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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. 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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    2. Ok, we want one. We have seen two on Ebay, not paying those prices. Anyone seen these in the stores yet? It is Gemmy, that I know because I saw a picture of the bottom of it. We havent seen them yet in any of the stores we have been in.
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    3. Hi I was interested in finding any info on restoration artistic latex form choir kids. I recently purchased 2 bodies ( they lost their heads to an eBay auction winner that only wanted the heads)I was outbid by a dollar at the last second for the complete set including heads🙁 I couldn’t let the bodies be tossed so I purchased them post auction. They arrive next week and wanted to get a jump on cleaning and restoring them also hopefully at least finding One head before Christmas lol There are 2 major issues. One body has the hymn book broken off most of the way so it needs to be reattached
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    4. I was at my local Walmart and seen these.
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    5. I agree the prices have been going up alot. Every time I see these big jump in prices I cringe and think back about my trip to GFP. When GFP was open I went there, they had two tables of Table top blow molds with another table of odd ball stuff ( sample molds) for $5 each. I past on most of it. I could kick myself every time I think my wife was right! she said when we there you should buy extra to sell. I thought the price would not go up much:) boy was I wrong! Below are a few pictures from that trip. On far right is side of pictures are a few of tables. I also passed o
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    6. Mercari? I've never heard of Mercari. Am I the only one who hasn't heard of Mercari? What is it? Looking at the picture Scott posted it'll set you back right at $200 to get all 4. I think I'd just get out 4 of the big yellow Easter eggs and put some goggles on them. TED
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    7. We have a new Classifieds section in the PlanetChristmas forums. The old one had become dated and was no longer supported by the vendor. The new Classifieds module is a bit different but the goal is simple: you can place a 'Christmas-centric' classified ad for no charge. If you find a buyer then the financial transaction must happen outside of PlanetChristmas. Now I just have to figure out how to configure this monster.
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    9. I cannot believe one these just sold on E-Bay for 100.....way too much.
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    10. I was at Sams they already have Halloween and Christmas out.
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    11. 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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    12. My daughter sent me this. It's not on their website. Anybody find this at Walmart?
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    13. I have not gone into Walmart yet this year.
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    14. We have been in Home Depot (Halloween is out), our Michaels has Halloween out too and I haven't been in a Walmart since February for health reasons. I did buy a pumpkin from Lowe's because they have their Halloween out too and I Gargoyle from Home Depot. Cannot wait for Christmas tho!!!!
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    15. This makes me want to decorate now. It looks like most decorations are oversized. I've been to Target, Walmart and Michael's so far. Wal-Mart has just a few fall items. Target and Lowe's didn't have anything. Michael's had a section they cleared out to set up Halloween. Tomorrow is Sept 1st and I can't wait until summer is over.
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    16. Yes, but not that exact one. The person who owns that one wouldn't sell it to me, but contacted me a year later when she saw one listed on Mercari! So thoughtful... it is my grail piece. Just wish the condition was better, but am grateful just to have one at all.
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    17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086-TnvuSOQ
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    18. 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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    19. I too don't use Facebook and would most likely cease in seeking out help in the restoration of old David Hamberger animated Christmas displays..Slowing down a little with the age and not really looking to sign on other websites for those in the know on on this subject. Would like to " Thank all " who have giving me ideas and possible solutions to a variety of minute problems on this subject.Thank you too Chuck for even having the idea of a place where people doing similar things like this can help each other. I''ll still be here on the side reading the different stories and remedies folks ha
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    20. 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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    21. I don't know where to post this because it's not an exact fit for any of the categories but I guess here will do. I ran across this article that has a bunch of Christmas display pictures. The pictures are several years old but still fun to look at. Enjoy! https://weather.com/home-garden/home/news/holiday-lights-from-around-the-world-photos TED
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    22. 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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    23. wireframes and pvc pipe display
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    24. Thanks!!! Interesting. I bought the aluminum mold at the GF auction. Always wondered who made it.
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    25. Yes, since you asked: I hate ‘Grandma got run over by a reindeer’.
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    26. Just to let everyone know, I'm the guy who is trying to buy several of the specific molds. I have been silent for a while on this subject. I was at the Tarboro auction and have since made 4 trips back to mark the molds I was interested in. The buyer has now moved them all to his warehouse and I will be meeting with them this Friday to see if we can agree on price on the ones I had wanted to preserve. I am not in the mold business but a long time collector. I can't stand by and watch all of them get destroyed but I have no illusions about making any fortunes with them either. I am a retired pol
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    27. PlanetChristmas used to be the hip and happening place for Christmas decorators. In the early days it wasn't unusual for the site to trip off-line because of too much traffic. The stories I can tell... Then along came Facebook. Now anyone can create their own version of a Christmas group and Facebook handles all the behind-the-scenes heavy lifting. I'm considering changing the PlanetChristmas website to a Christmas-centric classified ad site. I'm seeing a growing need for Christmas decorators to have an easy way to move stuff between themselves. The classified ads, as usual woul
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