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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 aclarksr

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Carol
  • Location
    Houston, TX
  • Biography
    Just a blue collar guy
  • Interests
    Blinky flashy
  • Occupation
    Operations Superintendent
  • About my display
    Yard sale treasures and kits
  1. 2017 Christmas Display

    Very nice, love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Stephen Blue, That is amazing, I love the density of lights. That must be a herculean task to set up. My wife and I start the weekend after Halloween and come nowhere close to what you have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Hauntingly beautiful. Looks great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Pics of anyone's display progress

    So far so good. Ended up being a triple not quadruple. Thank you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Pics of anyone's display progress

    You’re a Mean One Mister Grinch. No sound on video the FM transmitter is working though. I had intended to do more music but had a heart attack last Thursday and am about to have a quadruple bypass. God willing I will be back though next year. I have got a wealth of inspiration from the people who make these forums so great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Pics of anyone's display progress

    http:// https://www.facebook.com/andrew.clark.35110418/posts/1892863627408978 This years only sequence is running and I am waiting on a double bypass. Nothing else this year, may be the last. Wondering how I’ll get it taken down and put away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Help a new guy get setup.

    Looking good, what did you use for the center pole? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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