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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 fireman5214

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    Lighting Fanatic
  • Birthday 03/28/1985

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    None come to mind.
  • Location
    Nazareth, Pennsylvania
  • Biography
    I am 30 and from Nazareth Pa.
  • Interests
    Model Railroading, weather watching, going to carnivals & fairs along with producing my own with lego models.
  • Occupation
    work from home/internet related, volunteer firefighter
  • About my display
    25 inflatables , 6 arches over the driveway, 32 channels of LOR, 14' snowman, and 15' tree on side of the house. Many animated items as well.

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    That is in the right direction, I am looking for the repairing of the plastic with the milk jugs etc though. I am pretty sure I remember how to do it, but just want to check as it has been 2 years.
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    I use 20th Century Fox movie intro after the voiceover by Kevin.
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