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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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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  • 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.
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Oh yeah, that one is a repaint I think. I thought you guys were talking about a different one.

You must have been thinking of this one.

Empires Blue Coat Clown Snowman.

He has moved into my top spot for most wanted molds as I have the other 2 versions.


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he's getting better..... i guess....

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2099060483.html snoopy, dont want it. he went down a few bucks in price.

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2099004782.html table top noel candle... paid .50 for two

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098973702.html table top empire sleigh, paid $1 for mine

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098958212.html for the price of two toy soldiers you can buy a few new ones. i once paid $2 for 5

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098940332.html Empire green sack jumbo santa... paid $10 for ours

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098902672.html empire/gf bear with candy cane, paid $2 for mine

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098890403.html yeah, no. Candles.. pine cone ones

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098684543.html green stocking santa, paid $2 for mine... or go to Menards and buy a brand spanking new one.

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098637717.html candy canes.... i paid $3 for two

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098623347.html paid $1 for one... different candy cane

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098607632.html SUPER rare! so rare i got 4 for free over a 2 year span

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098585262.html paid $5 for mine

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098570196.html again... so rare

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098546596.html i just got this one last week! for $5!

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098529009.html soldiers... a joke....

(they are slowly learning their lesson... these are the same people who said they wanted Ebay prices... on craigs list...

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/clt/2094674955.html this one is funny.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2090148590.html i think its ALL for $50?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2094987895.html TPI snowman, maybe i'll get him next year.. or if im super lucky someone will pick him up for me and put it on ebay

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2088567996.html this one is all "l-o-l"

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2099071272.html READ CAREFULLY

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2084726524.html (LOL)

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2097436373.html (OMG)

http://omaha.craigslist.org/clt/2097280597.html (WTF)

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2090347374.html bit high....

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094427551.html candy

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094487405.html A CHURCH!

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094535199.html nativity... kinda

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094555952.html super duper rare hard to find one without a blue face

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2099472178.html someone buy him i want him

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2099982894.html (women where a LOT smaller two thousand years ago...)

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/clt/2095335157.html OMG its like i died and went to heaven except they said it wasnt my time so they sent me back to a blowmold store!

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/for/2095338847.html see above

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/art/2083572719.html see above

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I've never seen that snowman with a blue "coat" before; may I assume he has been repainted?

I was wondering about that myself

That is definately a repaint and NOT a good one!!! :eek:


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I love this ad out of Portland Oregon Craigslist.

$ale Blowmold Plastic * Retro Illuminated Yard Christmas, Santa etc. - $40 (Portland Metro)

Date: 2010-12-16, 10:40PM PST

Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

Get them while the price is reasonable. Why settle for the STATUS QUO?...Blow up displays that take air ? I don't think so...not to mention overkill...Be REAL with Blow mold Plastic that has stood the test of time for us post war boomers....When men were men and plastic was not made in CHINA. (CHilly WILLY The Penguin (blue hat version) is $60 and a pic that is similiar to the red hat one in the link i provided below(just click on it) and check out the cost to ship it!!! give me a break.The Nativity Pair are EMPIRE(seen below illuminated) and we can sell them individually if you are lacking one or the other in your own Nativity, the rare Black Angel is Made in Canada. The Tall near 4 ft tall $anta with the long Christmas List he is holding on to is UNION out of Massachusetts(Has uniform paint fadiing over his body from age not misuse) 40.00 each. of course with the exception of Chilly Willy....We have more...Tall Christmas Candles, Candy Canes....the Easter Bunny and the list goes on. http://cgi.ebay.com/CHRISTMAS-BLOW-MOLD-PENGUIN-CHILLY-WILLY-SANTA-29-INCH-/320597864095?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa51f2e9f The more you buy...the more i discount.

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