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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.

Bill Miller

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About Bill Miller

  • Rank
    Penthouse Member
  • Birthday 05/05/1950

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  • Location
    McKenzie, Tennessee, USA
  • Biography
    Creating Lighting Displays for over 30 years
  • Interests
    Displaying lights for Christmas,Halloween,and Easter.
    Other hobbies include Department 56,coins,Sports collections and gemstones
  • Occupation
    medical
  • About my display
    Christmas display is built and designed around blow molds.
  1. What Got You Started In Collecting Blow Molds?

    Started with them as a teen. Have been collecting for 40+ years
  2. Blow Mold Paint Repair Needed

    sure is strange way to change color
  3. Hey Bill. I was just speaking with Carrie lastnight about how much we missed you on here.

  4. Hello Bill, was looking for info on the re-Plus coming up this summer, do you know of it?

  5. Yard Sale Find pictures

    Almost any one of the blow mold people would have gone for $50 on eBay at todays prices. You have the works for two great nativity sets there. To top that no shipping and tax. Great deal for you !:]
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