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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. Inauguration of Christmas in San Diego - Venezuela . Giant Christmas mega-tree 25 meters (80 feet), 1900 branches with over 1 million LED lights. 32 musical sequences and 90 minutes show. It includes 24 arches , 4 singing trees, 32 horizontal groups and 16 vertical sectors. Controlled by 18 light -o -rama controller and MP3 Dirctor. The show beginning at 17:30 and stop at 22:00. (Xmas eve and new year eve stop at 01:00). The vistors rates is aprox. 30.000 people every non-working day, and 10.000 the working day. (25 and 31 Dec. aprox. 50.000 peoples visit the light show). more info at [email protected]
  2. Just curious how many segments everyone uses on their Mega Tree. Last year I divided mine up in 16 segments and just used clear. I'm looking at adding green and red for this year. I noticed that alot of you guys divided your Mega Tree into 8 sections. I'm debating on doing this; as this will cut my controller cost in half. Looking forward to everyones thoughts.
  3. We do a Light o rama display for charity (local food banks). This is my first year at attempting a 96 channel mega tree. Would appreciate if anyone is willing to share pieces of their favorite parts of a mega tree sequences to give me ideas of what to do. Any other hints, suggestions or sequence ideas you would like to pass along again would be greatly appreciated! You can email me at [email protected] Thank you! Keith A. Shaw Cranbury NJ
  4. Can anyone recommend the anchoring system from Christmas Light Show found here? http://www.christmaslightshow.com/Mega-Christmas-Tree-stake.html . Based on the price, it may be cheaper than what I have found just to get the guy wires. Thanks in advance, Brian
  5. Well I was sitting around trying to come up with some ideas for some left over lights I have. I came up with an idea, but I don't have enough channels to do it, so I'm throwing it out to the world to try. My mega tree is ring is elevated due to uneven ground. I use the Zip ties that have a hole mount. That way I can leave the zip ties attached to the PVC year around, and speeds setup. The thought was to take the ring, and make it flat leaping arch, where you could still access the mounting hole on the ties. Just a crazy thought I haven't seen anywhere in action.
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