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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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.

iupui1299

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About iupui1299

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  • Birthday 05/05/1977

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  • Location
    Indy
  • Biography
    teacher who loves Christmas lights!
  • Interests
    Christmas lights, cars, fireworks
  • Occupation
    teacher
  • About my display
    So far I am a beginner trying to get some good tips to make the best display possible.
  1. Load of Lowe's

    I went to a Lowe's today with lots left. They wouldn't budge on the half off display units. Bummer!
  2. Load of Lowe's

    Amazing deals!! I bought the 18 foot Santa Airliner, Teddy Bear and Rudolph Sleigh. Bear and Sleigh were brand new in box. Airliner was a display but all boxed up. Wish I had tried to see if they would have done any better on the pricing.
  3. Help Finding Santa

    bump, still searching
  4. I use to have this 16 foot Santa inflatable that I bought at Lowes a few years ago. He was a great part of my display and unfortunately I lost my home when I went through a divorce a few years ago. I had to sell Santa to help cover some bills. I finally have a new place and started a new display this year but it isn't the same without the Santa piece. Does anyone have one of these for sale or know where I can find one? I am always a day short whenever one is posted anywhere online. Thanks for any help! Robert
  5. Message sent about Santa.
  6. Was browsing Craigslist and found this for $40. I paid them double. Never thought I'd have one.
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