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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 all, hope everyone is do e decorating lol. I know it's been listed in here before, but here is our display. The dog was helping out also.
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    Wow!!!! Please tell us more. How long does it take to set up? How many blow molds? Are you using all led bulbs? This is awesome and the kids must love it 😀
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    Figured out which is my favorite.
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    Just wanting to wish my Planet Christmas Family all a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New Year 2020. All of your displays are AWESOME and I can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with for Christmas 2020. Jerry
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    Details: Approximately 10,000 lights, mostly LED Power requirements: Less than 9 amps Set up time: 55 hours. Lights on: November 28. IMG_0817.MOV
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    Want to add mint condition of these 2. Pm me thanks in ohio
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    I didnt realize I cut some of it out on the picture, will try to fit it all in one before I take it down. It takes a couple of weeks to put up. I didnt put out everything but Im guessing around 350 blow molds 85 cutouts and all the colored lights are LED and a lot of the blow molds have LEDs in them.
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    Thank you donna123! 😊
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    According to Blow-molded.com the Angel was made by Lidco and was introduced in the 1960's. She is pretty common on EBay and Etsy. 😊
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    Merry Christmas BamaSanta and everyone here. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and keep the Holiday Spirit going right through New Years Eve! Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year! Donna
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    With the help of my wife and daughter with detail painting we were able to get the nutcracker out on Christmas Eve, better late than never. 😏
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    Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for the inspiration, help and ideas. Hope each of you have a fantastic 2020.
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    Merry Christmas to all and a healthy and happy new year!!!!!
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    Merry Christmas to all and a awesome, healthy New Year
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    The picture on the left is the octagon folded in half at the joints NOT glued together. Imagine the pieces standing instead of laying flat on the ground. The top Hal would fold down and zip tie to the bottom half. This will make a 10 foot Ferris wheel only 5 feet tall so I can store it in my shop. The picture on the right is the 8 spokes on each side connected by a support that strengthens the wheel. If you look at the picture of the completed wheel in the previous post, you can see these spokes coming from the hub out towards the seat.
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    Outstanding display therBig J! Due to health issues it has been 5 years now that I have not been able to do a display and had to sell my house last December as well. Hard to watch all this magic and not miss being able to do it for others myself though. I still have all my equipment but will probably have to sell it this year. But, have a Merry Christmas and keep that magic alive! Bill
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    I know there's usually not a lot to pick from but I picked up a bunch of red and green net lights from Hobby Lobby today. Every thing is 66% off now. Few things of LEDs but not a ton. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Very nice display again this year Big J! moving this summer to TN, so last year for lights on our house in NC. Because of that, I have not made any additions this year...not looking forward to redesigning everything
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    Looks great man! We got our major award this year. We even incorporated it into our Christmas card. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Hi Donna, THANKS!! We use the siding hook(s) from Menards. It is SKU 2850715. They are stainless, and have used them for years and they work GREAT!! Snap the hooks in and we use aluminum ,chainlink fence ties (Top rail) Menards SKU 1715455, to make a hook ,to put in the keyhole, on the backside of the Gingerbread boy/girl and the Featherstone trees. Wrap it around the siding hook. We use 2 of the siding kooks,per mold,to keep the wind from banging it around and tossing it off the house. The upper hook,uses the aluminum tie and the lower siding look, we put a series of zip ties around the mold and the hook, and holds it PERFECT! Hope this helps:) MERRY CHRISTMAS
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    WOW......WOW!!!!!!!!!! I love it, looks amazing. How did you get the gingerbread group to stay on the house??? Every single window has a lighted silhouette!!!! This must have folks coming from all around your area. The kids must LOVE it. Amazing job.....CONGRATULATIONS! MERRY CHRISTMAS, Donna
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    Wonderful display (and I laughed out loud when I saw the lamp). How long did set up take?
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    Awesome display Big J!!!!!!
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    Great display, thanks for sharing! 😊
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    Love the display and especially the pooch!
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    That's SHARP!!!!! I wouldnt mind doing that:) VERY WELL DONE!!!
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    Here is the latest addition to our “Grinch” display. My wife and I really enjoy making these together.
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    This year's addition to my display is Monster's Inc. To give you a little idea of the dimension... the door is 8' tall. My 15 year old daughter painted Mike. The red light, at the top of the door, flashes on and off... as seen in the main picture (off) and the close-up (on).
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    I would feel comfortable saying your set was made by Poloron. Holiday Innovations did make that set and they did not take the Poloron name off a lot of the molds but they did not make them until 1988-1991. Making them that late they would not have used the older cords for the lighting. As for the Empire set, Empire purchased the Poloron molds from PTN (Holiday Innovations) in 1992 and made them under the Empire name. Empire did not make or sell any blow molds with the Poloron name on them. Mel
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