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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.

scotty2403

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About scotty2403

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  • Birthday 12/08/1986

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  • Location
    Cambridge, MD
  • Biography
    I've been collecting blowmolds for a few years now and LOVE decorating for all holidays (especially Christmas).
  • Interests
    Christmas/holiday decorating.
  • Occupation
    Contractor/Plumber
  • About my display
    Mostly blow molds with a couple inflatables and wooden yard art mixed in.
  1. My Display 2014

    Very nicely done! Wish more people would decorate like this. You have some nice blow molds. Love the snow women mold. She's pretty rare.
  2. Show Us Your Nativity

    Haha! Very true. Will post a pic later.
  3. Christmas Display 2014

    Wow! Everything looks absolutely amazing! The Nativity, the choir, the snowmen, the gingerbread men. So nicely done!
  4. My Christmas Display 2014

    Looks awesome! Love the Nativity and icicle lights. I started collecting Nativity sets when I was really young as well. I'm 11 years older than you and don't have as many as you do though!
  5. Scored Some Poloron Choir Tonight!

    You really scored! They are in awesome shape! Really nice they threw in the lamppost.
  6. Show Us Your Nativity

    Mel, my Nativity is not a blow mold, it's wooden yard art a very talented friend made for me. Beautiful displays everybody!
  7. This Weekends Mold Scores

    Really nice finds! Love that snowman!
  8. Show Us Your Nativity

    Nativity scenes are my favorite Christmas decorations, especially since they show the true meaning of Christmas. Please post pics of your Nativity displays here.
  9. A Little Help.

    I knew that was originally Santa's Best but I didn't realize that General Foam was making that one now. Pretty cool.
  10. Christmasville 2014 Lit Up

    Absolutely love the Nativity and choir! Love how you added the Santa. Really nice touch! lol Really like the line of penguins as well. Nice job!
  11. Scored 2 Beco Angels Today!

    What a nice find! Really pretty angels.
  12. 2014 Christmas Display

    Wow! Look so good! You have a lot of nice rare molds like the Taz, Tweety and TPI Santa worshiping baby Jesus.
  13. My 2014 Xmas Display

    Absolutely beautiful! The soldiers looks so good and the sleigh and flying reindeer look amazing! I love how Christmas displays look in the snow.
  14. My 2014 Display...

    Gorgeous display! Love your snowmen and your Nativity. I need to find myself a Little Drummer Boy.
  15. Gf 2014 Catalog? Can Someone Post It :)

    Agreed!
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