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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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    Niki last won the day on August 7

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      My son woke up and saw the presents for the first time and said I BELEIVE!!!!
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      Sussex NJ
    • Biography
      Christmas fanatic
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      Blow molds
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    • About my display
      I started last year with 30 blow mold I am up to about 70 now - this year will be great! Adding music too!

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    1. There is none of this by me in New Jersey I’m jealous!!!!
    2. Im happy with the way they look and the quality. I’m not happy with the switch on them it’s covered with a rubber cover to turn on off etc. so that’s a bit weird. And battery compartment has 4 little screws to take out when you need to install batteries so that may be an issue especially in the cold lol. I may switch them over to electrical. I’m doubting 3 d batteries will last long.
    3. Here are the pictures! Finally got mine.
    4. Keep checking back online - my mom was able to order one on Tuesday. Someone must have cancelled their order.
    5. I got the red and white. I will post as soon as I receive.
    6. Hi, Here are my two I used this year. I got from Etsy. Not sure if same person you got yours from. Needs better lighting but everyone loved them!’nn
    7. Can you believe someone is selling the reindeer sign from Walmart on eBay for $90 already!
    8. I finally got my reindeer sign today but they only had one out and nothing else yet.
    9. I really like the mail box! And the lampposts are nice with the figures in them.
    10. Went to my Walmart this morning they will not have any christmas stuff out for a couple more weeks. Ugh!
    11. I found it on Walmart.com using that number. I think it’s by holiday time
    12. I like it!!! Hopefully my Walmart gets them soon thanks all!
    13. I went to my Walmart tonight no christmas stuff out yet! Would love to see a picture. Who makes it? Thanks
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