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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 donna123

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    Distinguished Member

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Scrooge with Albert Finney
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Biography
    Happily married mom of 3 and grandma of 2
  • Interests
    Christmas and Halloween blow molds
  • Occupation
    Retired from accounting/tax prep, now I babysit for my grandsons
  • About my display
    I have about 40 to 50 blow molds for Christmas and Halloween

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  1. Picked these up

    Nice! The pails in front are my favorite GFP faces for sure!
  2. Beloved tombstone

    Very nice and eerie I also love this one that you made!
  3. Thanks! I just couldn't figure that one out.
  4. Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    Niki, that is a great pic! Do you know if the orange pants elf also had a lantern?
  5. Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    Mel, this is not the clearest pic but you can see the orange pants elf
  6. Why do we do this?

    I love being the "rebel" on the block. I use blow molds and colored lights! In a sea of white lights and no blow molds my home stands out like a beacon! I don't do nearly as much as you guys, but it's still very satisfying. My neighbors would never have blow molds, but ironically they are the ones who take pictures of their kids standing along side mine every year. The neighborhood kids love them and my 2 small grandsons love them and that's all that matters.
  7. Wooden ornement cut outs

    They look great! I can't wait to see how you use them.
  8. Do you need a blow mold Frankenstein Head?

    Bidding ended....Wow $826.99 final bid!
  9. ISO General Foam Reindeer

    The way things are going I decided to buy what I want now. I think the prices are only going to increase once production is completely ended. Only you can decide what is right for you, but if you find the reindeer you want now it might be to your advantage, especially if it's in good shape. Good luck, I hope you find them!
  10. My new additions for Halloween 2017

    Thanks Ted, the skull pail was made by Blinky. As usual, Mel is correct!! Would you believe it still glows in the dark. I turned out the lights and there it was, a glowing green skull on my dining room table. LOL
  11. Do you need a blow mold Frankenstein Head?

    Yes,Yes! I did see that pail. Mind boggling for sure.
  12. Do you need a blow mold Frankenstein Head?

    Lol.....I feel the same way and I think you are correct because it should be green.
  13. It is still available, the last bid was $680.00!!!!!!!! Wow, this must be a very special head!
  14. Seen these today at Menards

    Thanks for the info. They look great !