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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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Otisforme last won the day on October 25 2018

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    my sure
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    akron ohio
  • Biography
    im a grumpy young man so get off my lawn
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    gardening and christmas
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  • About my display
    blow molds and static led

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  1. Ecosmart brand is made by santas best they make same lights under the label of northwoods(sold at many independent retailers)... my opinion they are one of the best lines on the market 7 yr warranty, servicable diode, and and a cap that screws down tight to prevent corrosion
  2. Brand called lumineo made by kaemink sorry for spelling make something similar with all of rhem o Coming off a central stalk like a cat of nine tails
  3. Where u selling them at
  4. I think my son approves.... Not sure if there is enough room in the house for my collection and his
  5. That confirms it.... that those deer are rare
  6. Fiber optic lights invented in the 18th century predatex blow molds by a few years..... i have seen the ad on ebay i think it was made by puleo i have seen similar items from them
  7. Picked up this sleigh today.... cant wait to see it light up...
  8. Otisforme


    i have a five year old with autism that is starting kindergarten tommorrow... hopefully it all goes well.... just got him to bed.... mister playful_puppet do you make puppets to sell
  9. i like the look of the ghost dog.... i wonder how it looks lit... any got any pics... do they hold up looks like they are imported by kroeger private label subsidiary...
  10. Do they still have the 5ft tall santa at that antique mall
  11. Otisforme

    GFP Closing

    man i wish i lived closer to take part in that sale
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