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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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  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but that was irresponsible. He should have used pennies.
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but (according to PC legend) it "fixes" them.
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but the items I ordered from CDI today will be here Monday. Looks like I'll be installing a bunch of dripping WW LED icicles in a few days.
  4. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry I forgot to plug in the star on top of the big tree.
  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry - no it wasn't. And you had to call in to place the order.
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but I never have GFCI trips.
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry - did any of you pick up anything at the CDI clearance sale?
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry it's so warm and muggy here today. I hope Alan and Ronda don't pass out from the heat when they arrive.
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but a lot of them are inop. I need to go through them tomorrow and toss all of the bad ones.
  10. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but how did I amass so many strobe lights?
  11. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but I'm fully loaded.
  12. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry - FTFY.
  13. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry - better check those guy wires... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40440369/ns/weather/
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, maybe "Blow a breaker" or something is more appropriate.
  15. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but my Merry Christmas sign needs to be repaired but I'm too lazy to fix it this year.
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