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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. Did anyone buy an Air Characters Blower from Bob at Yardinflatables and received their blower yet?
    2. If anyone has any brand new Santa Runway Landing Lights for sale, please send me a private message. Thanks,
    3. The Mickey Sailboat (Disney Steamboat Willie Scene) is now available at HomeDepot.com for $99.99 with FREE shipping. I know you said you were looking for a store not online, but just thought you might want to know in case you have not bought one yet and still can not find one in stores. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/OrderItemDisplayViewShiptoAssoc?isShowFreeShipping=true&check=*n&contractId=2081251&jspStoreDir=hdus&amtLeftForFreeShip=149.01&itemAdd=true&orderId=116786569&catalogId=10053&quantity=1&isOrderQualifiesForFreeShip=false&or
    4. No, I already checked the lights inside. I forgot to mention that earlier. I searched all over for another zipper and can't locate a second zipper. That was my first thought and is still the most logical one. If anyone has this same inflatable could they check and see if there is more than one zipper. The only one I see is located in the back near the bottom of base. Thanks so far to everyone who has come up with suggestions.
    5. I have a brand new Grinch with Max and sleigh that is not inflating properly. It only inflates about 1/3 of the inflatable. I only see one zipper and it is closed all the way. There is no debris lodged in the motor. There are no holes anywhere either. The blower has normal output compared to other blowers I have compared it to. I have left the inflatable running for almost a 1/2 hour and it doesn't inflate more than a 1/3 of the inflatable. Anyone ever had a similar problem with this particular Grinch or other inflatable? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Thanks,
    6. Just visited ShopChristmasInflatables.com and they have up to 40% off on select items.
    7. Yes, please get more info if you can. Thanks! I believe it may be made by Chrisha.
    8. Does anyone know where to get the 10 foot version of Hammacher Schlemmer Inflatable Black Cat beside eBay?
    9. In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
    10. Still looking for a few more Santa Runway Lights. If anyone has any brand new Santa Runway Lights for sale, please send me a private message. Thanks,
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