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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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DaveMal585 last won the day on February 26

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About DaveMal585

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 02/05/1967

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation of course! And Elf!
  • Location
    Sayre, PA
  • Biography
    just starting to grow my Christmas lights display. Have a little over 4,500 lights
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    financial analyst
  • About my display
    Its on a small ranch. about 4,500 lights, 42% LEDs. I have iceicle lights on gutters, C-9s around garage doors and windows. Love blowmolds, have santa on sleigh with 4 reindeer ( hopefully 8 next yr). Also, I use GE's Lights and Sounds of Christmas

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  1. New finds

    Nice find!
  2. Mold Craft/Heller

    I do have the donkey, just not in the pictures
  3. Mold Craft/Heller

    Thanks for the info guys! I just came across this set, has 12 pieces. I'm missing one wise man, a sheep, and what else? ok, I see, I'm missing 2 sheep and one magi.
  4. Beverly A. Tyria Memorial Nativity Scene

  5. All my favorites and the new Disney ones I got

    Nice! Congrats!
  6. Santa

    Looks great!!!
  7. Requiring Blowmolds

    I'd probably stop...
  8. Another not so good idea

    Anyone else get this? (I should have replaced the light in Curly for the picture but I got lazy).
  9. Need a Carrot Nose

    buy a snowman kit at amazon, etc
  10. New Member - and 2016 Display Pics!

    Really nice display, love the church!
  11. 2016 display

    Looks great! Love the Nativity!
  12. My 2016 Neighborhood Award

    Congrats! Very nice display!
  13. 2016 Christmas lights

    Amazing display, one of my favorites!
  14. First Beco Ornament

    I put it up the same night I got it