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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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About krusaders

  • Rank
    Christmas in Cotton Plant
  • Birthday 06/02/1974

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  • Location
    NEW ALBANY, MS, Mississippi, USA
  • Biography
    420 inflatables
  • Interests
    inflatables, lor, lights
  • Occupation
  • About my display

  1. 2014 Display Going Up......

    Thanks...it is hard to get motivated to start knowing how much work is ahead...but it is worth it...
  2. 2014 Display Going Up......

    No...that is round - up for display...lol
  3. 2014 Display Going Up......

    Yes...The 2014 display is going up and we have to stick with the schedule to have it up and running on Friday after thanksgiving. ..www.christmasincottonplant.com
  4. 2014 Display Going Up......

    Yes...The 2014 display is going up and we have to stick with the schedule to have it up and running on Friday after thanksgiving. ..www.christmasincottonplant.com
  5. Christmas Expo Video

  6. Christmas Expo Video

    Winter wonderland is vendor with arches
  7. Christmas Expo Video

    Great video...Walter and jackie you can make some great videos. Thanks for making it. Looking forward to next year.
  8. Wow Christmas Expo 2014

    Now that we are home and recuperating from all learning and fun, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of the committee who worked so hard to put Christmas Expo 2014 together. To the new owners we appreciate you continuing to make it a great event and allowing this opportunity for us to be a part of such a caring decorating community. It was wonderful being able to see friends who are truly some of the best friends we have, friendships tried and true ever abounding the distance that many of these friendships hold. When we get together we pick up right where we left off the last time just as though we have never parted. It was also great to meet many new friends who add other dimensions to the decorating knowledge and wisdom that make this group of exceptional people so special. We hope these friendships are new found gold nuggets to add to our other golden friendships. The Expo was one of the best we have ever attended and we are looking forward to next year. The classes, vendors and other gatherings were planned strategically so that all levels of decorators benefited from not only being included but also involved. New events were added which made everyone want to stay even longer, so long the time passed quicker than we wanted it to. Once, the lights in the event room were blinked to let us know it was time to go. The beach is a very important place for us but there was so much to do that was fun learning about Christmas that we didn’t even show an interest in the beach! One moment in particular will always stand out in our minds. There was a children’s dance contest also going on in the huge Coliseum and as the class about the history of Santa Claus was being taught, children in the hall were hearing from other children that Santa was there. We were some of the fortunate ones to be in that class and as the class was being taught, the door would open slowly, a parent would be standing there holding the hand of a child. As they entered the room with smiles in awe of Santa, with the slow walk down the aisle to where the man in red was speaking, each and every time, he gently stopped teaching and bent down with a smile and candy cane to speak to them. It was truly one of those teachable moments that could never be planned but certainly made a huge tug at the heartstrings of all. It was so special that we were smiling and crying at the same time! Thanks again for all the wonderful memories.
  9. Christmas Expo 2014?

    Getting ready....this expo should be the best so far.....can't wait to see all our friends.
  10. G40 Leds

    Looking for G40 LEDs...need website please Thank you
  11. New Classes Added To Expo

    Peppers it will be good to see you again. Glad you are going...it is going to be a great time.
  12. Christmas Expo 2014?

    We are going..hope to see some old friends and make some new friends.
  13. Jesus Wireframe

    Here is the 3D angel that will go with Him....pic does not do show how cool it is....put you can tell by it.