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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.
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  • 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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    Huntington NY
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    Always looking for classic blow molds for my display
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    Classic Cars - Antique Radios
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  1. I have been mounting this for 5 years now - For 5 years I have been using the same exact screw holes and never had a leak Below the mounts are metal screw receivers that have been mounted to the roof that get covered after use with a cap that seals around the shingles.... I wish i took pics of the screw receivers... They almost look like the screw in sheetrock wall hangers... The screws are not screwed directly into the roof... They use these exact mounts for satellite dish mounts that they are SUPPOSED to use The same type of mounts used for some solar panels installs They never leak
  2. Want to share how I have been mounting reindeer on the roof. bought nine flag poll mounts.. the best thing about these they can be adjusted to the pitch of your roof. wood dowls metal brackets table saw I cut the dowls to the length I needed. In my case they were mounted sideways down the slope. The reindeer are side by side with the rear reigndeer forward a bit. I cut the dowls for the reindeer an inch lower than the one in the front to accommodate the pitch of the roof. I used the table saw to grove out the dowls for the bracket and glued and screwed it together. I have been using this for Years now. Makes it way easy to mount them on any pitch roof
  3. My last recreated box, No motor just the box and gears http://www.ebay.com/itm/161175886581?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  4. The correct motor is the S motor, The Beco "rocking santa" used the J motor. There are 3 Brevel motors that can be used for the Poloron Mechanical blowmolds. The S the J and the K. all have the 1/4 inch shaft. Some May have came with the J.......... But I would say 95% were the S The J and the K are slightly smaller and thinner motors but will work fine for those blow molds. They also spin slighly slower If the J or the K are used with the Originl box a couple of washers must be used when adding the backing plate to give the correct spacing being those motors are slighlty thinner. The have the same bolt pattern as the S motor. So your S motor is original. Try to rebild it if you can, they are real tought to find. If you can't rebuild it a J and K will work just fine or you can use the parts from them to rebuild the S.
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/161168392306?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 I am selling this complete box on ebay right now for Poloron Mechanical santa/snowman Made as close as possible to original. Also have 2nd box which will need a motor and mouting holes for motor drilled. 2 prong outlet is installed any questions PM me Don
  6. Right now I am selling a recreated poloron mechinical santa/snowman motor box with gears on ebay. Here is the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/161168392306?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Made this as close to the original as possible. 20 ga steel I made two of these boxes, the one for sale now has a j motor and all mouting holes for motor and attaching to blowmold. Just bolt it on......and run The 2nd one has no motor and no mounting holes for the motor but it is complete with gears and placed 2 prong outlet. that will be going on sale later If anyone wants info or pics PM me
  7. this is for older inflatables that with age, that you love!! the material becomes porous, and does not hold air like it used to. most would assume the motor is going....I have had 2 inflatables that have been given me hell for the last 3 years the grinch and santa on the igloo with the candy cane. both would fall over and not inflate correctly. This year i took them out and checked every seam and for holes nothing. Motors are working correctly. Was thinking of getting new motors for both but that was a lot of money and not 100% they would fix the problem. here is what i did...... got santa on the igloo and blew him up. i had 2 cans of clear gloss spay. you can use clear or varnish..... i covered the inflatable with the spray (while motor was on too messy with it off) 2 coats 2 cans lots on the seams.... and guess what? like brand new and works great.... been a week and they are still good even while deflating and inflating every night. wear a mask do it out side!!! have fire extinguisher ready in case only works best while it's inflated and less of a mess like stuff sticking to it. i cant believe the results!!!!
  8. If the santa sled is still for sale let me know You can email me at [email protected] I live in Huntington Station less then 10 miles away from you Don
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