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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.
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  • 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. Time Left: 9 days and 22 hours

    • For Sale
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    Offers are accepted and I am also open to trades as well. Preferably Blow Molds but don’t hesitate to offer anything else. Gemmy 8.5’ Animated Santa’s Snack Wagon Inflatable (Broke)- MAKE OFFER Napco 17” Santa w/ List Figurine- $35 Gemmy Sax Playin’ Santa (Broke)- MAKE OFFER Rare Cool Things Corp. Sing & Swing Santa (Broke)- $50 Mr. Christmas Wooden Advent Tree (Broke)- MAKE OFFER If you have any questions about the items or any offers please let me know.


    Grand Blanc , Michigan - US


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    I have 3 former municipal street pole decorations for sale at $100 each. There are 2 trees with lights and ornaments and 1 star. They are all on heavy duty steel pole attachments and have normal heavy duty plug in cords. You will need to replace some of the regular size lightbulbs on the trees. Each tree is approx 76" tall. The star is approx 76" across. Buy 1 or all 3!


    ROSCOE, Illinois - US

  3. so lights are down and put up .so i start thinking about the 2012 season (little early? maybe) SO HEAR IT IS LADIES AND GENTLEMAN who has done small spiral trees i mean 3' to 4' tall large tomato cage even i would like to hear some thoughts from the vets on this matter im building a demo and will c how it goes BUT PLZ LET ME HEAR FROM YALL tips ticks or insight
  4. So I built my first mega tree this year. I used 20' of 3/4 steel pipe of which 2 feet drops into the sleeve I drove into the ground. I used 24 clear strings of 100 lights. The base is 30 feet of 3/4 pvc turned into a ring, 15" spacing at the bottom. My first thoughts, this thing is heavy and how am I going to animate it next year? FWI this is my first post on this board. So don't beat me too badly. My display is 7,000 lights now all static. Once I find the missing plate for my tripod I will post a picture.
  5. Hello all, just wondering what the best way to restring leds on a sprial tree is. The previous lights have the clips mounted on them already, and I can get the leds to go on the spiral itself, but what coulod I use to hold them since the sockets ont he incan string had the clips mounted and the other normal replacement clips wont work. Is there any thin gauge wire or ornamant hook wire I could use? Thanks for any ideas.
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