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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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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55cgas last won the day on March 7

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About 55cgas

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 05/31/1977

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
  • Biography
    Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus
  • Interests
    Cars, Football, Softball, Baseball, Christmas
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    It varies with my mood.
  1. Just bought it. What is it?

  2. Municipal Light Pole Decoration

    I have 6' christmas trees in NJ
  3. Securing molds in a better way

    I drive a stake into the ground, put the mold in front of the stake and tie it to the stake with a thin piece of wire. My molds don't budge in the wind at all, they are exactly in the same position when I take them down as when I put them up.
  4. Anyone Identify??

  5. Yard Sale finds, info help

    I have ZERO patience!!! LOL If I want something I want it NOW, hahahaha!!
  6. Who Manufactured These Candles...

    Really?? They suck, they still have the nubs on them that hold the sign top on.
  7. Who Manufactured These Candles...

    Those look home made. They are Union North Pole sign bases with candle flames on them.
  8. LED Light Sale of a Lifetime

    I'm curious if the multi strings are warm or cool. If they look close to incandescent's then i'd be interested in some.
  9. Indoor Speaker Outdoors

    Well you are hooking a stereo speaker up mono, so than can be you're problem.
  10. Indoor Speaker Outdoors

    Red and white are audio, yellow is video.
  11. Indoor Speaker Outdoors

    Yes, you can hook it up to a DVD player if it has speaker ports, usually they don't because they use you're TV speakers for sound. If you had a stereo system that would be you're best bet. The speaker says 60 watts because that's probably either the max it can handle or it's the recommended working wattage. They will work with less watts but as in you're case will be very quiet. A laptop or desktop just don't have enough power for the speaker to work properly, like others said, you need an amplifier or a powered speaker.
  12. Selling and shipping blow molds?

    Most people ship blowmolds wrapped in bubble wrap to save cost. If you shipped them in a box the shipping prices would be outrageous. I personally have bought and sold many blowmolds and always shipped them in bubble wrap and have had great success. If you are willing to ship, I would be interested in a price for the Tigger, polar bear, yellow witch and the skeleton with top hat.
  13. How are you powering your display?

    Standard outdoor extension cords and 1, 15 amp and 1, 20 amp outlets, no issues.
  14. How are you powering your display?

    I run mine with 2 extension cords and 2 outlets.