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  • 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.

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Jim in Al

Seeking vendors for Christmas village

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I am starting a Christmas drive through and village in Childersburg Al. The drive through is 1 mile long. I am seeking vendors for the Christmas village to sell from the weekend before Thanksgiving till December 23. According to the target study conducted,we are expecting 15-20,000 cars during the event. Any vendor contacts would be greatly appreciated.  I have space for up to 35 vendors.


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Hi Jim in AL! I am the songwriter and performer of The House on Christmas Street.  This year I am going out on my fourth nationwide tour, performing concerts at the homes of Christmas decorators all over the country.  Would you be interested in having me perform at you Christmas Village on my tour?  If so, please reply with your email and I will start the conversation with you.

PS>..the only cost to you is a hotel/motel/B&B room for the night for me.


Thank you for your consideration!

Judy Pancoast

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