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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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Looking to build up my display this year... is anyone selling anything?

I upgraded from the 6 channel Mr Christmas to the Gemmy 12. Hoping to finally go to LOR next year!

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I've also decided to sell my large homemade PVC candy canes, as shown here:http://www.plymouthlights.com/canes.htm (I'm only selling the large unlit ones, not the lit ones or the smaller unlit ones). They slip over a fiberglass fencepost (not included -- need them for summer gardening!) and have screws on that you can attach lights. I can probably part with the candy cane (alternating red/white) lights that go with them as well. I haven't used these for 2 seasons now so it's time to clear up storage...

I have 16 of the canes.

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I am open to whatever really.. prefer strands of lights though

I got a bunch of old LED's that I used two weeks. Some multicolor Icycles, some multi function 150 bulb clear mini lights, a bunch of brand new rope light green and blue, 30' rolls, probably 30,000 mini light bulbs I have taken out of strings people have given me, two holographic trains, some path cycles, some green walmart candy canes, there's some more stuff but I can't remember what.

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I have a few wireframe deer that I was planning on putting on Craigslist.

Why didn't you tell me about the wireframe deer when I was there?

How many you got, what do you want for them, (the non motorized ones are $9.99 at Menards) I can always use spare parts and the bulbs are different from standard mini bulbs.

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I've also decided to sell my large homemade PVC candy canes, as shown here:http://www.plymouthlights.com/canes.htm (I'm only selling the large unlit ones, not the lit ones or the smaller unlit ones). They slip over a fiberglass fencepost (not included -- need them for summer gardening!) and have screws on that you can attach lights. I can probably part with the candy cane (alternating red/white) lights that go with them as well. I haven't used these for 2 seasons now so it's time to clear up storage...

I have 16 of the canes.

PM me a price

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I got a bunch of old LED's that I used two weeks. Some multicolor Icycles, some multi function 150 bulb clear mini lights, a bunch of brand new rope light green and blue, 30' rolls, probably 30,000 mini light bulbs I have taken out of strings people have given me, two holographic trains, some path cycles, some green walmart candy canes, there's some more stuff but I can't remember what.

PM me some prices

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PM me a price

Not quite sure how much to ask. How about $25 for the 16 canes and the candy cane lights?

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Not quite sure how much to ask. How about $25 for the 16 canes and the candy cane lights?

Yea I might do that.. do you have anymore pics?

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I can take a pic tomorrow of them piled under my deck (don't worry, they've only been there since Friday- they're normally stored up in the garage attic). Otherwise you can view my pre-2007 display pictures to see more of them in-use (they were debuted in 2002 when we moved to this house)

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Check my website. I have a few nice molds for sale on there. Also I am getting lollipops, choir peeps, a drummer boy, I also have 2 harder to find teddy bear soldiers.

www.blowmoldsforsale.com

I am in Woodbury, so you very close, heck come on over.

call me 651-494-2198. I am off Wens and Thurs

Chuck

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