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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The night before Christmas
  • Location
    Wisconsin
  • Biography
    not now
  • Interests
    BLOW MOLDS
    Christmas lights and everything Christmas
  • Occupation
    Property Manager
  • About my display
    We love blow molds and lots of lights

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  1. We got ours up and done, but it was hard with the cold and all the rain we've had.
  2. Here is my Thanksgiving display. Not much, to close to Christmas
  3. What about big light cords? Any place to buy these at?
  4. Christmaslover82

    Poloron Choir

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • Wanted
    • Used

    Looking for 2 Poloron Choir singers like the ones pictured. Preferred Wisconsin or Nothern Illinois but will consider any depending on price and shipping.

    $12,345.00

  5. Here they are unlit. This is the silver one This is the gold one.
  6. Donna, They are beautiful unlit. I think despite the horrible paint job I will put two out this year in our display and the others packed away. It is ashamed how bad the GF painting has gotten. We bought a witch blow mold from Menards yesterday and when I plugged it in last night I was just saddened at how bad they have gotten. A side from these nutcrackers it was the worst paint job I have seen on a new mold.
  7. As promised here they are lit up. Sorry it took me a few days.
  8. They have this online at American Sale. They don't look fantadtic lit up, paint job is typical GF but even worse. I'll post a pic later today.
  9. Sounds like even if they did order them they might not have gotten them. I have heard GF isn't filling all of their orders with the company closing.
  10. Thank You Mel. We do love them.
  11. Mel, Pictures and any info had was sent to Kevin this morning.
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