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  • 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.

Robert Cox

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About Robert Cox

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 08/26/1981

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  • Website URL
    http://www.steelcitychristmas.com

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  • Location
    pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Biography
    Christmas crazy and family oriented. I am married to the master of LOR sequencing and have 2 wonderful daughters
  • Interests
    christmas, christmas, and christmas
  • Occupation
    Copier Tech
  • About my display
    For 2009
    260,000 lights
    128 lor channels
    200 + blowmolds
  1. Craigs List and Ebay

    lifesize nativity, schoolhouse and others pittsburgh http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/2924054163.html
  2. Your sequencing is SO bad.....

    Your sequencing is so bad.......Ed and Reg came all the way to pittsburgh to see it for themselves.
  3. rocky, thanks. i haven't been down there since the summer

  4. Hey Bob, just thought I'd let you know that I talked to Scott and Sarah at Meders and gave them the Drainage Industries catalog and had them pull up the GF catalog online. Both of them said they were interested in ordering from both companies. Scott told me yesterday(11-1-09) when I was there that he was going to call today(11-2-09). Even though you have everything up, I thought I would let you know.

  5. Hey, Robert....I'm not sure you saw this on craigslist yet, but I thought I would shoot you a message, i was going to post it also. I dont have the money to buy the whole sets, but I know you are always looking in general. This person is up in Sarver, off rt. 28, have a few nativities for sale http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/clt/1433501596.html

  6. The Blowmold Thread

    Mel, Judging from the paint job, it matches the old moldcraft toy boxes and coat hangers. If I am wrong please correct me bob
  7. The Blowmold Thread

    Thomas, i am pretty sure he was made by moldcraft
  8. The Blowmold Thread

    Union Jack in the box bob
  9. The Blowmold Thread

    pumpkin lamp bob
  10. I HAVE 8 OF daryl's EGG STROBES FOR SALE YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU WILL PAY I SAY THAT BECUSE I WILL SALE BUT DONT HAVE A $ AMOUNT IN MIND YOU CAN CALL ME AT 402-560-1753

  11. The Blowmold Thread

    Blowmold witch with devil head
  12. Have you started 2009 decorating yet? We have!!

    hehehehe bob
  13. Craigs List and Ebay

    brad, you can also use www.searchallcraigs.com bob
  14. hey i am a new member and i was wornding if u could help me find santa sleigh and 9 raindeer for my display andor help me trade some of my blowmolds

  15. The Blowmold Thread

    Dapol Santa
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