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  • 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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OK - I have been looking on youtube for displays with different lights.  I have a little delima with the family.  We want to see the different types of lights at night so we can determine what type of lights we want to use.

Inca lights are out of the question.

We are looking at smart RGB lights but don't know if we want to do the nodes so we have the lights spaced out or go with strips with some sort of diffuser on it.  

So if anyone could point me to some displays or comparison pictures, I would be greatly thankful.  

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Strip look nice but can be a pain in the ass. They don’t seem to last as long and are even harder to replace a pixel when it goes out. Especially when it’s on your roof, in the middle of winter. Nodes come in several shapes and sizes from bullet to square (for mounting purposes) as well as C7 and C9 type. It’s all personal preference.


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