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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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    1. are my blow molds doneare my blow molds done

    2. A re yor pictures of the haunted mansion if so please send them to Gregg jones at winkelbottoms.com so he has more picturs to build off of thank you

    3. i just seen ur post on Chuck H. page and if u need pictures of disney land or world let me know i know almost everytrhing u wanna know about it

    4. im looking for haunted houses and hearse and a pumpkin with black cat on top which it is a 12 foot one and apupkin with a witch on top of it
    5. hey carrie have you started on my frankestin yet because i saw that menards had a couple today i was wondering if i should go ahead buy one or not

    6. Hey Chuck you sent me link on disney pics of disney haunted manison and i was wondering if you still know how to get to it if you do can you send it to Gregg Jones for me please

    7. the only other color that they is red which i have a bucnh of and you might want to get a hold of carrie
    8. hey carrie save me the tazz because im not coming to ice and let me know how much you want for it so i can get you the money somewhow and let me know any other extra molds that you have

    9. im looking for haunted houses infltabes and herse infltables can anyone help me find some for good prices
    10. whick snoopy are you looking for the large one or the small because i have a small one that i would sell you for a 150 bucks plus shipping or if you are coming to ice i could bring it there
    11. ill be there let me know the place and time
    12. i would like to have a carolering santa but i meant was carolers and a santa on a rocking horse
    13. carolers and santa on a rocking ginger bread house church es choir people and goofy andany othe disney characters and halloween blow molds
    14. also what are you bring to the ice swap meet if anything do you know what it would be yet

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