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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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  1. Where & When Is Your Virginia Christmas Lightshow

    Hey Stephen and Frank, We are heading up your way this evening.........first chance I have had to get away. Going to hit Deltaville first then down to Franktronics and back to the house. Bill we are going to try and get up your way one of these times. Wish I could reciprocate.......but I will be able to next year.......take care
  2. Where & When Is Your Virginia Christmas Lightshow

    Just can't this year........Bill V I empathize with you.....been a rough year for us. I had triple a triple by-pass in July and have just not recovered from that. Family and friends have been awesome, but just not capable of putting up the display without me being hands on. I will trust that I will recover and be back again next year, if nothing else it gives me a chance to get out and see some of our great Virginia displays. Definitely heading to Gloucester and Deltaville very soon. Traditional Christmas blessing to all.........Roger