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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. Kev I agree. And the two drummer bears? Thats about what I've seen them on EBAY for. Sure he would take offeres!
    2. Great score! That skeleton is a good one!
    3. Ive tried to order there also. Says I'm missing some sort of "plug in" on my computer. Tried to download it from their site and it wouldnt work.
    4. Great job Richard! Your display gets better and better every year!
    5. FP now that is funny! LOL How have you been sleeping in that dog house?? LOL
    6. FP another fine display of blowmolds! Its probably been asked but are those pink looking gingerbread molds factory?
    7. Great display and it looks like you have a LOT of space! (space envy) lol
    8. Nice job! Your nativity is great!
    9. Nice job! And yes you have some very cool molds! And I would dread putting lights on your house!! ITS TALLLLLL~!~!
    10. Tim Ive been working on a color changing snowman idea also. I already use the big empire snowman in red, blue, and green. The blue one you can see for miles lol As for cutting down on blowmolds used. I'm heading in the other direction. Ive used more molds this year than ever and the only thing keeping me from adding more is the lack of power. Ive put CFL and low watt bulbs in my molds already. Next step is either expand the power grid or invest in CREE LED's lol Or maybe both??? : )
    11. This is our nativity after midnight Christmas eve. Moments after Jesus arrived! And I caught Santa sneaking out through the fireplace right after that !! : )
    12. I really like the snowman nativity! Great job!!!
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