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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.

HowardG

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About HowardG

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  • Birthday 07/05/1956

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  • Location
    Apple Valley Ca
  • Biography
    Male, Been doing statiic displays for 45+ years. Now going to full animations.
  • Interests
    Family, Computers and Christmas Lights
  • Occupation
    Systems Administrator Imaging
  • About my display
    Light-O-Rama 192 Chanels, Lights 35,000+
  1. HowardG

    Deer herd

    I have 11 deer pc total = 334
  2. Struair Has it right. Insert the plugs from the bottom, pull the fishing line through the top and put the cap on to hold the line. I usually leave the fishing line long (Lenght of the bottle) so I can remove the cap slide the bottle up to get access to the plugs (just incase I have any connection problems).
  3. Try Soda or Water bottles ( any plastic bottles with a screw top), Cut off the bottom tie a piece of fishing line on your plugs feed it through the top of the bottle pull it in and screw the top on. Use the excess line to tie to fence, tree, decoration and or a stake.
  4. From one Newbie to another Welcome to the Madness. Enjoy and have fun.
  5. No pressing Questions Just want to say Hello to every one at PC. Purchased 64 channels earlier this year and been lurking around reading all these forums. New to using forums too so I figured time to give this a try Also. Again just wanted to say Howdy..
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