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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 scotty2403

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    • Birthday 12/08/1986

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      Cambridge, MD
    • Biography
      I've been collecting blowmolds for a few years now and LOVE decorating for all holidays (especially Christmas).
    • Interests
      Christmas/holiday decorating.
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    • About my display
      Mostly blow molds with a couple inflatables and wooden yard art mixed in.

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    1. Nice haul! Love the snowmen and the sleigh. The skeleton is very nice too. You don't see him very often.
    2. Sorry you got outbid. Better luck next time.
    3. Lucky you! My Ace didn't have any left.
    4. You got an amazing deal! A lot of nice pieces there.
    5. Love your display. Everything looks really good both indoors and out. Awesome collection!
    6. Very impressive display and collection. Really nice! Love your Nativity scene.
    7. Looks good! Really nice job! Love the star you have in the window.
    8. That Nativity is gorgeous! I've never seen that one before. Where did you get it?
    9. That's wonderful! So good to hear. Your display is absolutely amazing! I'm sure your neighbors and all the people where you live really appreciate what you do.
    10. Really nice display! Besides the Nativities snowmen are my favorite blow molds. You have a really nice collection of them. They look great all together!
    11. Your display looks absolutely amazing! You did a wonderful job. I'm very envious of your collection.
    12. Beautiful set up, CapeLights. Your Nativity look gorgeous! Love the angels on top of the stable and the little lambs above the Holy Family.
    13. Really nice Nativities, guys! Keep them coming!
    14. He looks great! So glad your friend was able to fix the inflatables. Hope you had a nice Christmas.
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