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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.

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About ecbrum

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  • Birthday 12/22/1962

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Frosty the Snowman
  • Location
    Camino, CA.
  • Biography
    Light O Rama User 80 Channel
  • Interests
    Crafts, Diving, Skiing, Fishing
  • Occupation
    Forklift Driver
  • About my display
    Trying to get it together, been a while, 8 years
  1. Orville Fugitte, Do you still have the sequences and music for Halloween you can share, the link will not open. Can always email to [email protected] Thanks Ed
  2. Looking for any Halloween sequences anyone would like to share. I have been out of the loop for 8 years. Trying to get something together before Halloween. Thanks Ed in Ca.

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