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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 chad

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  • Birthday 01/26/1976

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation is a true story
  • Location
    San Diego, California, USA
  • Biography
    I still believe in Santa
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, Radio, Christmas, Country Music
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Blowmolds and lights

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  1. Been working on a little refresh for these fine fellows. Empire rules my yard!
  2. I use a cable system with an antenna tripod weighed down with cinder blocks. However it's not on point as I did drill holes in the molds. LightsonLinden has by far the best set up I've seen yet. Merry Christmas Chad
  3. Came from Kmart in Oceanside. Thanks for picking up the molds. Im glad they landed with a fellow PCer! Chad
  4. Hello PC! Just wanted to see if any one out on PC collects old city pole mounted decorations? I'm looking to start a collection. If any one has some for sale please contact me. Thanks in advance and Happy Thanksgiving, Chad
  5. I love the old days..........
  6. chad

    2009 Display

    All, It's been awhile here on PC. I have posted a few pictures of our 2009 display. Enjoy Chad www.avocadoradio.net Cruzin 101 Santa's Station
  7. Hands down Empire. I can remember going to Woolworths as a kid and seeing selves of Empire molds.
  8. Thats funny Brad. I sold some railroad gear to a friend about eight years ago and he has yet to pick up the items. He keeps calling once a year to say he's getting a truck to come by. I should charge storage fees. With all this talk on this thread Im reminded of how smooth our transaction was on the Empire school house a few years ago. She still looks nice each year in yard. Again thanks. Chad
  9. I agree with Carrie. I have bought from a few PCers with no issues. I currently have a issue with one sale back in December. The buyer has yet to pay for one mold and shipping on three. As a PCer for years this is my only bad sale. Lesson learned. Thanks for the advice Carrie. PM me if you would like to know more details. Chad
  10. Strange thing here in So Cal. ACE has life size Wisemen and Santa's Best type wisemen sets but no Holy Family to go with them. The local ACE's haven't had the Holy family this season. Chad
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