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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. You rule what i cant think of anything

  2. Man you are quiet on here haha

  3. myspace.com/shawnboyee try that it works for me

  4. Ok well here it is but i warned you lol Its pretty ummm well you know LMAO Here is my email type it in search [email protected]

  5. Well i dont have facebook and i was going to add you to myspace but my page is ummmm well i dont want to scare you or your friends so i didnt add you LMAO

  6. Just stoppin in to say hello. Hope all is well ..... Shawn

  7. where the heck have you been hiding

  8. Your very welcome. Im glad that helped you out.

  9. Awsome when are you going to light up ?

  10. How you doing getting ready for Christmas ?????

  11. I usually have the lights hung already but where i live right now im not going to put many lights up just blowmolds so i didnt lol. I hate where i live right now its all metal and hard to hang lights. Just think this time next month our lights will be on or at least mine will be YAY cant believe its already here again

  12. Not a darn thing. How about you ??

  13. oh i see haha your right thats a wierd combo lol Is that you in the front of the pic ? You dont look like being a minor and one who would like blowmolds lol

  14. Hurry up there is a sheep loose in my yard and he needs a shepherd to watch him haha lol

  15. Is it still hot there in Txs ?

  16. Your nose will grow into a knot

  17. what does the Bull part mean ? lol

  18. Hi there how are you doing ?

  19. May your glasses grow to your head hahahaha

  20. Hi chuck is there anyway to delete my thread about pickin up in Pa if so can you please delete it. Thanks so much hows all your blowmold doing? lol

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