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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. I'm lookin for older ones I bought some frames and need to see the colors
  2. I'm looking for some christmas done bright catalogs
  3. I'm looking for some old christmas done bright catalogs
  4. I have a 12 channel one I'm going to sell make me an offer before it goes to ebay
  5. thats cool do you have any more videos of the display
  6. I have that star with LEDs on it ill try to get a picture
  7. this guys name was mr. shaffer from greencastle pa
  8. The owner of the display was present at the auction he didn't die
  9. Some people there have a Santa I have been looking for a long time but they won't ship it so I'm trying to find some one to ship to me
  10. Looking for someone near Burbank
  11. http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/1616964.html some nice blow molds and wood cut outs
  12. i think its like a yard sale you can see price stickers on some things
  13. thats $23 for the whole set heres a link if u want to order it http://chicagolandtoysandhobbies.com/-LNL637997/
  14. has anyone seen the new lionel christmas figures made of blow molds heres a link http://www.lionel.co...37139 _9067.jpg i thought it was really cool
  15. the shipping is like 60 for the box its in i didntt know it would be safe to ship in just bubble wrap
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