiling hot water but it wasn't enough. i have one fence post and some rebar i need to put in the ground yet and was looking for some advice.
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