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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 PaulChristmas

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Santa is coming to town
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      Edmonton Alberta Canada
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      Christmas decorating nut!
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      Light-O-Rama 112 Channels in 2010

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    1. Don't use XP support is ending in March or April.
    2. In Canada the postage could cost more than the the lights! I have had very few failures on my LEDs and I have bought them all over (I couldn't tell where most of my lights come from (except for the GREEN ones)).
    3. My goal is to bring enjoyment to everyone that watches the display... So I cover every inch of my yard in lights
    4. Micky Mouse! Who cares! People enjoy the show and to me thats all that matters.
    5. Send them a controller FM transmitter and Christmas with a Capital C sequenced.
    6. Before LOR I had wanted the flashy blinky. I used X10 but they were slow. I go a controller that flashed the lights from Zellers that lasted 10 minutes before I burnt it up. Mr Christmas was used for 2 years.(it is used at my office during Christmas and people are amazed by it). I like static displays and will stop to look at one for a minute or two. If this was 20 years ago I would have a static display. But I like the blinky flashy to music.
    7. Ummm maybe it needs MORE lights! Someone should find out their address and everyone could send a string or two !
    8. Can I ask what you paid for a controller on Ebay? The ones I see are sold for more than new ones from LOR!
    9. i have over 20,000 LEDs and they "can" run on one circuit but I have them running on 3.
    10. Nov 30 this year is the official light up BUT I am running some now to test things.
    11. Construction should be done by next year so Take a year off...
    12. You do know there are only 4 (weekend) days before light up!?!?! It gets dark around 5 here so it is hard to do anything after work so it only leaves me the weekend!
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