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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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    A little late but here is one of my videos from this year. Hope you enjoy. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
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    Some Empire Spook Light flashlights from the 1960s and 1970's. Empire Plastics Halloween Spook Lights Flashlights, Top row, Maniac, Pumpkin & Skull shown in 1965 & 1966 newspaper advertisements. Middle row, Pumpkin, Witch & Devil 1969 mold date on back, shown in 1971 newspaper ads. Bottom row, Pumpkin, first two are front and back of of wide stem version, Narrow stem version on right has the same back design as wide stem version. Narrow stem version shown in 1967 & 1968 newspaper ads. Mel
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    I'm looking for other sites to shop for Christmas blow molds. Ebay, as we all know, has gotten ridiculous. I've noticed most of the items don't receive a single bid: so, why do they post them so high? I've enjoyed reading all of your finds in the various flea markets, antique shops, etc, in the PC community, but try as I might, I just don't find much of anything in the Tulsa area. I'm relegated to the internet. Any sites you all could recommend that might be more reasonably priced?
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    How sweet of you to remember!!! You made my day! It was FABULOUS! We ended up using a 5500w generator that someone loaned us. It was noisy, but we put it on a carpet pad and the sides of the pickup truck along with blaring Christmas music helped drown out the generator. The team had a blast AND we won the award for "Best Use of Lights!" I'll try to attach some pics. Thanks again for asking!
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    Won the local contest. The prize is my local radio station will pay my electric bill for the entire month of December. Guess they didn't know that the molds are mostly 40w incans