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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.

    Brad Caudill

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    About Brad Caudill

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      Blowmold God
    • Birthday 08/04/1979

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      http://bradschristmasworld.tripod.com, http://ssplights.tripod.com

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      Irmo, South Carolina, USA
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      Buy the book.
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      Instock Team
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      Don't ask if you have to ask.

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    1. I hope that people in here can buy the molds and start producing them.
    2. Nice display. I love all the TPI molds.
    3. Pretty sure it is Sunhill. I have one as well.
    4. I love those.. Sears carried the Yulescapes stuff to.. They weren't cheap. I think they made a few other houses too. I got the gingerbead house and a few other things.... lights are about out on it but I use it still.. the foam does get bad but it works great with the blowmold gingerbread men. https://www.facebook.com/brad.caudill#!/photo.php?fbid=580056738686490&set=a.556306457728185.145398.100000465061490&type=3&theater
    5. really Brandon... you had to dig this up and throw in your 2 cents.. for the record there is still a good bit left and he may find more this yard sale season.... he will list when he gets a chance to but the kids and job keep him busy.
    6. Go to Walmart.. get the 40W bulbs at 4 for $1 but yeah soon even those will be gone so we will have to either stock up or find another option.
    7. wow that really has me stumped.... you got a rare one there for sure.. maybe only one ever made.
    8. I am going with foam as well.. It could possibly be plastic but I doubt made by any big name company.
    9. ahh.. a wise guy aye... whoop whoop whoop.... just watched the new movie lastnight.. It was better than I expected.
    10. Do you have pictures of the actual items? People probably want to see what condition the mold is in.
    11. Nice job.. Never seen it done that way and depicting stories.. Love the reindeer training.
    12. The good old days... thanks for the post
    13. check out the fro on that choir boy.. amazing collection
    14. Where is the choir? I don't see it in the pic.
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