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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.

Jerry Plak

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About Jerry Plak

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    Ho Ho Ho Member
  • Birthday 07/11/1954

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    http://www.christmasonchestnutave.com

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  • Location
    San Marcos, California, USA
  • Biography
    www.christmasonchestnutave.com
  • Interests
    Photo, Computers, Christmas
  • Occupation
    Computer Lab Tech
  • About my display
    www.christmasonchestnutave.com
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    http://www.lightorama.com/
  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, it's going to be a wet & maybe cool weekend hear :-( got to get the roof done today! maybe done by T-day!!!
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, But http://www.entertonement.com/clips/nspmgrykyc--I-hate-manureBack-to-the-Future-Part-II-Thomas-F-Wilson-Biff-Tannen-
  3. Your sequencing is SO bad.....

    I second this Quote :-)
  4. Your sequencing is SO bad.....

    Your sequencing is so bad it' "Bad To The Bone"
  5. Your sequencing is SO bad.....

    Your sequencing is so bad that your neighbors TP your Display And try paying you so you will take down your Display...
  6. Your sequencing is SO bad.....

    I vote for the one on the right :-)
  7. Hey Walter and Jackie are you coming to PLUS 09 ?

  8. Hey Kathy, did you get my email? Jerry

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