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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but this weekend my wife and I took my 20 month old son into Lowes to see the xmas lights (mostly for me) and as soon as we got in the door he bee lined for the xmas display shouting and going oooh and ahh and grabbing me to hurry up. I didn't have a job last xmas and didn't put up my display, so he didn't really get to see much last year (and he was too little I think to care). It was so awesome to see his reaction and we both just stood there in awe of all the GE color changing lights that were on display. I got the wife to ok the dripping icicles for another day as well as some LED's for the house.

Great day, just thought I'd share, 'cause he's the reason this year will be better than ever at my house!

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My son is 17 months; and he is a spitting image of his daddy. He's been attached to wires and cords since day one. Just over the weekend; he decided to climb the ladder to "help" daddy put up lights on the roof.

This is a great time for our kids; and its really nice to express that!

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Yes he is! 97th percentile in height, says the doctors.

Nice, mine in the 98th, he was just weighed at 33lbs. and 34" long. I get people asking me if he's 3 all the time..lol

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Nice, mine in the 98th, he was just weighed at 33lbs. and 34" long. I get people asking me if he's 3 all the time..lol

That's funny! We have a few neighbors with 2yr olds; and you put them up against my son, and they are all the same height. People think he's 2...LOL

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Whats hes on steroids! ???? I see steak and potatos in his future :) I will be watching strongman comps on tv thinking HEY I KNOW THAT GUY! lol Yeah when you said 17 months i was like dude yeah right! lol

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Ha ha; he'll be 18 months next week!

We tried steak this week and he loved it! I think he gets the height from my in-laws. My father and brother in-law are tall.

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AHHH MAN!!!!! yall had steak this week and didnt call me???? I tell ya steak is always ALWAYS a trusted meal dont care what mood ya in :) I had steak yesterday mashed potatos gravy green beans He going to eat yall out of house and home lol I can hear it now 6 years old says in a BOOMING VOICE "HEY OLD MAN WHATS FOR DINNER!" What ever ya want He gonna be BIG! Im not pro sports or anything but might be able to get into good school with size with sports but education first you know that Body doesnt hold out forever When hes BIGTIME! Tell him to not forgot about us little people. 50 yard line tickets to superbowl ya know nothing crazy :)

EDIT dont let him turn into me i drink whole bottle of A-1 sauce if i could id wear it if possible I LOVE THAT STUFF! After i eat a steak i think im am wearing it all over face people look at me like im a weirdo or something I go "what?" Then they laugh oh well Its a1 sauce what do they expect?

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Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but this weekend my wife and I took my 20 month old son into Lowes to see the xmas lights (mostly for me) and as soon as we got in the door he bee lined for the xmas display shouting and going oooh and ahh and grabbing me to hurry up. I didn't have a job last xmas and didn't put up my display, so he didn't really get to see much last year (and he was too little I think to care). It was so awesome to see his reaction and we both just stood there in awe of all the GE color changing lights that were on display. I got the wife to ok the dripping icicles for another day as well as some LED's for the house.

Great day, just thought I'd share, 'cause he's the reason this year will be better than ever at my house!

And that my friend is the way it is supposed to be

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AHHH MAN!!!!! yall had steak this week and didnt call me???? I tell ya steak is always ALWAYS a trusted meal dont care what mood ya in :) I had steak yesterday mashed potatos gravy green beans He going to eat yall out of house and home lol I can hear it now 6 years old says in a BOOMING VOICE "HEY OLD MAN WHATS FOR DINNER!" What ever ya want He gonna be BIG! Im not pro sports or anything but might be able to get into good school with size with sports but education first you know that Body doesnt hold out forever When hes BIGTIME! Tell him to not forgot about us little people. 50 yard line tickets to superbowl ya know nothing crazy :)

EDIT dont let him turn into me i drink whole bottle of A-1 sauce if i could id wear it if possible I LOVE THAT STUFF! After i eat a steak i think im am wearing it all over face people look at me like im a weirdo or something I go "what?" Then they laugh oh well Its a1 sauce what do they expect?

LOL, so far he loves steak and his milk...LOL.

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