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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.

LakeFranci

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About LakeFranci

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A snowfall and a fireplace is my kind of story.
  • Location
    Bixby, OK
  • Biography
    Work in IT, but enjoy lighting.
  • Interests
    Lighting, Ping Pong, etc
  • Occupation
    IT
  • About my display
    Just getting started, moved to a new house.

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  1. Thanks for the follow, just followed you back. 

  2. LakeFranci

    Patio Lights

    If you're still looking for something, the Feit lights at Costco are very nice. The normal incandescent ones are $49 for 50 ft, they come down to $35 pretty often. They also have an LED version that can be switched to other colors, the warm white is pretty good. It's not as nice as the incandescent but it's pretty nice. http://www.costco.com/Feit-48ft.-LED-Outdoor-Weatherproof-Color-Changing-String-Light-Set,-Black.product.100306514.html
  3. LakeFranci

    Roof lights

    I love the idea of J channel, but I'm struggling to figure out how to do it. I had found the previous topic about this, but when I went to lowes and found 5/8" j channel and took a C9 socket and unscrewed it, I couldn't jam the socket in like shown in the picture. It bent the J channel and would no longer lay flat. I felt like I have to shave off some of the socket flare to make it work, or I might be able to get them in, but they wouldn't all be pointing out the same way. Are people using larger J channel like 3/4" or maybe they use C7's instead? Thanks for your help, I'm looking to add my roofline in 2017.
  4. Where is your house?

    I live in S. Tulsa and also have a display, almost 23,000 lights, running on almost 12,000 channels.  6827 E. 83rd, from 81st & Sheridan, enter S. 70th from 81st.

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