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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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  1. didnt notice at first but look throught the patio window. someone has a pair of scissors and cuts a release string. gonna try this next time we go camping.
  2. i have a remedy. this would work perfectly http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/rnr/2018129155.html
  3. BryanV

    Which portable panel to do?

    Robert; Why don't you get a large 16x24 inch weatherproof box and mount a smaller 8 circuit panel inside, then install 6 circuits with 15amp gfi plugs inside. Feed the panel off your exsiting ac plug with soow cable and male cord end. Just make sure you have 240 volts plus a neutral at the ac hook up. Sometimes electricians will run a 3 conductor to the ac even though you don't necessarl need it. This is roughly what I have done. PS I am a journeman electricain so it maybe easier to do it than to try to explain it. I can send you a few pictures if that would help. Bryan
  4. BryanV

    Help with Mega Tree

    I think its called the z-tree Not sure who originally designed it but I have been thinking about doing one soon. http://vimeo.com/9342101 Here's an example Bryan
  5. BryanV

    Idea for my mega tree

    that what I did for my16 ft mega tree. It didn't need any guy wires at all. Bryan
  6. BryanV

    SPT-2 wire in Canada?..

    Where about are you. I'm out in Chilliwack and just ordered a roll at our electrical wholesaler Eecol Electric. Also Home Depot carries it at about 75.00 per roll. P.M. me if you have any questions about local wholesaler Bryan
  7. BryanV

    vixen to lor

    Does anybody know if LOR and Vixen are compatible. I am looking for a company that can do some sequencing for me and all I can find is LOR. I have 96 channels and am running out of time. Thanks
  8. BryanV

    vixen to lor

    Carl; Can you explain how it works and which files to download. Thanks, Bryan
  9. BryanV

    vixen to lor

    Mike I've tried to download some of the sequences but can't get the to work.
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