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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 crazy4holidays

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    Blowmolder
  • Birthday 03/16/1991

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    Outside of Hazleton, PA, USA
  • Biography
    I'm Tom.
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, inflatables and Wilkes-Barre Penguins Hockey
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    St. Lukes Pavillion
  • About my display
    My Display is mostly blowmolds. I also have many inflatables, wireframes, a few cut-outs, and lots of lights. 2008 I am adding a bit of computer control.

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  1. This is the only picture I have of him. There is that version and a white coat one as well.
  2. if you look bottom row all 3rd mold from the left is a Union Santa Snowman.
  3. Santa with the Teddy bear, Holiday Joy bear, Promo Elf, Promo Jr. Snowman, Halloween Totem Pole,Halloween Bear, both Haunted Houses, and C5160 Caroler Assortment are missing as well.
  4. also missing is the Penguin in the Igloo
  5. $150 for a mold still ain't bad. GLWS
  6. The big santas best Candy cane, and The Brown Christmas Cub and Teddy Bear are also M.I.A
  7. When i picked up my snowlady, she had something in her like dirt or mud. I kept pumping water into threw the bottom hole until it loosened up and starting coming out.
  8. Looks like a wireframe with that tinsel looking stuff on it.
  9. I have that set but your appear to be missing the antlers. Nice find for that price. I paid $62 just for the sleigh this year.
  10. Mhmm, but I'm pretty sure hers are the smaller ones.
  11. The wreath looks like TPI, but the Sax Santa I can't tell.
  12. The Santa's Workshop elf is still being made today but his boots are green now. That one has better contrast in my eyes. The Snowman is a Grand Venture. Walmart had him many years back for $19.99. Grand Venture is no longer around but that snowman is, but being made by a different company. I dont think his price is too bad, could be better tho.
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