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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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    1. I have this saying: "the easiest thing to do is nothing." Most people seem to default to this setting. Sooooooo... I'm going to leave things alone, at least for this season .) But... I'm wide open for suggestions on how to make PlanetChristmas a better place. Please let me know here or send an email to me at [email protected]
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    2. Made this up tonight. I took three wire wreath frames. 2 12" for ears and 18" for the head. 50 count blue strand and just zip tied it all up. Plan is to make a bunch more and then "hide" them through out my entire display. We kind of are a big Disney family. I need to get a few to make smaller and maybe one large one for the roof. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    3. Just got done on a lunch break converting battery powered to 120vac plug in. Below are the pictures.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Toke off the day to put up most of the Halloween display more still todo.:)
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    7. I am guessing you guys will appreciate this. There are the gifts from my wife for my birthday today:
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    8. Hope you had a very happy birthday!! Awesome gifts for sure. 🎁
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    9. Order the grinch and pumpkin disk lamp post. Just got them in mail today! They look pretty good on paint. The lamp post is battery LED timer I will Be converting It to 120v led bulb.
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    10. I would simply repeat and agree with everything already said. I always tell my wife I could never have my display on national tv because my PCers would see all the ideas I’ve stolen from them! Either way, Chuck I hope you realize the help and encouragement your site has provided to a lot of Christmas light fanatics over the years. Thank you.
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    11. Here are the pictures! Finally got mine.
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    12. I came across these general plastics catalog pages. I have never seen them before. Has anyone seen one of these in person or ever for sale? I'm wondering if any survived.
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    13. Thought it might be fun to take a look at the most prized Christmas decorations of our fellow collectors. These are some of mine. Some are sentimental (one is from one Grandmother, another is from my other Grandmother) and some are just my favorites. How about yours?
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    14. 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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    15. Figured out which is my favorite.
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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. Finally got around to making a candy cane streamer. Might add a few more candy canes.
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    20. wireframes and pvc pipe display
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    21. https://www.thespruce.com/buying-blow-mold-yard-decorations-2736398
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    22. I just read this story and wanted to share. I hope this is ok to post.
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    23. Wow that is a crazy price by today's standard... Even the shipping was reasonable.
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    24. Yes, I have both the 100 count and 50 count minis and they are great, I have heard the 300 count strings work but don't last very long. I have now over 7,000 holiday time mini led bulbs and have only had one small issue. Best bang for your $$ in my opinion
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    25. QVC host David announced that they are planning on selling blow molds for the 2020 season! He couldn't say which ones or how many, but he did mention Noel candles as an example of a blow mold for those who don't know what it is. Christmas starts in July on QVC. I'll be watching for sure and keep you updated. I guess the blow mold tree they sold this year was a big success. :)
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    26. Here is my house, had it done back in the end of September. Not all blowmolds, but I like how it turned out Here are the back sections, closer to the house more close up 🙂
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    27. Here’s my Halloween display for this year. My kids and I had a lot of fun setting it up.
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    28. Next week I will start on putting up icicle lights, 2D figures on the side of the garage and one side of the house. I don't light it yet, just get some things up before taking down Halloween.
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    29. From the picture posted of it in the shopping cart it is not battery powered.
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    30. Here is mine. We added the pumpkin pails on the landscape light this year. Ill try and get some darker ones later. We've got a few projectors going too around the place.
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    31. My daughter sent me this. It's not on their website. Anybody find this at Walmart?
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    32. I was at Sams they already have Halloween and Christmas out.
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    33. I know this is a couple years old and tons of people dabble in 3d printing these days... just in case anyone is looking for Goofy ears, hands or other parts, we make incredibly exact replicas expertly modeled from the originals, based on items from my personal collection and now available to the general public. You can go to www.blowmoldstore.com (powered by Undreamt3d) for Goofy ears and a bunch of other expertly crafted parts. We only use the best, premium plastic for our products so you won't have to worry about warping or fading either. Also we did a special discount code for Plane
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    34. I have not gone into Walmart yet this year.
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    35. I'm wondering if anyone has an extra crow/bird for the Union Scarecrow that they would like to sell. I know it's a long shot, but I figure if you don't ask you'll never know. Thanks, Donna
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    36. I almost forgot to post about these very cute blow molds on QVC Christmas in July! The Angel has a flickering candle flame, the Snowman has a flickering lamp and Santa has a flickering lantern. Today is the last day they are $49.98 each and $7.50 shipping. Regular cost is $61.00. No Batteries, they plug in.
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    37. Those are cool. Nice that they plug in.
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    38. Merry Christmas to all and a healthy and happy new year!!!!!
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    39. I have wondered through the years where the Grand Venture "old Poloron molds" originally came from. The ones that Grand Venture had were acquired from MAC Plastics when MAC Plastics went bankrupt and one of the partners in Grand Venture purchased the company and molds. and renamed the company Falcon Plastics. Falcon Plastics was a sister company to Grand Venture and made all of the GV blow molds for them. Grand Venture never actually made any blow molds Falcon made them and GV was the sales division. If the Grand Venture candles were made from old Poloron molds then Poloron had to have ma
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    40. You are correct, Spielbauer was a distributor. Mel
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    41. Those molds are COOL and WEAPONS!!!!LOVE IT!! Thanks to the true hero,and true VET!! Thank you for your service!!!!!!!!
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    42. I put LED flame bulbs in them. I think it gives them a cool look. 656E83CD-2A5D-4C5E-BC21-03919C5BAC73.MOV
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    43. Hi Donna, I'm around at least for a while again. The snowman looks familiar but I can not find it in my files yet (if it is in the files). I know what you mean by nobody bothers to respond, that is why I left. People would ask for information and I would do what I could to help and then they didn't even acknowledge that they got thee information so I gave up on it. Mel
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    44. I have my roof lights on and the palm tree was lit the other night, mostly because I forgot to unplug it after setup testing. I'll leave the roof on and turn the rest on after Thanksgiving. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
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    45. This is the tread last year. The main problem was and is the brightness of the C7 bulbs is not that great.
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    46. It's that time ,time to get off my butt, and think of what to do ..Hopefully add another mega tree this year, will have over 110 molds out. What is everyone else doing?
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    47. Looking GREAT!!! We arent into halloween,but thourghly enjoy everyone elses:)
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