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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.


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    Picked these up a Facebook Yardsale Group a couple nights ago!
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    Finally got to fix it up really nice and did I some custom wiring, rewrapped the older garland to make it look more fluffy
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    I'm overlooking the thread where someone posted photos of their jumbo C-9 Christmas bulb which they used a lamp kit and pvc pieces to create a fixture. Could someone lend some assistance, sincere apologies. I've gotta get these guys lit soon. Could anyone recommend an online website for moderately priced lamp kits? Thanks for any and all assistance lended- Eric.
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    Honestly I thing making a light kit might be overkill, you could just use the holes already there with a normal c-7 clip in light, which would be more than enough to light them up. Thats what i have in all of mine, and it works great, and real easy.
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    We didn't know about the white one until a couple of months ago when a friend gave that one to us, this is the only one we have seen through the years. Mel