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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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The One That You Want Most

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Every year there always seems to be a new holiday item that comes out that you want, need, have to have in your display that somehow you just never seem to find or have the funds to purchase or something happens...there is always a reason that you didn't get it or don't have it.

I was wondering what your one mold (or other display item, if the case may be) that you don't have and would just love to have, but probably never will for one reason or another.

Here is mine....http://www.seasonsla.com/14942.html

The elusive Critter Tree. We know that a few were made for promo reasons in 1999/2000, but as far as most collectors know a full run never happened.

If Santa had that under my tree this year. I might call my collection complete (I said might...lol).

Justin

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Thats an interesting mold !! But even if I got that one my collection will never be completed!! I firmly believe that NOBODY has every mold ever made!! And that would be my goal lol I still need some basics like goofy, gingerbread house, haunted houses, and other popular molds.. The search continues : )

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mily I got a pair of them this year new from Christmas Towne.. Not badly priced and got them quickly!! Good folks to deal with!!

Jim

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Union Winnie The Pooh and Mechanical Poloron Frosty are really the only two I am seeking these days for Christmas

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all of the santa's best cartoon characters small and large also a chior and a santa train and tender car tpi sheperd and drummer boy, and 8 more reindeer!!

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