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A Little Test Pt. 3...

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This separates the the Blow-Molder from average Christmas enthusiast.

Can anyone tell me the correct year that this Sears Christmas Catalog was manufactured?

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I think a few members will recognize that unique santa...

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Ya I care as well I love the history of Christmas Decor and find it pretty entertaining. Bring on the next Test!

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But I don't think one needs to know catalog pages to be a "blow molder". The years are interesting, but I won't be memorizing them; those days are over for me.

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Yes I think JT is just trying to have fun and enjoy the history behind the decor with other members. JT could re-word the intro and it may be recieved better.

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I just pulled some snide remarks from this thread.

Let me remind everyone about the PlanetChristmas rules: we're POSITIVE, family friendly and Christmas centric.

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Guess I missed the hubbub, but I always enjoy the old catalog pages, and love hearing new pieces of history/trivia about blow molds. Keep 'em coming!

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