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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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  1. :santasmileyitty: I am getting the Gemmy Holiday Light Show this year and I am also going to connect it to play music on my computer instead of MP3 player. I was wondering if there is any way to use an FM transmitter if I use my computer to play music and have the computer connected to the Gemmy?
  2. Actually, they have stated the sale online first, so yes I am on my way to the online store.
  3. Great Article Below! Christmas Sales Starting Now! I'm on the way to the store soon :santasmileyitty: http://www.walletpop.com/specials/christmas-in-july?icid=main|main|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walletpop.com%2Fspecials%2Fchristmas-in-july
  4. Does anyone know where I can download the "Do You Believe In The Magic Song" used for Christmas Displays. In case you've never heard of the song here is a recording: Do you Believe in the Magic Please help I need one soon. :santasmileyitty:
  5. I had a great time and learned some valuable tips...Thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS! :santasmileyitty:
  6. Hi, I emailed you a couple of days ago and sent a private message please contact me soon. I live in Baton Rouge and can come down there soon. Thanks :santasmileyitty:
  7. Anyone selling in Louisiana or southwest Mississippi? :santasmileyitty: I am trying to expand my display because I'm going computerized.
  8. Light-O-Rama New Hardware Coming 9 channel fountain controller. Controls up to 3 PMSM pumps and 6 channels of LED lighting. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor pumps are the type most commonly used in fountains and ponds. Both pumps and lights controlled from barely on to full power. LOR plans to offer both submersible pumps and submersible LED lighting. :santasmileyitty:
  9. Here is a great site you can use for advertising your display everyone. I made this sample: http://animoto.com/play/vGX4O90Ff51jS3o0xrWwnw?autostart=true MERRY CHRISTMAS! :santasmileyitty:
  10. That gives me an idea...my mailbox. :santasmileyitty:
  11. WOW those are some great prices! :santasmileyitty:
  12. Great Idea Thanks :santasmileyitty: Anyone else have any ideas?
  13. :santasmileyitty:I used they fence/border idea last year,but i'll try the others thanks
  14. Good Idea I'll think about it. Anyone having another idea? :santasmileyitty:
  15. I have a lot of garland left over that I don't know what to do with. What could I make with it. Be creative...:santasmileyitty:
  16. Thanks, good to know. :santasmileyitty:
  17. I know I can always get some great Christmas stuff at a good price at Walmart but, when do they start stocking up the Christmas section??? :santasmileyitty:
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