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  • 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 festivus4u

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  • Birthday 05/07/1977

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Biography
    I am married with 2 boys 13 and 11. I have 3 dogs! 1 wiener dog Jysse and Kallie who is a mix bull dog/boxer and now Hannah who is a mini yorkie.
  • Interests
    Christmas lights and coming up with more ideas for the Christmas display.
  • Occupation
    Church Admin and bookkeeper
  • About my display
    This is my 3rd year to have the lights computerized. We are get bigger every year!
  1. Set Your Dvr's

    Oh I know the answer....I was just messing around
  2. Set Your Dvr's

    ^^^ just wondering if this is their agent or is this really someone who is in the hobby!
  3. Set Your Dvr's

    I want to know where he got those strobes!
  4. Beware!

    Here is something very interesting I just saw...he has two accounts here at PC wwchristmasguy hccguy18 So he is for sure using one of them to see what we are saying!
  5. Beware!

    I just did the same post in the Alabama area too!
  6. Driveway Arches

    Hey Ironman the year we did our driveway arch we used 1" you may need to go a little heavier because your drive is twice the size of mine. Just remember you need to be able to support the weight of the lights.
  7. Hey Tonails....have you added any speaker wire for an antenna yet?

  8. Hello Gina. Just touching base with ya again. I ha a qustion about the FM Transmitter. I have a small ne I use for my iPod and was wondering if there is some way to boost tht signal. I cn get a reception in my truck a little but would lik to boost it justa tad more. Do you have any suggestions?

    BTW I have convincethe wife to get 2nd conroller. My double Mega-Tree is coming together. Ton...

  9. Good deal. I'll be there between 9 and 10. I'll shoot for 9:30. LOL Merry January!!

  10. 9ish is fine with me or 10ish...let's just say I will be looking for ya from 9 on...

  11. How's 9-ish? Or would 10-ish be better?

  12. Saturday morning is fine with me! Just not at 6:30 in the morning...lol

  13. Got your message. I have a birthday party to attend Saturday afternoon with the family. If I could come by Saturday morning that would be perfect, unless you are going to be off Friday morning sometime. I will be working at the Fire Station on Sunday so that day is out for me. Thanks in advance for your patience with me. Hope to hear from you soon. Feel free to call my cell if you need to nail down a more accurate time and day. 337-3711.

  14. Hey Larry! Tell me when you are available....we are very flexible!

  15. Hey Thomas! We will be around this weekend and the lights will still be in the yard if you and the family want to come by! Just let me know when!