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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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  1. Hey guys and gals i was wondering if any of you nice people have any sequences that you wouldn't mind sharing I have very few i bought 2 from light o Rama and mr. Matt was nice enough to give me several more i have one controller 16pc and about 4000 lights this is my first year .Thanks
  2. OK So it is now Dec 26th 2010, And i already drawn up channeled out and put on Large Cardboard my intended Display for 2012 Christmas, Today I did the SAme for what i am planning to do for July 4th 2012 as well as my Halloween Display for 2012. And now i am thinking about other Holidays my question is Does anyone know any good Site's Like Planet Christmas for July 4th and Halloween?? Does anyone know a Good Site to get some decent Sequenc's something to start off with that no one is going to get offended if i use for learning and using for July 4th and Halloween? My drawings i first thought would come to like 64 channels which i am expecting to buy in febuary, well after laying everything out on paper and selecting colors and such my Christmas first look without limiting came too 256 Channel's of LOR without even thinkiing about ti as i drew it i drew then added it all up and i was surprised., but my wife talked me down to reorganize and ill be able to hold off for a while before going to the 256 channel idea's i came up and got it down to just 64 channel's unless here is another question Does anyone know a Controller that is compatible with LOR's Software and LOR and can control more channel's, My Display is going to be Fairy LED's, with RGB Flood Lights (Which i have already but cant seem to figure out how or what i will need to get LOR to control them. ) but i may also be looking into stock piling alot of RGB LED Strips, but not sure if they are LOr friendly or not the few i already have has 12 channel's and they are small but i can link up like 30 of so of these peel and stick RGB LED's and my thoughts are that one of these strips would take 12 LOR channel's but i am proberly wrong. LED Curtains i am having one mail to me supposedly it has RGB and is 4foot by 4foot he tells me ALOT of little Lights but all he has is the light netting no controller but it does have 110 plug and a small box he presses and it does 12 functions but he says he was told it should be able to do like an LED TV he just doesnt know how Do any of you? I know i am proberly thinking the Channel's wrongly or something but ill try and post Pictures and how i think the channel's are going to work a bit later tommorow cantr seem to find ym fcamera atm. maybe someone can help on my idea's
  3. I spent a good bit of my summer building my driveway arch and now have no idea how to sequence to make it work. Can anyone send a me an arch sequence that I could incorporate into my set up? I have a simple 8-channel arch and have no idea how to make it work. I have almost no experience with sequences so I would appreciate it if anything sent is idiot proof. (DUH) I know that's a little silly to build something you're not ready for but it seemed like a good idea in July
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