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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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About tbetgeorge

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I don't have one
  • Location
    Newark, CA
  • Biography
    I like lights
  • Interests
    Christmas lights
  • Occupation
    Music Director
  • About my display
    100,000 LEDS
    12,500 Channels

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  1. tbetgeorge

    What Lights Does Tom Betgeorge Use In His Show?!?!

    I already have a secondary panel in the shop where half the power comes from. The LEDs are 12v. I prefer 12v so I don't have to inject power as often.
  2. tbetgeorge

    What Lights Does Tom Betgeorge Use In His Show?!?!

    Haha! Currently about 15,000 watts.
  3. tbetgeorge

    What Lights Does Tom Betgeorge Use In His Show?!?!

    Hey, Tom, here. If you sent me the message, I'm sorry I didn't see it or probably misread it. I use WS2811s pretty much everywhere. On the house they are 1" apart. Since they are so close, it looks like lines on video but there are just regular bulbs. Tree is 3" apart. Hope this helps!