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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.
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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.
  • Location
    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.
  • Interests
    cars guns and radio controls
  • Occupation
    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. Those are cool. Nice that they plug in.
  2. Sounds cool. Big advantage to being able to display on both sides.
  3. That's pretty cool. How big is your display?
  4. I dont think all of their molds are like that. I posted a pic a while ago of a soldier I got at Lowes when they first came out. The paint was so bad I didnt even display it, they seem better now.
  5. Got some L.E.Ds for some blowmolds at Walmart 88 cents a box.
  6. You were the person I was referring to. They are nice.
  7. Thats how I run all mine. No problems and you can move things around better with a cord.
  8. Those would be cool to have.
  9. Let me know if you ever want to get rid of that one, I might be interested.
  10. LOL, yes he is. Is he in nice shape?
  11. They look nice. Do you want to sell the Santa that’s beside the snowman in the pic?
  12. Thanks everyone. I will have to look but I dont think I took any real good pics. I just put that one up because its hard to decide which one is my favorite, I like most all of them. That pic shows most of them and I like it because it shows the size of the display, you really dont realize it is that big with a bunch of close ups. If I have any good ones I will post some up.
  13. I didnt realize I cut some of it out on the picture, will try to fit it all in one before I take it down. It takes a couple of weeks to put up. I didnt put out everything but Im guessing around 350 blow molds 85 cutouts and all the colored lights are LED and a lot of the blow molds have LEDs in them.
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