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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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 Jill

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  • Birthday 09/21/1954

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    Springfield, Missouri, USA
  • Biography
    I am originally from Chicago. Love it there. Just a normal person. I have been married for 33 years, I have a wonderfull husband, 4 large dogs which are all big babies. I am a self motivated, outgoing person that says what she thinks. Which normally gets me in trouble. LOL.
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    garages sales, fishing, bow hunting, canning, blow-mold collecting, computers, and ballroom dancing.
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    forced to retire due to health issues
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    Blowmolds. Blowmolds and LED'S
  1. Hey its nice to see a fellow person from springfield, mo on here how ya doing

  2. Hi Chuck, We have alot of very nice forums here on Planet Christmas. Even the new one "Being Thankful". I myself am stuck on Blowmolds. How about an area dedicated to the Planet Christmas members that are no longer with us. A "Remembrance area" something for the remaining family members to let them know that we all cared. Just a thought. Jill

  3. Carrie, I didn't mean to start a conversation on your post. Please remove it. Jill