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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.

Christmas Hysteria

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About Christmas Hysteria

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  • Birthday 10/26/1974

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  • Location
    Whittier, CA
  • Biography
    I LOVE Christmas
  • Interests
    anything Christmas
  • Occupation
    Designer
  • About my display
    adding more lights every year!
  1. I tried this today and it was delicious!!! thanks for the idea!
  2. Its probably the same but it could be redone, I guess I'll find out in October :giggle: I would love to see a prequel rather than a sequel. I would love to find out the origins of Halloween Town and the beginnings of all the characters. Oh what fun!
  3. I'm a HUGE Nightmare Before Christmas fan...so I'm excited! I plan on going to see it at Disney's El Capitan theater in Hollywood! :giggle: http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie/tim-burton's-the-nightmare-before-christmas-in-disney-digital-3-d/?silentchk=1&
  4. I really like your new set! congrats!
  5. Nothing by me...yet. they said it would be closer to the end of the month!
  6. UMA GOODNESS I just got back from Michael's and they have their Halloween stuff out. Totally cool outdoor stuff and rockin' indoor decorations. I'm going back with my coupons tomorrow!!! :giggle:
  7. I'm in the process of making my fence as we speak! So I'm excited...this is my 1st year decorating for Halloween!!!
  8. those are totally cool! I'm working on doing a Nightmare before Christmas tree this year.
  9. This is my favorite rib roast recipe for Christmas Eve Dinner. I started this tradition 2 years ago and my family and friends love it. They can't believe how easy it is but it looks impressive.. Standing Rib Roast 1 (5-pound) standing rib roast 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 5 to 8 garlic cloves Olive oil Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Make small slits evenly over roast and add garlic cloves into slits. Rub roast with olive oil. Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder together and rub mixture all over roast; place roast on a rack in the pan with the rib side down and the fatty side up. Roast for 1 hour. Turn off oven. Leave roast in oven but do not open oven door for 3 hours. About 30 to 40 minutes before serving time, turn oven to 375 degrees F and reheat the roast. Important: Do not remove roast or re-open the oven door from time roast is put in until ready to serve. I cook it until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  10. UMA GOODNESS! I'm going to have to make that. thanks for sharing!
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