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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Setting up Christmas Village with my family
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    Los Angeles CA
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    Celebrating Christmas 365 days a year.
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    Building Christmas Village, model trains, playing with toys :-)
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    Software Engineer
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  1. ??Christmas is coming real soon!! Come see my final Christmas Village this year with super long toy train cars. Mixed in with Disney figurines, Minions and Transformers. I had a lot of fun setting this up with my father and my two daughters. Very thankful for what I have with my family and health. I really value the time we spent together with this village. Every day my kids come back from day care they will go to the village display and play with the figurines, play with the snow and have a laugh. I am not sure if I will be able to set up villages like this next year because I will be going back to the work force in software engineering, it is a high stress industry so I hope I have the time and mood to set something up like this next year. Anyways, Merry Christmas to all and enjoy this video!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KzZnzdBEeg&feature=youtu.be
  2. I bought so much Christmas Village houses and figurines from Michaels, Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears this year. Finally we set up our Christmas Village with a larger scale this year. My favorite is the Santa Fe flat cars with all the Minions and Disney toys I mounted on them and the bump and go cable car. Come subscribe to my channel so I can make more videos like this :-)
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