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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.

JT Productions

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About JT Productions

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  • Birthday 02/14/1995

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  • Location
    The Forgotten Borough
  • Biography
    Decoration Enthusiast
  • Interests
    Decorating
  • Occupation
    Decorator
  • About my display
    Still accumulating more decor every year, blow molds lights etc.

    Still kicking myself about the fact that I didn't hound my parents to buy me the blow mold nutcrackers, toy soldiers and gingerbread collection, from Frank's just months before they shut their doors.
  1. Wow; looks they've got a good tan!
  2. Now that's the problem; I don't have/lost that middle snow wedge, nor do I have a small snowman blow mold! It's ok, I'm not to worried about it
  3. Hoyt, mind sharing that snowman? I removed mine from the candy cane itself a few years ago, and totally misplaced it. Now I'm left with a wanna-be SB candy cane with a 3 inch hole on top
  4. Scotty, I don't leave my snowmen out, but I do put up all white lights for a "Winter Display". It's usually only up for 2 1/2 weeks before the Valentine's Day display goes up. I don't even know if a winter display is possible with the amount of snow we received.
  5. In The Forgotten Borough, there are still streets that have not been plowed, and the snow amounts range from 24-32in! I can barely see half of my molds
  6. Like FP, my display gets packed away on, or after Jan 6th. With nearly 3 feet of snow on the ground, I'm afraid I won't be seeing my molds for another month or so
  7. I can clearly remember only five years ago, walking into the local (as in 5 minutes away) Frank's. What a winter wonderland for a kid. It was a major retailer of Union Workers-I mean Union Products. There were nutcrackers, soldiers, candles, snowmen, santas, gingerbread men, and their homes...I walked out of that place with a red Union lollipop and Union Tree. Lame! Who would have known it was only a few months before it closed... Whoops wrong thread!
  8. No one (as in myself) knew that molds would take such a rapid downturn...
  9. I thought TPI trumpet angles were found in geometry... Yeah, I would have to go w/the angel, and Teddy Bear Drummer
  10. Who's seen this guy? http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-33-SANTA-CANDY-CANE-PLASTIC-BLOW-MOLD-YARD-XMAS-/200557628684?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb22a8d0c I've never heard of the company "Union Workers".
  11. Does anyone know when was he manufactured?
  12. He looks awfully angry... Maybe because of the fact that he hasn't been outdoors in 60 years!
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