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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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About madmarvin

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 08/30/1946

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Surprising family with Disneyworld trip
  • Location
  • Biography
    Father,grandfather,uncle love kids and lights
  • Interests
    Hunting, fishing, estate sales,lights
  • Occupation
    concrete pumping
  • About my display
    many animated lights,buildings with various animated christmas scenes,hot air balloon goes up and down,driveway arches.<br />
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    Has been on OKC channel 4 TV several times
  1. Display for sale

    I am not able to continue my display. It consists of buildings with various animated figures some Hamberger. Many animated lights and cutouts. Hot air balloon and many unique items. Will sell part or all. Located in Edmond,Ok.