Jump to content
News Ticker
  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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.

November PlanetChristmas Magazine is now available to download

The latest PlanetChristmas Magazine is now available to download.  See all the magazines here.

Sign in to follow this  

Epic Score!

Recommended Posts

My uncles bakery closed up here in eastern PA - used to be Stroehman Maier's, he has been relocated locally to a new bakery but they used to decorate for Christmas. He called me up and said they had some Christmas stuff they were going to throw out. Well he brought a whole bunch of stuff home himself like pressure washers, lawn tractor with snowblower, and many other things... filled a 20 foot U-Haul truck the first trip. The second trip we brought back "some" Christmas stuff, it was all free as well. Best score of Christmas stuff I ever had.

Some minor maintenance is needed on these like changing names on stockings etc. The bear display is a lot bigger than it looks... it is 12 feet wide and 16 feet tall. The train is over 40 feet long and the rope lights work on it, around the wheels they are motion lights.

Now I just need to figure out how to keep these secured to the ground especially during high wind events like 45+ mph


















  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this