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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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    About Terri

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      mother of 2 grown children(19/22) .Been with b/f 5 year's.
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      Collect Amish decor,NASCAR collectibles and country/Christian Christmas decoration's.
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      I love to decorate with Christmas decor that has a country style .

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    1. just wanted to let u know it is up and running the show is about 30 min and i am on dumplin valley behind the coop on hwy 92 80 thousand lights this year

    2. Thank you for sharing the photo's of this beautiful nativity. It is sad that someone has painted over the original color's . A nativity such as this should of been taken well care of and when stored should of been done so as to not receive damage . It is evident that the previous owner's did neither . I have no doubt that this was once a work of great value. Thank you again.
    3. I seen a few snowmen and Santa's at Kmart and Santa's at WalMart . My guess...blow mold's are on the way out and inflatable's are gaining in popularity. At least when it comes to storage inflatable's take up A LOT less room. At Kmart there was a grand variety of blow up's .At least 10 ,but there were only 2 different blow mold's.
    4. Hi Brian ! Welcome to Planet Christmas.
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      Jeff ,my thought's and prayer's are with your family.
    6. http://homedecor.cafepress.com/item/bulldog-best-friend-ornament-round/14764028\\ Haven't seen any when I've been out ,but here's one that seems to be very similar to the one that you have pictured.
    7. I was thinking about having my b/f put up our light's outside around the house but not plug them in the next nice weekend we have and I don't think we're gonna see too many more of those. However I won't put up the decoration's inside until after Thanksgiving. And we won't set up our nativity until then outside.
    8. You sound like me and all of the Christmas decoration's that I've bought these past 2 month's at yard sale's ,flea market's ,Goodwill and Hobby Lobby. Right now it is stacked behind the couch,beside the tv, in one corner of the bedroom and in the bedroom closet . I just can't see packing it all down stairs when I'd just have to tote it back up after Thanksgiving. When I bring up what is downstairs from the past few year's that I've collected ,I'm going to go through it and get rid of stuff that I no longer want so I can make room for the "new" stuff. My b/f says that we need a bigge
    9. My deepest sympathies to your friend's family and to you as well.
    10. Eric ,although I'm not in Iowa,I just wanted to say that I love your show.
    11. Hold the door Chris,I'm on the way.I LOVE Smarties!!!!!!!!!
    12. I give candy to everyone who comes to the door. I'm already getting Trick or Treater's. They started at 5:00PM . When I was little we didn't start until dusk.
    13. What I'd like to know is where you people find the room to set up so many tree's. I hardly have room for 1 tree's.
    14. We bought 4 bag's .We start out giving 2 piece's and the later it gets the more the kid's get.
    15. Great finds Shaun ! Yah ,that bunny is pretty scary looking . Kinda like those one blow mold choir kid's.
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