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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. Time Left: 1 month and 25 days

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    Looking to trade or sell my Light-O-Rama CTB-08 w/heat-sink and a Mini Director. Both in excellent working condition. To my knowledge they both will work with the current LOR ecosystem. They just do not work for my needs anymore. Both have been stored inside, not in a hot garage. Controller purchased in 2005, only used twice in a show outside. The CTB-08 is listed on the Light-O-Rama store website at $109. (However, it is marked as obsolete) The Mini Director is listed at $123 (as a Gen 3, I believe what I have is a Gen 1) I want to trade for or purchase a CTB-04, or a ctb-16. If a trade is to happen, I'll pay shipping both ways, if these items are something you want to purchase, make me a offer including shipping. If there are any questions or additional pictures requested, please feel free to reach out.

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    , Florida - US

  2. 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 enough to add smart pixels and other fun stuff or should I go bigger? Looking to spend around $600 this year to get started. I know that isn't much in this world, but hoping to start with the right controller and software and add pixels and more controllers as money becomes available. Will 10w floods work for our house or would 30w-50w be better? Want to be able to show maybe 4-5 unique colors at a time in different sections. Let me know if more detail would help.Thank you all for helping a newbie!
  3. My neighbor and I do a large Christmas display each year using Light-o-Rama. We are planning on using some of our RGB's to do a small Halloween display this year. Does anyone out there have the beat track or sequence for Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls or Enter Sandman? Thanks in advance!
  4. The Reinken Family in North East Township, PA enjoys holiday decorating and spreading Christmas cheer with illuminated seasonal displays synched to favorite musical arrangements... Halloween display ends October 31st and annual Christmas musical light show runs nightly each December from 7 til 9 PM on FM 87.9... Reinken Holiday Highlights on facebook
  5. I have a ctb16 pc that has been in use for several years and has worked wonderfully - last night ran for several hours without problem - today I turned on all circuits to check some lamps that needed to be replaced - all came on (very low load maybe 500 minis at most) I shut down the test mode and enabled the show about an hour before it was scheduled to start. To my dismay when the show started - that controller was not working at all. I opened up the lid and I have no status light at all and the box smells hot - When I went to check the breakers - I discovered that my son had plugged both power cables into outlets on the same 20 amp breaker. The breaker had not blown but I thought that might have something to do with it. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem - possible solutions? Help - my house looks lopsided tonight!
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