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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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    • Birthday 12/13/1976

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      I always liked when my dad would take me around to see all the local displays when I was a kid. That is what got me started, now I am the only one in my area that puts up a big display.
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      new philadelphia ohio
    • Biography
      I am 42 years old I would help my dad put up lights when i was a little boy. our house burnt down in 1985 and all the decorations was lost so me and my little brothers started doing odd jobs to get money and would go buy stuff and we started decorating little by little every year.
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      cars guns and radio controls
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      tool and die maker
    • About my display
      I have over 400 blow molds over 80 cartoon cutouts and more than 25000 lights and make it bigger every year.

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    1. I love the looks of the old c9s. I probably put up over 150 strands but outlets and extension cords become an issue. I switched to LED and now do all that with a couple cords and one outlet. I do have one tree I made with old school c9s and will probably not change that out. As far as LED bulbs for blow molds I just get warm white and I can’t tell a difference. My local Walmart has 40 watt 4 packs for 94 cents, that’s cheaper than incandescents.
    2. Whats the bad to switching to LED?
    3. I will probably be selling my stuff in the next couple years.
    4. I got some good deals on LEDs so Im changing out the rest of my bulbs and repairing some things. Probably start the first week of November..... I hope.
    5. I have been working on things but nothing up yet.
    6. There are only two minion blow molds the other two are stuffed.
    7. I believe they made three different ones. A Christmas tree, a candle and the one you pictured. Is the one you pictured for sale?????????????? I have the other two and am still looking for the santa. Those were more of a municipal decoration, probably from the 60s.
    8. Been to four different Walmart’s can’t find those trees.
    9. From the picture posted of it in the shopping cart it is not battery powered.
    10. How do they look when plugged in, does the paint look good?
    11. I haven't seen the dog yet, hoping I can find him.
    12. Im thinking they were 35 bucks.
    13. I like the dog and penguin.
    14. Those are the same numbers that are on the receipt. Strange they didn't come up when you tried.
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