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  • 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.

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Yea, I know two things!

1. Why didn't you use them?

2. We just got the stuff out!

I have a few deer that friends gave me. The price was right - FREE. Well, they didn't come with any boxes. I was measuring one of the deer to see if I could scrounge a box of two at work and thought - pillow cases! The rascal fits in there real nice. I ran a cord thru the gathered end and now i have a storage container for the deer. it will hold any lose parts that fall off - bulbs, connectors, what nots... They are much easier to store when I do decide to use the deer, and they should stack in a corner or even hang from the rafters pretty nice. Just thought i would share this one with you all. Got to contribute some how!

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Yea, I know two things!

1. Why didn't you use them?

2. We just got the stuff out!

I have a few deer that friends gave me. The price was right - FREE. Well, they didn't come with any boxes. I was measuring one of the deer to see if I could scrounge a box of two at work and thought - pillow cases! The rascal fits in there real nice. I ran a cord thru the gathered end and now i have a storage container for the deer. it will hold any lose parts that fall off - bulbs, connectors, what nots... They are much easier to store when I do decide to use the deer, and they should stack in a corner or even hang from the rafters pretty nice. Just thought i would share this one with you all. Got to contribute some how!

Great idea. Good Will for old use pillow cases?

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Thank you! That just solved one of my storage problems. It seems like their antlers and ears always flop around and get stuck on everything.

- Michael

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Thank you! That just solved one of my storage problems. It seems like their antlers and ears always flop around and get stuck on everything.

- Michael

I just use a new trash bag.....and then store it in the frezer till I need it....lol.....thats what I hate about that type its hard to do anything with but that sounds like a good ideal

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I store mine out by the wood pile now

Under a huge pile of branches I cut off in late fall

I realized this as I was looking for them :(

The lights are all burned out, so I am switching to blow mold deer

Less maintenance

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I let the deer run free too, until they get in my display that is then I tie them down and force them to stay!

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I use 100+ deer in my display. I put each deer in a 40 Gallon 3 Mil plastic trash bag (similar to the pillow case idea). It works very well. I have found Christmas is lot more fun when the deer are working when I unpack them. That is why I make sure every bulb is working before I store them in the rafters above the garage.

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OK dlaird...you've got to post some pics of your 100+ deer display. I just can't imagine that many for one display. Pics pls!!!

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I use 100+ deer in my display. I put each deer in a 40 Gallon 3 Mil plastic trash bag (similar to the pillow case idea). It works very well. I have found Christmas is lot more fun when the deer are working when I unpack them. That is why I make sure every bulb is working before I store them in the rafters above the garage.

Sounds cool. Pictures please.

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@RAB you have pics of your deer I have about that much lol I wonder if its a sickness or I m telling my family I need to go hunting lol 

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