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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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    love Christmas, new to blow molds
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    lights and blow molds
  1. Hey guys I scored a mechanical waving empire blow mold santa. When I got him home I took him apart and noticed his arm looked damaged under the fabric sleeve. According to the original directions he's supposed to have a hinge screwed from the body to the arm. It appears that the plastic where the hinge is supposed to be is broken/gone. I have no way of mounting a bracket. Any ideas on how I could brace/support his arm? Maybe zip ties? Also how close or flush should the arm be to the body? Because there is no bracket his arm droops when he turns ...he looks jacked up when he's waving. Pics should help:
  2. Poloron Santa Sleigh

    I see your santa is on your roof...did you tie him of? I'd love to do something like this but am afraid he will fly off?
  3. IMG_20171119_174701.jpg

    your santa sleigh is awesome! I'm looking to suspend my blow mold santa sleigh as well...could you let me know how you did yours? Supplies etc?
  4. Mechanical waving santa sleigh blow mold help

    Any idea what he's worth? I have no plans of selling him, he's gonna be a family decoration, just want to know? Is he common to find? Thanks so far you guys are awesome! I'm new to the blow mold hobby
  5. Hey guys I picked up an empire mechanical waving santa blow mold from a guy yesterday. Here's my questions.. first is price, I paid $150 for him. He works great and is in good condition. Was this a good price? Next, restoration, should I restore him, as in repaint? I don't want to ruin his originality.. I've always wanted one and I don't want to mess him up... but he could use some paint etc. please let me know what you guys think. thanks