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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.

Rx7ner

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About Rx7ner

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  • Birthday 02/28/1974

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  • Location
    Warrior, Alabama
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  • Interests
    Christmas plywood display, wireframe,
  • Occupation
    Truck driver
  • About my display
    25.000 lights
  1. Wireless timers

    I’ve been using x10 for many years, the main problem is to not overload the controller. Love the timer, but with a big yard I added a timer in the garage helped to make sure everything comes on and goes off as exspected.
  2. In the last episode the Johnsons from Texas does anyone know what kind of tubes that he used for his Arches? Thanks
  3. 5 ply is what I use, as long as you have a good primer it will last a long time, Lowes has some primed plywood in my area that I am going to try next year, but I usually get my plywood from Home Depot. I saw where someone talked about putting a 1x2 PC of wood on the back is a very good idea, when I attach mine to the 1/2 or 3/4 metal conduit sometimes it cracks the paint on the front so I would recommend doing that.
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