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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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I found 2 similar blow molded pumpkin baskets at a yard sale today, but there is no maker stamp. They seem fairly old, and one looks to have something that holds a battery. I looked on blow-molded.com and I didn't find them. Info would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Your pumpkins were made by Tico Toys.  The one with the battery holder is their #4501 Giant 7" "Lite-Up" Pumpkin.  They also made a #4321 Senior 5" "Lite-Up" Pumpkin with diamond shaped eyes and a #4791 Jumbo 10" "Lite-Up" Pumpkin.  The other pumpkin looks to be their #450 Giant 7" Pumpkin.  They are from the late 60's & early 70's.  The lite-up pumpkin takes a GE or Westinghouse #123 bulb or equivalent and should take a C battery.

Mel
 

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