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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. Spent a few hours the other day scouring the internet looking for choices for lights that will do waht I want... I've always had a desire to use the correct liturgical colors on my Christmas tree: Purple for the first two weeks of Advent, pink for the third week, back to purple the fourth week, and finally multicolor for Christmas. I was looking for lights that you could control the color, but the cheaper ones I found don't include pink or purple, which leaves RGB lights, which can cost upwards of $75 for a set of 25 lights. Without having to change the lights 3 times or having
    2. Expo is 3 days of non-stop classes, presented in easy 1-hour sessions. But if you're looking for more in-depth instruction, consider attending our 1 and 2-full day pre-show workshops. Light-O-Rama (LOR) Immersion (2-day) July 16-17, 2019 Learn how to use Light-O-Rama software and equipment to animate your display from hardware to show design, software and programming design and techniques. Drew Hickman from Holiday Technologies presents this workshop. https://www.christmasexpo.com/light-o-rama-2-day-workshop/ Spotlight on RGB (1-day) July 15, 2019 Are you new to RGB lightin
    3. My First Year doing Pixel Lights and this is the Mega Tree still figuring how to take in a distance shot and get the details in the Mega Tree with out the light bloom. Ho, Ho, Hoey's Mr Grinch is the song playing.
    4. My First Year doing Pixel Lights
    5. 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
    6. 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.
    7. Hi all; I thought i posted a thread here on the new tool i am building, i guess not. I am developing a tool to create math models as the source and project it onto target RGB models. These could be mega-trees, matrix panels, and other RGB displays. The tool is web based and will export data for LOR, Vixen and LSP (when i am done). You can see the tool here http://meighan.net/seqbuilder/index.php What makes this tool work is that i find out where every pixel you have exists in x,y,z space. In order to do that , i need to give you the ability to model your trees. I have a new r
    8. Hey folks, I'm trying to find good sources for DMX RGB lights that will work for a water show I am planning. Naturally I would prefer these to be submersible Thanks!
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