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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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.

Fritz

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About Fritz

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Going to my grandparent's house and seeing the large C6 bulbs on the tree.
  • Location
    Wyomissing, PA
  • Biography
    I love Christmas and want to have one of those crazy lit up house one day.
  • Interests
    Baseball and Christmas.
  • Occupation
    Web Developer
  • About my display
    I't just getting started, but it looks better every year.
  1. I purchased a bunch of inflatables after Christmas this past season and there are a few I want to put on my roof in a few months. My roof has a pitch that is favorable for this project, but after watching a few videos and reading older posts on here, I figured why not start a new post and see if anyone had any current ideas, or better ways of making sure the inflatable go up on the roof, don't move, and look great. Hopefully someone can help me out. Thanks!
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