Jump to content
Did you know?
  • 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.

Showing Off!

Sign in to follow this  

Proud of what you've done? You should be! Show it of here.

55 topics in this forum

    • 0 replies
    • 986 views
  1. Forum Guidelines

    • 0 replies
    • 927 views
    • 1 reply
    • 126 views
    • 2 replies
    • 67 views
    • 5 replies
    • 82 views
    • 2 replies
    • 83 views
    • 0 replies
    • 49 views
    • 16 replies
    • 1,000 views
    • 0 replies
    • 95 views
    • 4 replies
    • 137 views
    • 0 replies
    • 102 views
    • 0 replies
    • 103 views
  2. Multiple Santas?

    • 17 replies
    • 767 views
    • 0 replies
    • 592 views
  3. Gemmy blowers for Sale

    • 1 reply
    • 419 views
  4. 2014 Setup

    • 6 replies
    • 721 views
    • 6 replies
    • 1,056 views
    • 2 replies
    • 680 views
    • 6 replies
    • 887 views
    • 3 replies
    • 654 views
  5. Christmas 2013

    • 1 reply
    • 702 views
    • 0 replies
    • 735 views
    • 3 replies
    • 890 views
    • 7 replies
    • 836 views
    • 6 replies
    • 1,082 views
Sign in to follow this  
×