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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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About fos5516

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  • Birthday 08/31/1978

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    I am a meteorologist.
  • Interests
    Christmas light displays
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    tv weather
  • About my display
    I have blowmolds, animated features and trying to convert over to more LEDs
  1. I cant even find it on their website...anybody have a link to it. The link above only goes to general page for me.
  2. fos5516

    Blowmold Sale

    The stooges are not available. I will hopefully be able to update photos with whats left later in the weekend. Thanks
  3. I send you nessages no relp please relp

  4. fos5516

    Blowmold Sale

    Would like to sell as a group and will consider all offers for entire group. Can be picked up in southwestern/central pa. Most have paint loss/scratches and some have lights others do not. Have not tested any that do have light cords. no guarentee! If no offer for group will consider piecing them out and shipping. candles 5 each camels 15 each cow 5, missing ears empire deer, caulking near head/antlers 15 donkeys 10 each 3 soldiers 15 each, one has some dirt/stain noel lanterns 35, mounted on wood base/stickers on them, 3 nativity sets : Mary, Joseph, Baby 30 each mrs claus 20, scratches/paint loss on face and bottom, no glasses, north pole signs 15 each paint loss igloo 20 polar bear 20 santa face 10 (small one) some dirt santa set 1 (toy soldier santa 20, deer with santa 20, waving santas 15 each, smaller one with paint loss 20 santa set 2 (small front 15, left to right in back row: 20, 20, 15, 15 snowmen set left to right, 10, 15, 10, 10 shepard 10 missing staff, paint loss star/angel 10 each needs lights for star 3 stooges 300 (holes for tools/some paint loss) poloron sleigh 50 (fading) 2 wiseman sets 35 each halloween witch 15, paint fading.
  5. I take a saw and cut away part of the black plastic...usually about 3/4 of an inch...then the cfl usually fits in! good luck!
  6. Is this the ace that you go to all the time or is it the true value to have a contact with? I may have to make a trip up your way unless you know that other aces down my way will have them too!
  7. By the way it is styrofoam and in two pieces...top and bottom split at the top of the pants. There are no markings on it that I can find.
  8. Hi everyone, I was hoping that maybe mel or someone might have some info on this great find. Every year while on vacation in Ocean City MD, we stop at the christmas store on 34th street, and every year I ask to buy this in their store...ironically they are closing and selling most of their stuff. I was able to pick this up pretty cheap, but will not resell. It has a great history and I am glad to have it. Thanks, Josh
  9. Which ones were they? Any of the Mr and Mrs sets by chance? Thanks!
  10. Yes Justin, The choir was sold. And thanks for reminding me to bump this thread back up to the top as the santa and reindeer are still available.
  11. Hi Everyone I've got a large pick up of Poloron Large Choir Peeps recently and kept what I need and am willing to part with the others. There are 7 poloron and 1 unknown brand...most have the normal cracking around the necks and the last person put silicone on the necks. Paint could use some help as well. The unknown brand one has a larger crack, but probably could be fixed. They look great from a distance though and in a group as you can see in the photo. I do not want to split them up, rather try and sell all at once. PM with offers/questions please. I am not going to ship these and local pick up is in Clarksburg/Morgantown WV. The Santa/Sleigh is in great shape with no cracks and the runners are not cracked either. The 2 deer need a little work. There are no lights for the deer and no stands, and the one needs its antlers glued on and there are some holes on the bottom where the stands once connected. The one also has a hole in the hoof. None the less, the sleigh is the great part of this. 65.00 Pick Up Only Please...Clarksburg/Morgantown WV. I have an Empire sleigh already and do not need this one. But thought that someone could give it a good home.
  12. Hey everyone, I posted this on the other thread about Home Depot, but I thought I would start a new thread to get everyones attention... Home Depot is now offering free shipping on the molds on their website. I have included a link to the penguin, but I have noticed a few more being added including candy canes and the victorian family carolers. Great news today...and its pay day too! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xom/R-100371409/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
  13. Hey everyone...great news! Home depot is now offering free shipping on the blow molds. They have added a few more including candy canes, and the victorian caroler family. Now the prices don't seem that bad for those that are not near a Menards and can just click ship to me! Lets see if we can run Home Depot crazy and wipe them out the 1st day of October! LOL. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xom/R-100371409/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
  14. fos5516

    Group Buy?

    I contacted this person already this morning-Monday and he has about 17 choir people that he wants 75 a piece for, all the santas best for about 100 each, and several sets of lanterns for 20 bucks for 2. I hope everyone can pool enough together for this 100.00 asking price for over 100 molds. Seemed to be too good to be true.
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