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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.
  • 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.
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Stephen Blue

Display sale in Richmond

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FYI for any who are interested, one of the long-time Tacky Light Tour houses in RVA is "downsizing" - the majority of their blowmolds, cutouts, and wireframes are for sale. I wouldn't call it a "fire sale", but the prices are certainly waaaay below the nuts on eBay/Craigslist.  

Here's the RTD page on the display so you can get an idea of what there is. A lot has been sold already, but there is a ton left still as well. A lot need some TLC, but still... don't see sales like this happen often. http://www.richmond.com/holiday/tacky-lights/chesterfield/bellbluff-drive/article_44427770-38cf-11e2-899c-0019bb30f31a.html

PM me and I can get you the owners contact info - I don't want to post it publicly. It's first come, first serve - he's not holding anything for anyone, not shipping either, so this is truly local to those within driving distance of north Chesterfield. 

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