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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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The thing about having a lot of blow molds is 5 years later you can go into your shed and find stuff you forgot you had so it is like getting new ones all over again.

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The thing about having a lot of blow molds is 5 years later you can go into your shed and find stuff you forgot you had so it is like getting new ones all over again.

Brad..with my memory it only takes about 5 minutes to forget what I have. When I go in the shed, almost ALL of them are new! :giggle:

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Brad..with my memory it only takes about 5 minutes to forget what I have. When I go in the shed, almost ALL of them are new! :giggle:

That is a great feeling it's like Christmas morning.

Tom

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OMG!!!!! its elmer fudd!!! cmon tilly did fred williingly pose for that picture?, its hilarious!! :)

It's FREDDY FUDD!!!! Elmer's younger brother! :D

Of course he posed willingly! ;) Except I asked him what the look on his face was all about... he said something about that being his 'hunting face'... LOL

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It's FREDDY FUDD!!!! Elmer's younger brother! :D

Of course he posed willingly! ;) Except I asked him what the look on his face was all about... he said something about that being his 'hunting face'... LOL

I keep waiting for bugs bunny to walk up and say What's up Doc!!! :)LMAO!!!

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Our old buddy Tim used to have them but I think he does not exist anymore. I bought a ton of stuff from him.

Oh he is still around and selling. He just does not go in here anymore because of all the drama, games, and rude ppl he has encountered on here and and Ebay. Now he only sells occasionally.

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Oh he is still around and selling. He just does not go in here anymore because of all the drama, games, and rude ppl he has encountered on here and and Ebay. Now he only sells occasionally.

Yes, he is still around, I received two blow molds from him a couple of weeks ago and have another one coming.

Mel

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The thing about having a lot of blow molds is 5 years later you can go into your shed and find stuff you forgot you had so it is like getting new ones all over again.

Heck i do that every few weeks!!

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I don't have the "vanilla or the chocolate" one but really think they are cute and would love to add one or both to my display if anyone knows where I can get one and the price is reasonable.

Thanks everyone!

Candee :)

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I don't have the "vanilla or the chocolate" one but really think they are cute and would love to add one or both to my display if anyone knows where I can get one and the price is reasonable.

Thanks everyone!

Candee :)

http://www.mileskimball.com/MilesKimball/Shopping/ProductDetail.aspx?CID=Other+Holidays&SCID=Easter&ProductID=0000122565

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Thank you Tyler! thats not a bad price either! but of course now I'm going to go look at the whole catalog and then we'll see if it was such a good price when I'm done... LoL!

Ok I looked at the whole catalog and if I were to buy everything I saw that I would like to buy which I can't it would have been with shipping $112.00and some change. LoL!

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Oh he is still around and selling. He just does not go in here anymore because of all the drama, games, and rude ppl he has encountered on here and and Ebay. Now he only sells occasionally.

What is his website now? The old one doesn't work anymore or atleast the last time I tried it.

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Looking for bunnies? ;)

LMAO :giggle: :giggle: Freddy Fudd is such a good sport!

Brad good luck on your search.I have no easter molds but like them.I really like your collection too.

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