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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.

jfelix

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About jfelix

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  • Birthday 08/03/1975

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  • Location
    Dallas, Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    I was born in Western, PA and moved to Gergia in 1999. I am married to a wonderful woman named Jenny and we have three kids, Joe, Abbie, and Mary Beth.
    I got into decorating as a child thanks to my grandmother and mother. We always had lights, nothing over the top though. I always wanted a great display and now my house is the one everybody comes to see and I love it.
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    Christmas Decorating, weightlifting,football, coaching, and family
  • Occupation
    School Teacher
  • About my display
    In 08 our plan is around 70,000 lights and so far 112 channels of LOR. We have 2 mega trees, 32 mini trees, LEDs, mini lights, you name it. We also have the peanuts gang and a singing Elton John and a nativity that has been in my family for 30 years. I hope to add more as the year goes on.

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  1. stumbled across one of your post, as close as we are near Cartersville, I do hope to make it over to see your display this year,  we do a display in Kingston, between Cartersville and Rome

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