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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.

Christmasparma

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About Christmasparma

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Getting a super nintendo
  • Location
    Parma Ohio
  • Biography
    Collect vintage Christmas and Halloween decorations
  • Interests
    motionettes and blowmolds
  • Occupation
    landscape
  • About my display
    have a large one

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  1. Really want one! Let me kno thanks
  2. Does he have the orginal box also? Im very interested in it. Please let me know. Send me a direct message. Thank you!
  3. Does he have the orginal box also? Im very interested in it. Please let me know. Send me a direct message. Thank you!
  4. Looking to buy one. Want the sign to be in decent shape. Let me know in you know any leads. Thanks
  5. IM JUST CURIOUS IF THEY EVEN EXIST IN MINT CONDITION AND WITH A BOX!??IM INTERESTED
  6. you are 100% correct. let the search begin!!!!
  7. I GOT OUT BID BY 25 DOLLARS ON THE ONE ON EBAY MAN I AM UPSET!!!!
  8. You def got that right! Maybe i need to watch a knicks basketball game!!!!
  9. Thanks Allen im very happy to finally have one.. Might have over paid a bit but i lucky have it! Snowman is next! I feel it getting closer! Lol
  10. Im abiut to strip the paint on my santa.. What stripper did u use? Did it take a long time? Did u strip it down to all pure white?
  11. Empire he is! Hes gunna be a chimney santa soon!!!
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