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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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Big J Illinois

Trivia of Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story

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I was thinking of starting a "useless" information on A Christmas Story & Christmas Vacation. ..I will start will start with a "useless info" question on either movie. The person who answers it, asks another "useless info, fact or info" abut either film and move it foward. PLEASE,scan the forum so the same questions aren't asked over and over. Please refrain from using the Internet for answers and think of useless,award winning facts:) I know it sounds corny but these are 2, of the most talked about movies during christmas :)   I will start: What's the name of the Griswold's neighbors, whom to dislike christmas?  

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Ruby Sue....

What does Clark put in the shopping cart just before Cousin Eddie tosses in a bag of dog food?

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Yeah, I dug it out of the ground myself.

If it wasn't the Christmas star, what was it?

 

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She got kicked by a mule.  What did cousin Eddy say after the cat bit through the Christmas tree light cord?

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If that cat had 9 lives , he just spent them all

What does Clark do in the attic while he is stuck up there?

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