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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.

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About bdscre

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  • Birthday 01/13/1965

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  • Location
    Blue Springs,mo
  • Biography
    I'm a married father of 3 grown children. I started out with 3 strands of lights 20 years ago, and I'm up to 28,000 this year
  • Interests
    Camping, Travel, Jeeping
  • Occupation
    Database Administrator
  • About my display
    I put alternating white/red lines of lights on my roof, multi-colored in all evergreen trees/bushes, a candy cane fence, the entire house outlined, a complete blow-mold nativity, several spiral trees, a lighted train with blow mold santa, toy soldiers, and candles. I use nothing but the mini-lights. Haven't gone LED as it would cost several thousand dollars to replace all of my lights. I'm up to around 28,000 lights now
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