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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.

eatatjoes

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About eatatjoes

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  • Birthday 09/29/1964

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I loved the christmas spirit and decorating and the hunt for more
  • Location
    pa
  • Biography
    display
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    christmas
  • Occupation
    service
  • About my display
    over 200 blow molds

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  1. my Display 2017

    Thank you near Altoona pa
  2. my Display 2017

    Around 125 and I have another 75 I don’t have room so I switch a few out every year
  3. What a deal!!!

    I put a regular light socket in mine as soon as I got them 2 years ago here's picture troy
  4. Giant C9 blow mold bulbs

    our k mart has all three colors
  5. Giant C9 blow mold bulbs

    I put a light socket in mine with a led 40 watt bulb
  6. what year did union make these # 2712

    thank you for the info
  7. How do you display Gen. Foam large Christmas lightbulbs??

    I replaced the battery light with electric socket
  8. 2015 Display

    thank you
  9. 2015 Display

    Near Altoona pa
  10. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    40 watt cfls day light
  11. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    here's some pictures of my 2015 Display
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