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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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Angel and Snowman are next on my list. Depends on which comes first. If Ace is able to get them from another store by next Friday...Angel it is. If not, Snowman. Lol

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I do admit... I LOVE the look. Love the Old World Santa. 

I along with everybody else does wish it was taller, but hey, new mold is better then no mold.

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Any thoughts to if they will be at the local store's

 

I have to pick one up

 

Thanks for sharing

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Any thoughts to if they will be at the local store's

 

I have to pick one up

 

Thanks for sharing

So far, no word yet who has him in stores other then Menards.

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Stopped by Garden Ridge in Orlando on Tuesday.  They didn't have any of the new ones.  Bummed.

What?!? Well dang, I knew Garden Ridge in SC has the snowman..that's it.

Oh well. :(

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no more k marts here well there are just 2 left in the metro i never shopped there even when they were close ha ha.

Glad we have ours still. The only place who carries molds every year. Edited by RichardG

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Stopped by Garden Ridge in Orlando on Tuesday.  They didn't have any of the new ones.  Bummed.

 

 

What?!? Well dang, I knew Garden Ridge in SC has the snowman..that's it.

Oh well. :(

 

Yeah, the snowman is the one I was hoping to get, angel was second on my list.

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Yeah, the snowman is the one I was hoping to get, angel was second on my list.

I'm going to get the Snowman from Roberts Christmas Wonderland..out of Clearwater...like 35$ and some change

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Kmart has some good prices for new blowmolds, like the Drummer boy for 18.22.  Its nice to get new ones every so often since most of mine all have issues with the paint, ie rubs, peeling, fading, etc

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Kmart has some good prices for new blowmolds, like the Drummer boy for 18.22.  Its nice to get new ones every so often since most of mine all have issues with the paint, ie rubs, peeling, fading, etc

i hear ya...im going to a local garden center today...they have some halloween molds on clearance....hope to get 1....

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I ordered the Santa and Angel from online from Kmart yesterday. However they did not have the Snowman.

None of the new ones are in the stores down here n Tampa. 

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I ordered the Santa and Angel from online from Kmart yesterday. However they did not have the Snowman.

None of the new ones are in the stores down here n Tampa.

Chuck, try Roberts Christmas Wonderland in Clearwater. They had all 3. Matter of fact, I'm ordering the snowman Friday from them.

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Chuck, try Roberts Christmas Wonderland in Clearwater. They had all 3. Matter of fact, I'm ordering the snowman Friday from them.

yea--I might just drive over there tomorrow or Tuesday. Not like it is a long way from my house.

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yea--I might just drive over there tomorrow or Tuesday. Not like it is a long way from my house.

If you do, let me know how many snowmen are in stock lol

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