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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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  • 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.

annstiques

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About annstiques

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  • Birthday 05/09/1959

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  • Location
    new jersey
  • Biography
    Love auctions...antiques and my saluki (dog).
  • Interests
    selling antiques
  • Occupation
    selling antiques
  • About my display
    Its not a christmas display...but maybe they could be turned into one if you place christmas hats on them. I found the three stooges blowmolds. They have paint loss and some cracks and a dent. Can they be restored?
  1. LOL...They could have called it their Wax Museum Edition. Maybe the cast and crew from Gilligans Island...The Adams Family etc.
  2. I was just wondering...Does anyone think there was ever another Blow Mold made after a famous (Movie stars etc.) people besides the stooges and of course Mary Joseph and Baby Jesus.
  3. Dave, Are your Stooges the ones with the tools or santa hats and candy canes? Do yours light up?
  4. Thats one really cool thing about these stooges. They can be displayed for every season. Mine are going up on ebay tonight.
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    Kmart Molds

    It took me about 3 hours to get all the sand out without doing harm to the blowmold or paint on them. The wet sand was very difficult to remove. I thought of using the garden hose but thought the inside of the blowmold would never dry.
  6. The Moe I have does have a hole and he is holding a red rake. Larry is holding a broom and Curly is holding a rake also. They light up as well.
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    Kmart Molds

    This is a reply to christmas delight. Yes they do light up and all three have their original cords.
  8. annstiques

    Kmart Molds

    They do have their green plugs at the bottom. I bought them on friday and they have been under my porch with the plugs off. I'll wait to see if they dry.
  9. annstiques

    Kmart Molds

    You don't have to apologize... I understand. I will take photos of them and post them. Yes I will be selling them. They need to go to a home where someone will appreciate them and hopefully restore them. The base on two of them have cracks...the sand at the very bottom became wet... which is making it difficult to remove the sand. Any suggestions on how I can remove the wet sand.
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    Kmart Molds

    Thank You Marilyn. I've just recently found an appreciation for blowmolds... Being most companies are long gone. I own a ghost and witch that I found in the garbage. I love them both and can't wait to display them. However the Three Stooges are going. They are so unusual. I went with my gut feeling at auction and bid on them.
  11. annstiques

    Kmart Molds

    I'm new to this forum and I'm trying to figure out how to reply to posts. I found the blowmolds at auction. They are still filled with sand. They are the three stooges with the tools...two rakes and a broom. They came with their original lights. They are 1999 Union...Don featherstone.
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    Kmart Molds

    I just found the three stooges blowmolds. Has anyone ever seen them before?
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