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  • 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.
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Now that our crazy season is in the rear-view, I was thinking that it would be great if we could get together and talk about our hobby---Christmas lights. Sound off if you are in the Hampton Roads area and interested.

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A little north of Hampton Roads, but given the right day/time, I'd make it work. Regret I havn't been able to make it to the mini the past couple of years :-\

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Thanx for the replies friends. I have only received three thus far;admittedly,I was hoping for more. Please help to spread this message in your area. I am also going to post on Facebook.

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I've also become a member of a Richmond Tacky Light decorators group on Facebook. I can extend an invite to that group if we nail down a date. 

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Hello from a sunny Middle Eastern desert! Depending on when it is, I would love to FaceTime with someone so I can at least watch as long as it is after 10am east coast time I am in.


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Just saw this thread, not sure how I missed it before. I would be interested.   Does anyone know if anyone is working on a mini this year?

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Hi!

Ditto Prevue12. Does anyone have a date/location yet? Have a workshop to go to and I'm hoping it's not going to

be the date as the Va. Mini.

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