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  • 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.
  • 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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    scrooge
  • Location
    new york
  • Biography
    eternal student
  • Interests
    a little but of everything
  • Occupation
    engineer
  • About my display
    simple and elegant
  1. LED's that look like Incandescents

    I'm looking for LED mini lights that resemble incandescent and can be used interchangeably with them. The ones in the store are too white/blue and flicker. Anyone have recommendations?
  2. I saw some lights strung around a tree the other day and want to purchase some, but am having a hard time finding them. The light cascaded down slowly, like an icicle drip. It was similar to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNlRhncDyh8 Looking around I was able to find meteor lights, but they fall down much too quickly, instead of being a gentle relaxing drip they rush down the tube, which completely ruins the effect IMO. I really want to find some of these by the time family comes for xmas, does anyone know what I'm talking about that can direct me?
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