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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.

flaloop

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About flaloop

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  • Birthday 02/16/1963

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    http://www.loopychristmas.com

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  • Location
    Oviedo, FL
  • Biography
    Christmas Lover
  • Interests
    Fishing
  • Occupation
    Engineer
  • About my display
    2008: 32 Channels, 10,000+ Lights.
    2009: 64 Channels, 15,000+ Lights.
    2010: 112 Channels, 25,000+ Lights (estimate).

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  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    Merry Christmas everyone. Have a wonderful and safe holiday.
  2. Show a picture of your nativity

    Here's a couple of pics of my nativity set. Merry Christmas. [ATTACH=CONFIG]41266[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]41265[/ATTACH]
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that it's been raining all day and my GFCI's are shutting down my display.
  4. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but Florida is the "Sunshine State", not California.
  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but very well said Ed. Let the reason for the season spread, and Merry Christmas to all.
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but nice post and hopefully you'll reconnect with some of those friends.
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry. Thanks Dan and Merry Christmas.
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but that's why god made Florida.
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but those pics gave me a new respect for those up north that have to deal with the snow with their displays.
  10. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but don't stir too much, you know what can happen.
  11. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but you broke protocol. Someone had to say it. LOL.
  12. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I can't get my recommended daily allowance of humor from reading this thread lately.
  13. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry things are so quiet here.
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I've been away for the last week and was able to catch up on this thread in such a short time. Great post Tory, just too early for 70k.
  15. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry but the internet is slow, several major hubs are down. Check out: http://www.internettrafficreport.com/namerica.htm
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