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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.

chad

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About chad

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  • Birthday 01/26/1976

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation is a true story
  • Location
    San Diego, California, USA
  • Biography
    I still believe in Santa
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, Radio, Christmas, Country Music
  • Occupation
    Radio
  • About my display
    Blowmolds and lights
  1. My Rather Modest 2017 Display

    Very nice!
  2. Anyone near/around North San Diego County?

    Vista also. I’ve got blowmolds I’d like to part with if you’re interested.
  3. 2017 Display

    My son and I got started on our 2017 display. San Diego weather was near perfect. New house = blank canvas
  4. Hello, long time blowmolder thinning out collection. GF life size nativity, candles, Santa, snowman. Located in San Diego and hoping it goes to a collector. Email me if interested [email protected] Chad
  5. http://tunein.com/radio/Santas-Station-101-s237109/ Check us out on the net. All your favorites! www.santastation101.com
  6. Please drop by and check us out. All your favorites in one spot on the net. http://tunein.com/radio/Santas-Station-101-s237109/ www.santastation101.com Chad
  7. Long before the internet and IPads!
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