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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 BamaSanta

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Buying my first blow mold Christmas decorations, 2 Noel candles and a Santa Claus and 2 strings of lights.
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      I love to decorate the house for the pleasure of the neighborhood.
    • Interests
      Christmas and anything Christmas
    • Occupation
      self employed
    • About my display
      Been collecting for over 30 years and have mostly blow mold decorations

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    1. Shane, Just love your display. Seen close ups you have posted but OMG! what a display.
    2. Just wanting to wish my Planet Christmas Family all a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New Year 2020. All of your displays are AWESOME and I can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with for Christmas 2020. Jerry
    3. Good Morning Planet Christmas Family, I just wanted to share the Christmas light drive thru that set up in our sister city, Oxford, AL, IMG_0762.MOV at a baseball complex. The company that put it on is called “Magic of Lights”. It was outstanding. They also set up a Christmas Village with Santa, an ice skating rink and other things along with hot chocolate, fresh made Carmel corn. Forgive the video quality since it was shot with a cell phone. Merry Christmas to you all, Jerry
    4. I wish when they made these that they would have made them so you could make them face one another and not having the bends go one way.
    5. Those are some great looking displays guys. Just think next Friday starts the real hard work 😆
    6. I am doing better. Ended up having triple by-pass on the 10th of July so I am 5 Weeks out from surgery. Had a problem with the leg they removed the vein from for surgery. It busted open and began draining pretty bad. They opened it up and drained the hematoma that had formed. Now I have to change the dressing and pack the wound with gauze twice a day. My mom goes on Monday the 19th to have a complete right knee replacement in Birmingham at Andrews Sports Medicine. Thanks for checking on me.
    7. Hey J, What a great find. Those have got “fly high” on those cold winter nights from Thanksgiving and New Years.
    8. Surgery will be tomorrow. Don’t know exactly when. The surgeon gives a good prognosis. Just ready to get this over with. Just keep me in prayer for the next couple of days til I come out of Cardiac ICU.
    9. Morning Planet Christmas Family, Requesting prayer from you all. I had a heart attack back on Valentines Day and had 6 stents put in. Had an additional 2 more stents placed. Still had no strength and my doctor had to put in a balloon temporarily til I go to UAB to have open heart surgery probably tomorrow. Just pray that everything goes as it should. thanks, Jerry
    10. Hey Big J. Never knew they existed either. Look cool though. That is a good haul there. That color green would look good for Easter.
    11. Although I didn’t come along til 1967 I still remember the window displays in downtown and nothing this day and time compares to back then.
    12. I always have loved the classics. Don’t like it when they do remakes of the classics.
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