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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.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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.

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    Can you say 'brittle and crumbling'?  

    I encourage people to drop of there molds to me if they don't want them. No takers yet lol

    Donna, I know who the seller is and he started out small like the rest of us and spent a lot of money through the years acquiring the blow molds from eBay, Craigslist, yard sales, etc.  He was a PC me

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    As nothing has been posted in a while.

    Location is Florida, in different listings they

    have nativity, elves,Disney, 5 foot Santa, Santa

    and reindeer.http://lakeland.craigslist.org/for/2217727116.html

    Frostproof, Florida is waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere (and nowhere near Lakeland). But, on a recent trip across the state to visit my parents, I made a detour and took the long way home so I could drive through Frostproof. Picked up the following molds, and I'm quite excited about the additions to my collection!

    Thanks for the posting, Deeny!

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    Anyone collect the big lamp post ornaments? This guy says he has **7** of them:

    HUGE OLD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - $50 (SHELDON ILLINOIS)

    If I wouldn't be murdered in my sleep by my wife, I might pick up a couple. : )

    Here's another interesting one...a nativity set repaint...

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/2483912208.html

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    Anyone collect the big lamp post ornaments? This guy says he has **7** of them:

    HUGE OLD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - $50 (SHELDON ILLINOIS)

    If I wouldn't be murdered in my sleep by my wife, I might pick up a couple. : )

    Here's another interesting one...a nativity set repaint...

    http://chicago.craig...2483912208.html

    It says the page was not found...

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    I'm going to be posting on craigslist and I have a for sale post here on the forums. I'll be selling around 100+ blowmolds this coming Saturday (Sept 16th) at our yard sale. I won't have all the items on the yard so if you come by please let me know if you're from Planet Christmas and I'll let you come in and look through the blowmolds.

    Members any blowmold you want to purchase will be $10 each no matter the size, holiday or type. (no shipping)

    416 Talismon Ct.

    Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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