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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.

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About xmasvon

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  • Birthday July 9

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Christmas Card
  • Location
    Oxford,NC
  • Biography
    I live in Oxford, North Carolina. I've been teaching high school for thirty years. Been married for the passed twenty-six years. We have our own automotive repair shop and dragrace team.
  • Interests
    Christmas, Dragracing and teaching
  • Occupation
    High School Teacher
  • About my display
    Since 1995, Yvonne has been the coordinator of the christmas display at our home. Starting in 2006, we collected canned goods for the ACIM (food bank) Area Congregation in Ministry.The community was ask to bring one can to the house. When they came to see the display. The Campbells has collected up to 800 cans in a year. Each year the light display gets bigger and brighter. This year Yvonne has some goals that will make you flip.

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  1. 1,000s of LEDs for sale

    this is Yvonne. I am interested in all the stars for $50. To mail them quote me a price to send you zip is 27565. My cell is 9196913567
  2. 200+ Blowmolds for sale

    Do you have any angels or carols .was racing weekend just saw post
  3. Hand drawn plywood characters

    I am a teacher I have testing this week and graduation on saturday morning. I am trying to find an evening this week or sunday to come and look to purchase. I will give you a call on Monday
  4. Hand drawn plywood characters

    I am in NC . I am interested 2pieces rudolph and snowman. What is your price?
  5. 9th Annual Virginia Mini

    i live in Oxford NC . Last year was my first mini that I was able to attend . I really enjoyed myself and learn alot. I hope you have another one this year. I would like to be there again.
  6. Venue and Lodging for Christmas Expo 2016

    I am making mines Tonight. Thanks for the infor for 5 nights.
  7. LOR Immersion Pre-Show Workshop

    I will be attending this class again. My display had 24 channels. I am ready to add more channels . I need this class one more time . I was so PROUD of my display but i see where I need to work on to make it better. This year I am planning to stay for the Expo also . See you in JULY
  8. Christmas Expo 2016

    I will be there
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  10. The Great Christmas Light Fight

    What is the update on the Great Christmas Light Fight? I can't find where to apply. Am I too late/early?
  11. What Do These Letters Mean?

    What does triac mean . I am using LOR firsr year. Someone used this term to me. I would like to know relating to LOR
  12. Tim have you sold your controllers?
  13. I have one lor 16 channel box . the starter pack I attended the Virginia mini workshop which was very good and helpful. I ham starting on the design of my yard . trying to decide which way to go .
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