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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. I am loving the new LED C9's that are flexible filament lights. These have finally excited me after all the many quality LED offerings. They finally look like the true incandescent that I use. I've seen the Wintergreen options: https://wintergreencorp.com/p/c9-shatterproof-warm-white-flexfilament-led-bulbs-15522.htm#F23V396 And the Holiday Bright Lights options: https://www.hblonlinestore.com/category-s/208.htm Are there any other vendors selling these?
    2. I'm wondering how durable this type of LED light is? We've not seen much or them or used them. They seem very delicate and look near impossible to replace. We also don't know if it works like other lights, where if one goes out-you lose a strand or portion of a strand. Anyone have more knowledgeable about these kinds of lights? We liked the way the whole tree looked and that it twinkles, but not sure it's worth investing. 20191013_161213.mp4
    3. Hello World! I'm brand new to this and am a bit overwhelmed haha. I have seen the 10w x 8 flood packages at LOR and Holiday Coro, that will probably work for lighting the siding, but haven't been able to find any small up lights with a more narrow angle for two trees that have been planted on both sides of the house since this pic was taken. I want to start with the floods that will be out year round for general landscape "up" lighting, but would like to go Griswald over time. Our house including the garage is about 65' wide. Will either of those packages work? Will the controller (CMB24D) be
    4. Greetings all. I've decided this should be brought to the attention of anyone using LED Rope light Snowflakes. I know some members put them on their roofs. I have discovered that 2 out of my 10 flakes have had some serious burning/heat/fire hazard issues. I won't mention suppliers/manufactures because they are generic, and everyone should take the time to double check yours regardless. Especially on the roof of your homes. Look for where the wires connect to the tubes themselves. I am all for Christmas lights everywhere- but not at the expense of any family's life. Here are some imag
    5. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me 10300ish lighs
    6. De Virgin Mary had a baby boy by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me.10300ish lights
    7. Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player
    8. hotrod1965

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      Installed WS2811 C9 RGB lights on my house this year. Controlled with a Raspberry Pi and a Pixlite 4 controller. Sequences done with Xlights and Falcon Player.
    9. Hey folks! The holiday parties got someone a little too cheerful and tomorrow that cheer is spreading to you ! Now through January 15th, 2012 we are slashing our already ridiculously low prices by 15%! Be sure to check out store.lightsmusicmagic.com to see the eggnog filled deals available to you! Oh, and we're offering free shipping on all orders over $100! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    10. I swapped my Bethlehem star this year for a wire frame version. I also replaced the incandescent lights with LED lights. The cost was nearly identical (purchased from Lowes if it matters). Aside from my RGB LEDs, these are the ONLY LEDs in my display. I noticed when I came home last night, I had a VERY noticeable flicker when the LEDs were dimming on my star. It also seemed to be slightly worse on some sets than others (7 sets used for the star). The differences between sets was minimal however, and a casual observer would probably say the strands flickered at the same time, rate, etc.
    11. Hi all, I know this subject is talked about a lot, but I'm trying to convince myself to take the plunge into the world of LEDs. I work at a large lighting company where we have been using LEDs to light products for 10 years. My current needs are 150ft of icicle lights and 5 artificial trees each containing 6 - 100 bulb light strings. To convert my small display to LEDs would cost me about a grand (figuring full-wave, sealed strings from online vendors). When I analyze it, the payback on LEDs just doesn't seem worth it. The lights would have to last more than 5 years to make it cost-e
    12. multi color Icicle lights that twinkle or chase or with a program box that is affordable and good quality. I have a 40 foot span to cover maybe a little over 40 will work too. I have been scouring the web all night and cannot find anything I am interested in. Maybe you all can help. The cheaper the price the better!
    13. I am looking for a reasonable LED strand with removable bulbs (Full Wave) to replace my existing minis on my frames. I have 60+ frames that I will do over time. Any suggestions on vendors for this. They all seem pretty expensive or i can not find them with removable bulbs
    14. 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.
    15. .First Energy Corp. is providing ways for people to save energy around their homes, with this they are providing energy saving flyers at stores in PA. I walked into Lowe's today and the guy was there handing out these flyers and I talked to him for a bit. He said that he knows PA First Energy Companies are doing it, not sure about other states like Ohio. The companies covering this is Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power. You can receive 10.00 off Energy saving surge protectors, and Torchiere floor lamps and 3.33 off LED holiday light sets. (limit 6 holiday light sets per person). I have attached the e
    16. So I got assigned to decorate the community Christmas Tree at work (we project plan at least 90 days out so that's why this is coming up now). We annually do a lighting ceremony, etc etc. We're transitioning back to LEDs after switching back to incandescent after our first use of LEDs three years ago failed due to problems like half wave lights that always seemed flickering and plastic covers that kept blowing off. After the complaints, we switched back for two years. Now we are ready to go to LEDs again in order to green and cut energy consumption. We've picked the LEDs we're going with (abou
    17. Does anyone know of a reliable vendor who carries dimmable green C9 led's? Thanks
    18. This weekend Target stores (So. Calif) stocked the seasonal shelves with holiday lighting. Seems to be a bit more LED's than incandescent. Had some 15" snowflakes(white plastic) with 35 WW LED's for $7.99. Same idea in a snowman shape. Lowe's just started loading the shelves, nothing at Home Depot or Michaels yet. Local Big Lot's has had holiday lights for about 2 weeks. (1/2 wave LED, C6- 60 for $8.50 in WW, Cool W, red, blue) (did somebody loose the formula for green?)
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