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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.
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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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With my great grabs lately...comes this santa who's face is rusty colored...I believe him to be repainted, someone please tell me what happened to santa...i'm very upset. He looks normal colored when not lite up and like this when plugged in....

sorry for the angle forgot to rotate

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He doesnt look bad to me.. maybe you got a ***** color santa ?? Or somebody made him that ?? Either way he looks good to me.. I do see some paint streeks in the red paint.. but he is a huge mold : )

Jim

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here's a close-up of his face.

I'm unhappy with the way he looks and i've never seen a molds face like that.

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Guest A.F.NUT

He looks like old Gen Foam, they sprayed em too heavy then, this is why I redid mine. He still dosen't look too bad though.

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But he is only this color when lit up...

Here he is normal, I thought the african american santa had a dark face even when not lit

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only thing i would do is take a majic eraser and get some of the paint off of the white.. and if anybody at your place has small hands and arms have them reach in the light hole or up from the bottom hole and clean the inside near the middle .. My newer one is kinda dark .. my old old one isnt.. but they both look good from the street : )

Jim

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Ya he looks simular to mine lit as well. I have him up on the roof currently or I would get a close up shot for you.

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Mine's got the same color scheme & problem, they just sprayed the faces too heavy during that run. I'm going to repaint him like AF Nut said... at some point when I have time lol

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