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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.

BamaSanta

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About BamaSanta

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Buying my first blow mold Christmas decorations, 2 Noel candles and a Santa Claus and 2 strings of lights.
  • Location
    Alabama
  • Biography
    I love to decorate the house for the pleasure of the neighborhood.
  • Interests
    Christmas and anything Christmas
  • Occupation
    self employed
  • About my display
    Been collecting for over 30 years and have mostly blow mold decorations

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  1. Grave digger prop

    That looks AWESOME!!!!!
  2. Menards has there christmas stuff up!!

    We aren't lucky enough to have those here in the South. Just Lowe's and the Depot. Contacted them before about items in stores and not on their site and was told that they would be more than glad to ship to you.
  3. SNOW!

    I just love the snow flocking you put on your trees. It is just beautiful. Ask a stupid question. Is the material waterproof? Can it be used outdoors? Any Info would greatly be appreciated.
  4. New Ownership Creative Displays Inc.

    Congratulations Angela in your new endeavor. The world of holiday lighting is where it is at because the decorating bug hits someone new every year. Look forward to maybe ordering from you soon.
  5. Where to sell new Christmas light sets ??

    Why not here on Planet Christmas? Members are constantly looking for lights. PICTURES along with PRICING go along way also.
  6. Small Addition

    Love the sleigh. Looks to be in great condition.
  7. New Additions Yesterday

    AWESOME addition to your collection. Love the sleigh and deer set.
  8. Anyone Identify??

    Looks to be Poloron.
  9. Selling off more molds

    Love that Nativity set J. It is my favorite only in front of the Santa's Best that Sears used to sell. Looks to be in great condition.
  10. Found this elf at antique shop yesterday

    That is a great find Donna. I got mine way back in the eighties and still use ot to this day in my North Pole scene as you can see from last years display.
  11. Cleaning Up The "stuff"

    That is a nice haul that you have collected. I bet your display will look very good this year. I do love the fireplace mold.
  12. Hope every member of the Planet Christmas family has a safe and Happy Independence Day!!!!!
  13. 4th of July display 2017

    AWESOME work. Great job!
  14. Wood cut outs

    Those look good J. Can't wait to see them finished and in the display this year.
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