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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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Christmas on the Farm

New Neighbor, Seen the Display and Wants it to Stop

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Big J Illinois    286

Well...I would say, sell all material possions...to pay off my house (it's been talked about) and if need be, downsize...I do know for a fact, that there is MORE than enough to live off of...always a back up.   As for living in your means, only YOU can make that decision...no one is holdin a gun to your head to buy that 450k house making 75 k a year... anyone whom thinks they can, are going to strapped ,and that spare bedroom, Murphy WILL move in. I am not worried in the least honestly. Let's get back to the forum:)

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Douggg    0

I keep asking what would you do if you run out of funds and lost your house.  This has happened to neighbors of mine and to people I have worked with.  With back to back hurricanes hitting the US I suspect a lot of people are going to be looking for shelter and food.  And you and you and the people of the NRA would stop them with a gun.

Nice chat...  Back to the forums. 

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Big J Illinois    286

I am not overly worried at all...seating pretty good here... not to many worries, other then what's for dinner. I don't buy into all the dome and gloom, liberal news media hype, or the Clinton News Network BS...to bad for the neighbors, Co workers of yours. But if you allow it to happen and have no plan, you will fail

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Douggg    0

That's what people in Europe said 80 years ago.  How are you protected from natural disasters? 

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Rush0212    45

WOW where did this topic go!!?!?!?!?

Ive only read part of it, but WOW Big J!!! I'm really staring to like you more!!!

 

 

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