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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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Who made the lampost or is it a candle? Tom

hi tom

just found out from mel that is a candle made by dapol. now i can look for a flame for mine.

here is the photo mel had on a different thread.

gary

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Ooh! My Aunt and uncle own those candles! They are in their basement along with a Dapol set as well. They dont use them so I will work my magic and try to obtain them hehehe

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Wow Tom. That is a great collection and the way you have them displayed looks great. Inspires me to gather all my little ones together. Thanks for the pictures!

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Guest A.F.NUT

thats cool how much stuff do you have up

Inside just the 2 rooms shown I still have to do the upstairs rooms, 4 trees and a lot of other stuff no molds up there though, As far as outside I have thousands of lights up and santa flying and my star on the roof but the rest of the stuff, molds wreaths etc. wont go up till the day after thanksgiving. How far are you? Tom

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This is my favorite room in the house I go crazy down here anything goes, unlike the rest of the house which is a little more elegant but this is so much fun! enjoy,Tom

Elegant, shmelagant! Christmas is not about being elegant. It should be fun! I'll take the walls o' 'molds over elegant any day! :D

TED

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im with ted!! elagant is usually boring!! those walls o' 'molds are surely not boring!! they are AWSOME!!!

Jim

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Guest A.F.NUT

Thanks guys you made my day! I still need to get my outside pics. taken im finally done! Tom

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That looks neat! We shouldn't forget our littlest blowmold friends should we...In my living room windows I have a pair of small NOEL candles and a small santa-in-sleigh w/ two reindeer. I think it looks really cute and nostalgic. Sherri

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Guest A.F.NUT

Something about this headline does not ring true.

Somehow, "Indoor" and "Mold" don't sound right in 1 sentence

Probably right! especially since they are displayed in the basement, Tom

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