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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.

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    favourite? all of them!
  • Location
    England
  • Biography
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    Christmas mad
  • Interests
    Art
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    Sales Advisor
  • About my display
    Mainly inflatables and blow moulds, but plenty of lights and a very traditional look.

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  1. Just thought i'd share this with everyone, as ive mentioned before its hard to come by these in the UK, and i managed to get him for only £50!!
  2. Favorite Inflatable

    i love the inflatables! i collect all the older models from 2002 - 2004 really. i would like them to bring back many of those designs! they were just so well made. 2002 nutcracker is one of my favourites.
  3. Inflatabe's for sale

    how much is the snowman??
  4. 2016 Christmas lights

    that is one very impressive display, amazing!!
  5. Another one, any help?

    Today i found this guy at the saturday market not far from where i live, ive never seen this design, its says made in canada on the bottom, does anyone know who made it? Its in great condition. Thanks After posting this i just found it says TPI on the bottom oops, a rather rare mold in then uk being an original!
  6. New molda

    Thought id share these with you, got a big santa and two small pathway molds today, quite good price too
  7. isnt this expensive?!

    this mold is on ebay UK (the empire church mold) and the bid is currently at £300!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Outdoor-Christmas-Light-Xmas-Church-by-Empire-Plastics-/132002588716?hash=item1ebbf7a82c:g:WXwAAOSwux5YKPWa or is that normal for that sort of mold?
  8. A few more new arrivals

    hey, may i ask what product you used to strip it with? im trying to strip one of mine and it just wont come off? thankyou
  9. never seen these before

    Has anyone ever seen these before? they look like the blow mold dancing santa? they are made entirely out of concrete so they are solid and heavy, any info? they are £200!!
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