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.

TED

Other plastic decorations

Recommended Posts

These items aren't blowmolds but the first one is plastic at least.   I saw them while browsing and thought some of you might enjoy seeing them.

This is a Nativity schene which I believe is coro:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QXU7I8

This is a nice looking elf that is made for outdoor use.  (It should be for the price!)  I'm not sure what it's made of.
http://www.truevalue.com/product/pc/2101/c/2117/sc/2146/68405.uts

TED

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, TED said:

These items aren't blowmolds but the first one is plastic at least.   I saw them while browsing and thought some of you might enjoy seeing them.

This is a Nativity schene which I believe is coro:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QXU7I8

This is a nice looking elf that is made for outdoor use.  (It should be for the price!)  I'm not sure what it's made of.
http://www.truevalue.com/product/pc/2101/c/2117/sc/2146/68405.uts

TED

Very interesting, Ted.  I've never seen these before.  By the way, I started laughing when I saw the price for those cheap prints on corrugated plastic.  They look like those throw away political campaign signs in peoples yards.  $52.95 for that?!   Looks like something out of the Harriet Carter or Lillian Vernon Catalogs. :lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the graphics of the Nativity.  They seem to be simple and pleasing to the eye.  I would never buy it at that price and I would be surprised if it lasted through a NY winter.  

Edited by donna123
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should have clarified that I was NOT vouching for the quality!  :D  I just thought some folks might find it interesting.

TED

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 6:27 AM, TED said:

I should have clarified that I was NOT vouching for the quality!  :D  I just thought some folks might find it interesting.

TED

LOL!  I just could not help laughing when the description said that it was made from sturdy corrugated plastic.  Here are some Christmas gift ideas from Harriet Carter Catalog.  :lol:  I just love how they show paintings of items and not a picture of what it really looks like.  You know it's a piece of crap when they do that. LOL!

Santa Butt.jpg

RuVwW-1481054045-6962-list_items-spencers_climbingsanta.png

fmc-3-pig.jpg

151926f1-910e-4a9c-a7c8-30a99cca691a.jpg

ba79451659526ed42805259e8a0cf635--soap-pump-pumps.jpg

xmastree.jpg

1513_0.jpg

3d1296859d137cacd36f628744399487--christmas-villages.jpg

9738_zoom_a.jpg

4 hours ago, TED said:

Here's another plastic (non-blowmold) Nativity that's cheaper and looks nicer.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWJZ0AC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1

TED

I like this more than the other one too.  Not a bad price, in my opinion.

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

×