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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 lightitup

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  • Birthday 01/12/1949

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    Gloucester, Virginia, USA
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    Christmas decorating and interior design
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    retired and a school bus driver
  1. New Ccr Tree Display In Gloucester, Va

    Wow I love that tree. you know what your doing which makes it nice. I wish I could sequence like that. You need to teach Megan so she can come here and do mine. LOL
  2. also any Sat. in June is good for me.

  3. please don't change the time because of me. I have to work until about 10am then I'll get there as fast as I can. I can also bring donuts or something for desert if you like,I own a bakery. no charge.

  4. We can set it up for noon. That is what time the last one was. 12-4 PM

  5. lightitup I would love to come to your miniplus in june but probably could not get there until afternoon on a Sat. I live in Fredericksburg.

  6. Hi Greg, I saw you are on tonight. I can't figure out how to get the LOR to recognize the unit 02. I keep getting the sample loop or sample chase. Can you help me out?