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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.

Likeitbright

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About Likeitbright

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  • Birthday 03/01/1991

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Skrillex remix
  • Location
    Charleston SC
  • Biography
    From New Jersey now living in South Carolina. Starting fresh this year with a new display.
  • Interests
    Robotics, rock climbing, lasers, building rigs,Lighting,
  • Occupation
    Student (Electrical/Computer Engineering)
  • About my display
    One fiber Optic North Pole sign, 10 wire frame white deer in diffrent positions....there is more i have to make a list before i put it up.
  1. Any displays up this year in NJ?
  2. Just started this week.

  3. Start working on your display yet?

  4. [ATTACH=CONFIG]40385[/ATTACH]Found this on my porch this morning
  5. Are any of the NJ Displays up yet? I like to see some of them.
  6. You might like to try listening to Midnight Syndicate. Same style of Halloween Music.
  7. Let us know how it goes. Im going to try to start working on mine in the next 2 weeks
  8. Im pretty sure you can have background show that can be triggerd. im trying to do the same thing for my house.
  9. How did the mini go? I unfortunately was not able to go due to work.
  10. I set the lights on the display to just flash once and a while random. It helps keep kids away also with the motion sensor lights help.
  11. I got this link from a email and I kinda find it funny.Make sure to read the caption underneath the picture What do you think? http://shorterandsweeter.blogspot.com/2009/12/greatest-christmas-decoration-ever.html
  12. It makes sense and should work, but I am not sure how well it would work. Plus I think the sound and lights of xmas can only handel 13 amps.
  13. The Liquid Fence works very well. I have to use it around the grill and mosquito magnet mostly because the squirrels loved to chew the lines that run to the propane tanks ugh. Put it down and everything is fine. Draw back is if you have dogs , they look for the invisible fox lol.
  14. i have 22 hours of work outside to finish. Bring on the Caffeine!
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