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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.
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  • 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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  1. Those would be cool to have.
  2. Let me know if you ever want to get rid of that one, I might be interested.
  3. LOL, yes he is. Is he in nice shape?
  4. They look nice. Do you want to sell the Santa that’s beside the snowman in the pic?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I have to many favorites, hard to pick just one.
  8. Dont know if it would look good with those style of lamps. I had some similar to the one pictured with the carolers and it looked good because you can see the bulb. It might look good if you tried a yellow bulb or something like that to help give it a flame effect.
  9. I think someone here posted some pictures and that person had some of those. They are really cool.
  10. I put LED flame bulbs in them. I think it gives them a cool look. 656E83CD-2A5D-4C5E-BC21-03919C5BAC73.MOV
  11. It looks nice but I think someone has done some paint work. Way to much over spray and looks to dark.
  12. If I think of it I will get that for you. Here is a pic of the pack.
  13. I tried some C7 LEDs I got from Menards the other day. The one on the right has the LED and the one on the left is a standard bulb. I think it looks pretty good compared to some others I have tried.
  14. I don’t think 40 bucks is to bad at all.
  15. I would like to know also. I bought some from a local store and wasn’t real impressed. Seemed like the light came from the top of the bulb if that makes sense.
  16. 40 bucks for the soldiers seem OK, they are a good size. The ones at Menards are 40 and 50 and are a third the size.
  17. It’s a bell, an old municipal decoration, thought it was cool with the different color cutouts in it. Not sure who made it.
  18. They also have two bulbs in them. Most that size always had one in them.
  19. Picked up a Grinch. They only had two there so I got one. Wish it was a little bigger.
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