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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.

dy929

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About dy929

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  • Birthday 12/07/1981

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    going to "that house" every year to see their display. Now I am "that house"
  • Location
    Athens, Al
  • Biography
    28 years old , married with a 3.5 year old and 1 year old daughters. My wife thinks that I'm a fanatic, so do most of my friends; but I love christmas music and lights.
  • Interests
    photography, reading, doing stuff outside
  • Occupation
    Retail
  • About my display
    went live December 7th 2009 with 12,500 lights, 1500 feet of extension cord, and 32 channeks of LOR. Already planning on an upgrade for 2010.
  1. When Are After Christmas Sales

    i think most places, walmart and lowes go 75% on new years day
  2. Can't wait to see Tinley Park Represented!!!
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