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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.

Barrett

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About Barrett

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  • Birthday 11/14/1979

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Moving to Morehead City NC in 1986 it was the first Christmas with my Grandmother but since we lived so close to the beach it was also the first Christmas with no snow. I remember watching Ernest Saves Christmas and Santa making it snow in Miami Fl so i was hoping for Snow in Morehead City we did get a little flurry but no sticking.
  • Location
    Richland WA
  • Biography
    I am rather boring. I do believe there is no such thing as a stupid question. I like picking up new hobbies.
  • Interests
    Ham Radio, RC Helicopter, Salt water aquarium, Bass guitar
  • Occupation
    Home
  • About my display
    Super new I ordered the Starter package from wowlights with the 3 channel Santa. I hope to make this section better
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