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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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    Hi Big J.  Was there again this morning and did not see any minions, just happy employees setting up the display.  I thought about buying the Mickey Mouse character holding the ho ho ho cane, but decided not to after reading the reviews.  At least one reviewer noted the eyes are paper (indeed they are), and the ho ho sign will actually hide Mickey’s face.  
    I’ll keep ck’ing on the minions.  I sold 3 brand new minions for $40 two years ago when it came time to move. 🙁

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    These are the two I have two eye one is Otto the one eye is Stewart. They are Lowe’s only item in store only.






    Add this picture so you could see size compared to union bear, GV pumpkin, and sun hill witch. I figured most people on this site has one of them:)


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    Hey, Scott Rob, I tried those numbers but the minions don’t come up.  Since you gave me the phone number for your local Lowe’s, I will call them in the morning.  Thank you for helping me and providing those numbers.   I’ll let you know how it ends up.    Scott McK

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    Went to a few different Lowe’s today in search of Mickey ghost and purple lights that my wife wants and I looked at Christmas selection. Some Halloween was already off a little. This store was the only one listed in metro Atlanta that had Mickey Halloween stuff left.




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    Good news they now appear on Lowe’s website. Around me there still 16 minions within 30 miles. Also I got the ones in boxes for storage. They still had some on the floor.




    Good news they now appear on Lowe’s website. Around me there still 16 minions within 30 miles. Also I got the ones in boxes for storage. They still had some on the floor.

    i looked in your area there are only two stores that showed up.


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