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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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About 5onpeact

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  • Birthday 08/28/1969

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Port St Lucie, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    Graduated from Ft Pierce Central High in 1988 and entered the Marine Corps for 3 years. Went to boot camp at Paris Island and was stationed at MCAS Tustin, CA (just south of LA). I married my high school sweetheart in 1990 - the best thing I have ever done.
  • Interests
    Having fun with the wife and kids, model rocketry with my son, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, computers and networking (both computers and individuals)
  • Occupation
    Business Analyst
  • About my display
    This will be my first year animating. I never really had the opportunity to put lights up as a child, but would always get mom and dad to drive around looking to them.

    I have really only decorated the outside of the house (our first home) once. Now that the kids are older (son is 10 and daughter is 7) we have decided to leap into it this year. 128 channels.
  1. Easy Mega Tree HOW TO

    Well I know I am not alone when I say this, but I got a lot of strange looks from the Home Depot employees when I bought all my stuff last night to make this tree. With the 3 day weekend coming up, does anyone know what I will be doing ... Now just to see the strange looks from my neighbors in the back once I get it setup. Thanks for the great instructions.
  2. Hi Devil Dog drop and give me 20! lol hope u are haveing a great day my buddy been kinda busy with stuff here eek hate it oh well thats life. take care bull

  3. Semper Fi Devil Dog bull