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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.

    Don In Kenner-LA

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    About Don In Kenner-LA

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    • Birthday 04/22/1961

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      Kenner LA
    • Biography
      Just want the chance to say iam sorry
    • Interests
      Love Christmas lights
    • Occupation
      Grain export
    • About my display
      Still mapping it out hope it will be nice

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    1. Hello. Sounds like a bad triac on that channel and needs to be replaced. You could also contact LOR And see what they say. Don In Kenner-LA
    2. hi all well the 2012 show is up and running strong. i relly love the addition of the video it really adds to the show. i hope every one is having a good year. don in kenner-la
    3. Hello Everyone. This is my first year using a video projector in my display and I have all my sequences set to video except one Amazing Grace by Yule i am stumped on what to use does any one have a video that can be used with this sequence or any Ideas I know that Santa Symponies is not the way to go because of the differnt aspects of the holiday. my email is [email protected] Thanks Don In Kenner-LA
    4. Hi All: well I survied another Hurricane just need to repair the roof damage and few other things. Then get back in gear for Halloween and Christmas. still building the train and getting the projector ready have almost all my sequences done with movies. Don In Kenner-LA
    5. hi Iam also using video you need to save them as mwm files for lor to use durning the show. Don In Kenner-LA
    6. Hi All Merry Christmas EveryOne! And May GOD Bless You... From Don In Kenner-La
    7. Hi all: Yep Thats about right 60,000 lights my mega tree is 12,400, 124 strings of 100 red,green and white lights by itself.wow thanks for LEDs but I did have power ran and each controller has its own supply. I have a electrican in the family and it only cost me parts. Hmm 600 boxes of lights I might have more than 60,000 lol. Hope Everyone Is Having a great season. Don In Kenner-LA
    8. Hi all Yes LOR does sell a complete package you can get the controller I pasted on here and basic software for 32 channels. And if you need any help I have lots of 16 and 32 channel sequences that will get you up and running. One thing I found out about this forum is the people on here are great and will do almost anything to help you out. All you have to do is ask and show you also want to help your self. I was a complete newbie just a few years ago and I still have some problems now and then and they are always their with there advice to help. But they are not going to come to my house and
    9. Hi All. I guess i will be the Honest one here. I have been doing Shows for about 8 years now. Started out with the Gemmy holiday 16 channel. which is really only 8 channels they fool you and say control up to 16 devices but its only 8 channels it was just plain awful sold it after the first year. YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!! Now that is said. I bought a lor saved some money and bought another and now iam up to 4 16 channel controllers I bought them partly put together and finished them my self. My advice to you is buy one controller for this year and if you like it then save and buy anot
    10. Hi All: Happy Thanksgiving to all... And today I finished my set up and its up and running to night was the first real test with my sequences and it looks great might just be my best display yet. Iam running 64 channels and about 60,000 lights. Don In Kenner-La
    11. Hi All: Just tried out the holiday time 180 light white leds on the spool from wal-marts and let me tell you they work great i put them thru every test I could think of fading up and down twinkle and shimmer and they work flawlessly and they are pure white perfect for my holiday coro north star. Also if you havent tried out the north star from coro then you are missing out iam using three spools to get that holdman twinkle look i had it finished in less than two hours great product I dont think Holiday Coro makes a bad product keep up the good work Dmoore. Don In Kenner-LA
    12. Hi All: I Just finished another sequence for Singing pumpkin Hells bells by ACDC let me know if you want post your Email. Don In Kenner-LA
    13. Hi Everyone: I have a new sequence for the singing pumpkin if anyone wants it let me know. Its Hell's Bells by ACDC. Now for the board part I need Ideas for songs for the singing pumpkin or if you need a sequence let me know. I have gotten to the point where I really like making sequences. Also I really do not want any payment but a kind donation for my hobbie would be nice. Thanks Don In Kenner Ps Does any one know when LoR S3 is comming out.
    14. Hi all: Iam sorry but all requests for phantom of the opera sequence must now be forward to dmoore and holiday coro Thanks Don In Kenner P.S. Buy his great products I promise you cant go wrong.
    15. Hi 4Hoogies: I used the Holiday coro Pumpkin its only 39.00 and come with 3 sequences to get you started. I bought my lights at big lots 1.75 a box for strings of 50 in orange. It was easy I was done in about 2 hours that encludes the frame. trust me buy it premade you will save alot of headaches you have to buy it cut and make the holes. If you get from holiday coro you make the frame and put the lights in wit easy to follow directions and it looks great. Don In Kenner-La
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